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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India on this day in 1966.

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It was on this day in 2001, upon leaving office, Bill Clinton admitted
to his
false statements concerning his affair with Ms. Lewinsky.   
    
    
    
   

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Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean is 72 years young today.

Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer
of all time. Achieving 25
Recording Industry Association of
America (RIAA) certified Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum
awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard

country music charts, a record for a female artist (tied with
Reba McEntire). She has 41 career top 10 country albums,
a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted
singles over the past 40 years.

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HORROR DIRECTOR IS 70 TODAY

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John Howard Carpenter

Director and composer John Carpenter is known for his horror,
thriller and science fiction films. His filmography includes The
Thing (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Halloween (1978),
Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (1984). He has
composed most of the music for his films. Carpenter made
short horror films on 8mm before high school.

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Carpenter at the keyboard.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978)

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Japanese Chief Government Spokesman Koichi Kato issues an
official apology concerning World War ll sex slaves.

On this day in 1992, Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean
women to serve as sex slaves or “comfort girls”, as they were called, for the 
Japanese soldiers during World War II. He said, "We cannot deny that the
former Japanese army played a role" in abducting and detaining the "comfort
girls," and "We would like to express our apologies and contrition".


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L. Douglas Wilder of
Virginia, the nation’s first elected black
governor, took the oath of office in Richmond on this day in 
1990.


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Lawrence Douglas Wilder will turn 87 on January 17.

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Emile Zola’s "J’accuse" was published in Paris on this day in 1898.

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Stephen Collins Foster
  (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864)

Foster is known as "the father of American music", was an American
songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster
wrote over 200 songs; among his best-known are "Oh! Susanna",
"Camptown Races", "My Old Kentucky Home", and "Beautiful
Dreamer
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SANDY KOZEL

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"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine was published on this day in
1776.
 

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On this day in 1863, Prime Minister Gladstone (below) opened the
first section of the London Underground Railway system, from
Paddington to Farringdon Street.      

    
   

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William Ewart Gladstone
December 29, 1809 – May 19, 1898)

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The Beatles first album released in the United States hit store
shelves on this day in 1964.

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The Beatles posed for a portrait in front of an American Flag
in 1964 in New York City.

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Sir Roderick David Stewart  is 73 years old today.

Singer Rod Stewart has released over 60 hit singles and, in 2008, was
named the 17th most successful artist on the The Billboard Hot 100
Top All-Time
Artists. He once worked as a newspaper delivery boy
and a gravedigger.


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Sir Rod Stewart at Buckingham Palace in London, after he
received his knighthood in 2016.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994)

Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from
1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only
United
States
president to do so.

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On this day in 1972, eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes
called a book by Clifford Irving a fake biography. The
book is actually the result of Irving’s lengthy research
combined with fiction. Irving and others involved in the
hoax confessed. He was sentenced to 2 1/2  years in
prison, of which he served 17 months. 

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Clifford Michael Irving (November 5, 1930 – December 19, 2017)

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Surveyor 7 landed on the Moon on this day in 1968. It
 was the seventh and last lunar lander of the American unmanned Surveyor program sent to explore the surface of the Moon. A total of 21,091 pictures were transmitted to Earth.

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Surveyor 7 (arrow) is seen sitting on the ejecta blanket of Tycho
Crater.

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The Phantom of the Opera Playbill - July 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of The Opera”
became the longest running Broadway show on this
day in 2006.

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