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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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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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SANDY KOZEL

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Guglielmo Marconi, (1st Marquis of Marconi) (April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937) 


Marconi was an
Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his
pioneering work on long-distance
radio transmission and for his
development of
Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system. He is
credited as the
inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel
Prize in Physics
with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of
their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

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It was on this day in 1507.

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On this day in 1945, U.S. and Soviet forces met at Torgau, Germany 
near the Elbe River.

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The U.S. Hubble Space Telescope was placed into Earth’s orbit on
this day in 1990. It was released by the space shuttle Discovery
(below).

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996)

The Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, won thirteen Grammy Awards and
became a legend for singing "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
and "I’m Making Believe." Her rendition of "Summertime" with Louis
Armstrong
is considered one of the best collaborations in music
history.

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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in the recording studio.

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RADIO TALK SHOW HOST HAS DIED AT 72

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Arthur William Bell 111 was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina.        
        
 

Art Died at his home in Pahrump, Nevada this morning. The
exact cause of death is not know at this time but, an autopsy
has been scheduled. He had suffered from health problems in
the previous years. Bell posted on
his website in July 2016
that he had been hospitalized for
pneumonia
and revealed
at the time that he was
suffering with chronic obstructive 
pulmonary disease. 


 

 
 

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Art Bell behind the mic at KSBK in Okinawa.


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Art Bell was a paranormal talk radio host of ”Coast to Coast”
(1988 – 2007) which originated from his home studio (above) 
in Pahrump, Nevada.


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Art Bell in 1972 as a DJ with KUDE AM 1320 in Nephi,
Utah.

    


          



      
      
      
      
      
     


 

 
      
      
   

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LEGISLATION SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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President Richard Nixon signs legislation banning
cigarette ads on TV and radio.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1997, Dr. Martin Luther King JR’s son Dexter (left) 
met with James Earl Ray, the accused assassin of his father.

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It was on this day in 2002.

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On this day in 1998, the FDA approved the prescription drug Viagra,
the first pill for male impotence.

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Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Film director, producer, and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino first received
acclaim for his 1990s crime films
Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie
Brown
.  He dropped out of High School his freshman year to go to acting
school.

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