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A ROCK ICON HAS DIED AT 89

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Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017)

Fats Domino, the amiable rock ‘n’ roll pioneer whose steady, pounding piano
and easy baritone helped change popular music while honoring the traditions
of the Crescent City, died Tuesday, the 24th.

Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, coroner’s
office, said Domino died of natural causes at 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993)

Considered one of the greatest jazz trumpeters in history, Dizzy Gillespie 
was instrumental in the evolution of bebop and modern jazz. His first pro
gig was in 1935 with the Frank Fairfax Orchestra, followed by stints with
the orchestras of Edgar Hayes, Teddy Hill, and Cab Calloway.

“Summertime’’ (1970)

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1907

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


Actor and singer Gene Autry is known as The Singing Cowboy for his
appearances in ninety-three movies and ninety-one TV productions. The
roles as honest American heros earned him a reputation as one of country
music’s most prominent figures. Before fame he did work on his father’s
ranch and worked as a railroad telegrapher. He also performed as a singer
and a guitarist at local dances. Gene Autry owned the Anaheim Angels
baseball team for over thirty years.


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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon
and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago,
IL on this day in 1960.

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On this day in 1980, the Cuban government abruptly closed Mariel Harbor to
end the freedom flotilla of Cuban refugees that began the previous April.

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On this day in 1957, the musical "West Side Story" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.
 

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George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937)

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin’s compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most
popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are
the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American
in Paris
(1928) as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).

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Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965)
 

T.S. Eliot was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social
critic, and "one of the twentieth century’s major poets".
  Eliot attracted
widespread attention for his poem "
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
(1915), which was seen as a masterpiece of the
Modernist movement.

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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 91

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Harry Dean Stanton
(July 14, 1926 – September 15, 2017)


Stanton died on Friday at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los
Angeles
, California. His career spanned over 60 years.

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