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SANDY KOZEL

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Guglielmo Marconi, (1st Marquis of Marconi) (April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937) 


Marconi was an
Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his
pioneering work on long-distance
radio transmission and for his
development of
Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system. He is
credited as the
inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel
Prize in Physics
with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of
their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

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It was on this day in 1507.

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On this day in 1945, U.S. and Soviet forces met at Torgau, Germany 
near the Elbe River.

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The U.S. Hubble Space Telescope was placed into Earth’s orbit on
this day in 1990. It was released by the space shuttle Discovery
(below).

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996)

The Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, won thirteen Grammy Awards and
became a legend for singing "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
and "I’m Making Believe." Her rendition of "Summertime" with Louis
Armstrong
is considered one of the best collaborations in music
history.

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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in the recording studio.

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SANDY KOZEL

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It was on this day in 1980.

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Irish nationalist launched the Easter Rebellion against British
occupation forces on this day in 1916. They were overtaken
several days later.

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During World War I on this day in 1915, the Ottoman Turkish Empire began the mass deportation of Armenians.


A group of men excavates the remains of victims of the Armenian genocide.

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Mark Rudd (center) a leader of the student protest at Columbia
University in New York,

On this day in 1968, student militants occupied Hamilton Hall, the main
classroom building, and took a dean hostage for 24 hours. They stormed
into the office of the university’s president, ransacked files and smoked
his cigars. Over the next few days, hundreds of students would seize a
total of five campus
buildings.

The protests were part of a year of global tumult that included Vietnam’s
Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F.
Kennedy and mass demonstrations at the Democratic National Convention
in Chicago.

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Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is 50 years young today.

Singing icon Barbara Streisand has sold over 245 million records
and won 10 Grammy Awards, including an Album of the Year Award
for The Barbra Streisand Album in 1963. She has also had success
as an actress, receiving an Academy Award for Best Actress for her
role in the 1968 musical film
Funny Girl.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Adolf Hitler
(April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945)

Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi
Party
Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader")
of
Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World
War II in Europe
with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and
was central to
the Holocaust.

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Auschwitz concentration camp, the largest mass murder site in
human history.

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It was on this day in 1999.

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The "El Dorado" arriving with Cuban refugees during the Mariel
Boatlift which began on this day in 1980.

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Ted Williams made his baseball debut on this day in 1939.

Williams played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball career as a left
fielder
for the Boston Red Sox from 1939 to 1960, only interrupted by time
in the service during World War ll and the Korean War. Nicknamed "The
Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "The Thumper",
and
"The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived", Williams is regarded as one of the

greatest players in baseball history.

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Theodore (Ted) Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002)

 

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Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005)

Luther Vandross was a singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout
his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several
different artists including
Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana
Ross
, David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He
later became a lead singer of the group
Change, which released its gold-
certified debut album, The Glow of Love, in 1980 on
Warner Bros. Records.

After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist
and released his debut solo album, Never Too Much, in 1981. During his
career,
Vandross sold over 35 million records worldwide, and received
Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different
times. He won a total of four Grammy Awards in
2004 including the Grammy
Award for
Song of the Year
for a song recorded not long before his death,
"
Dance with My Father”.

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A POLITICAL CAREER ON THIS DAY IN 1988

Sonny Bono being sworn in as Palm Springs Mayor on April 19, 1988.
Sonny Bono being sworn in as the Mayor of Palm Springs, CA.

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Sonny Bono served four years as Mayor of Palm Springs from
1988 to 1992. He
was instrumental in spearheading the creation
of the
Palm Springs International Film Festival, which is held
each year in Bono’s memory. Sonny Bono was also elected
congressman for California’s 44th district from 1995 until his
death in 1998.

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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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Gene Autry recorded "Back in the Saddle Again" in Los Angeles
for Columbia Record Corporation.

In addition to being used as the theme for Autry’s radio program, Gene
Autry’s Melody
Ranch
, "Back in the Saddle Again" was also used for
The Gene Autry Show on television as well as for personal appearances.

The 1993 film Sleepless in Seattle included "Back in the Saddle Again"
as one of "a number of standards" heard in its soundtrack.

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Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry
(September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)

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