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On this day in 1940, the 114-day Battle of Britain began during World
War II.

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The Telstar Communications satellite was launched on this day
in 1962. It relayed TV and telephone signals between Europe and
the U.S.

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Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874)

Following Zachary Taylor’s death, Millard Fillmore (above)
became the 13th President of the United States on this day
in 1850. He was the last member of the Whig Party to hold
the office of president.


Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850)

The identity and source of Taylor’s illness are the subject
of historical speculation, although it is known that Taylor
and several of his cabinet members had come down with
similar intestinal ailments on July 4, 1850, while attending
holiday celebrations during a fund-raising event.

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Shamil Salmanovich Basayev
(January 14, 1965 – July 10, 2006)
 

Basayev was a Chechen militant Islamist and
a leader of the Chechen movement.

He was killed by an explosion on July 10,
2006.  Controversy still surrounds who was
responsible for his death.

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Folk singer/songwriter Arlo Davy Guthrie is 71 years older today.

Like his father, Woody Guthrie, he is known for singing songs of protest
against
social injustice, and storytelling around a song.

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Voice actor/comedian Melvin Jerome Blanc
(May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989)

Having earned the nickname The Man of a Thousand Voices, Blanc is
regarded as one of the most influential people in the
voice acting
industry
.

Mel Blanc died of advanced coronary artery disease on this day in
1989
at Cedars-Sinai, at the age of 81.

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Mel Blanc at the KGW radio studio in Portland,
Oregon, circa 1948.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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From left: John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other on this day in 1957.

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The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago on this day in
1933. The American League beat the National League 4-2.

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The Biafran War erupted on this day in 1967. The war lasted two-
and-a-half years. About 600,000 people died.

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Late Odumegwu Ojukwu (left) leader of the breakaway Republic
of Biafra from 1967 to 1970.

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One of the casualties of the war.

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Mexican  painter Frida Kahlo de Rivera (Magdalena Carmen Frida
Kahlo y Calderón)
  (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954)

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Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title on
this day in 1957. She was the first black athlete to win the event.

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Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye)
(November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)

Roy Rogers was one of the most popular Western stars of his
era. Known as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in over
100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The
Roy Rogers Show
.


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Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

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Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998. He had
been residing in
Apple Valley, CA. Roy was buried at Sunset Hills 
Memorial Park in Apple Valley, as was his wife Dale Evans three 
years later.

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Edmund Hillary (left) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became first men
to  reach the top of Mount Everest on this day in 1953.

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy
(May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

Commonly referred to by his initials JFK, John F. Kennedy 
was a politician who served as the
35th President of the
United States
from January 1961 until his assassination 
in November 1963.

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John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy the morning of November 22,
1963.

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On this day in 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the
Stamp Act before
Virginia‘s House of Burgesses.

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Today, churchgoers still attend services at St. John’s
Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., where Patrick
Henry made his “Give me Liberty, or give me Death” 
speech.
  

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Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope  (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)

Legendary vaudeville comedian, radio personality, and actor Bob
Hope entertained military personnel in 57 USO tours between 1942
and 1988. He performed hundreds of acts with his special humor
per year during the height of his career, hosted The Academy
Awards fourteen times, and appeared in over 70 films and shorts.

At a young age, he began performing for voluntary donations on the
Luna Park streetcar by singing and making jokes. In 1915 Bob Hope
won an amateur talent contest for his
Charlie Chaplin impersonation.    

In 1997, the U.S. Congress declared Bob Hope the "first and only
honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces."

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Comedian Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores are shown in their Palm
Springs, Calif., home in May 1998.


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RADIO AND TV VOICE HAS DIED AT 92

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Lorenzo “Larry” Caramella
(August 10, 1925 – January 16, 2018)

Returning from the war in 1946, Larry began his decades
long career in broadcasting as a DJ, booth announcer,
talk show host, newscaster and broadcast engineer. He
was with KPOJ, KXL, KGW, KPTV, and KATU along with
other stations.

NOTE: A committal service will be held Friday, May 11 at 1
P.M. at Willamette National Cemetary, 11800 SE Mt. Scott
Blvd in Portland, Oregon. A reception is scheduled for 1:45
P.M. at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, 11801 SE Mt Scott
Blvd. Portland.

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Announcer booth at KGW-TV, CH 8.

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AMERICAS D.J. WAS BORN ON THIS DAY

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Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem  (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) Born in
Detroit, Michigan.

Casey Kasem was the famed disc jockey of American Top 40, a national radio
show from 1970 until his retirement in 2009. He also provided the voice of
“Shaggy” (below) in the animated Saturday morning TV series Scooby-Doo.

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