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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) 

Queen Elizabeth, the longest reigning monarch in British
history is 91 today.

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The Queen and Prince Philip.

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The notorious German flying ace known as “The Red
Baron”, was killed in action by Allied
fire on this day
in 1918.
 


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The Baron prepares for a flight over British lines in his Fokker
Dr. I Triplane.

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The original Broadway production opened on this day in 1977.

The original Broadway production ran for nearly six years, setting a record for
the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It won the Tony Award for Best
Musical.

                           

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ED DONAHUE

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It was on this day in 1994 the civil war erupted in Rwanda.

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Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, is shown as he
took part in the first successful public demonstration of inter-
city television broadcasting on this day in 1927.

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Henry Ford’s first car was the Quadricycle, seen here with Ford
in 1896.

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It was on this day in 1947.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

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On this day in 1949.

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SHIRLEY JONES IS 83 TODAY

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Shirley Mae Jones was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania.

Musical actress Shirley Jones starred as the mom of The Partridge Family on
ABC-TV from  September 25, 1970 – March 23, 1974. She won the Miss
Pittsburgh contest in 1952.

 

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PAST WORLD NEWS EVENTS

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1968

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Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer
Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II
. It opened
on this day in 1943 on Broadway.

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Opening on this day in 1889.

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MUSICAL OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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The King and I
is the fifth musical by the team of composer Richard
Rodgers
and dramatist Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on Margaret
Landon
‘s novel, Anna and the King of Siam (1944), which is in turn
derived from the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, governess to the
children of King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. The musical
premiered on March 29, 1951, at Broadway‘s St. James Theatre. It
ran for nearly three years, making it the fourth longest-running
Broadway musical in history at the time, and has had many tours
and revivals.

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