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FIRST ASTRONAUT JOHN GLENN IS 95 TODAY


John Herschel Glenn, Jr. was born in Cambridge, Ohio.

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NEWSMAN MORLEY SAFER HAS DIED AT 84


Morley Safer (November 8, 1931 – May 19, 2016)

The Canadian born “60 Minutes” correspondent retired just a week
ago after 52 years at CBS television. He was the longest-serving
reporter on “60 Minutes”, winning 12 Emmy Awards. Safer died this
morning in his Manhattan home.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Mt. St. Helens as it looks today from downtown Portland, Oregon.

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William Martin
"Billy" Joel is 67 today

Billy Joel learned boxing to defend himself from bullies, and won twenty-
two bouts in the amateur Golden Gloves circuit. He played the piano at
bars to help support his mother while in high school.

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TV SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

ABC’s Wide World of Sports is a sports anthology television series that
aired on the American Broadcasting Company from April 29, 1961 to
January 3, 1998, primarily on Saturday afternoons. Hosted by Jim McKay,
with a succession of co-hosts beginning in 1987, the title continued to be
used for general sports programs on the network until 2006. In 2007, Wide
World of Sports
was named by Time Magazine on its list of the 100 best
television programs of all-time.


Host Jim McKay (James Kenneth McManus)
(September 24, 1921 – June 7, 2008)

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