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MOVIE WAS RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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(History) – On this day in 1973, “American Graffiti,” a nostalgic coming-of-
age tale set  in 1962 on the streets and steeped in the car-centric culture of suburban
California, was released in theaters across the U.S. The movie 
went  on to become a sleeper hit.   

“American Graffiti” was the second full-length feature film directed by George Lucas (below) who would later become best known for the blockbuster hit
“Star Wars” (1977) and its sequels.

   
    
    
    
    
   
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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The armistice agreement that ended the Korean War was signed at Panmunjon, Korea on this day in 1953.

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The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against
President Richard Nixon on this day in 1974.
 

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It was on this day in 1996.

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The blast site is seen during the investigation immediately following
the bombing.

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On this day in 1980, the deposed shah of Iran, Muhammad Riza
Pahlavi, died of cancer in a hospital near Cairo, Egypt.

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (October 26, 1919 – July    27, 1980)

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

Bob Hope, was an English-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian,
actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career that spanned
nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in
more than 70 short and feature films,
with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven
"
Road" musical comedy movies with Bing Crosby as Hope’s top-billed
partner.

In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show 19 times, more than
any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television 
roles, and was the author of 14 books.
Hope retired in 1997, and died at
the age of 100 in 2003, at his home in the Toluca Lake neighborhood of
Los Angeles.


Bob Hope performs for servicemen at Munda Airstrip, New Georgia,
Solomon Islands, in 1944.

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Bob Hope in the guest chair on the Tonight Show with host Johnny
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The song "Thanks for the Memory” was Hope’s
signature tune.


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SHOW FIRST AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1933

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Virginia Clark (as Helen) and David Gothard (Left), cast members
of “The Romance of Helen Trent”. Man at right is unidentified.

The first radio broadcast of "The Romance of Helen Trent" was
followed by 7,222 episodes, ending in 1960. The soap was one
of the most beloved of all the old time radio shows
. It outlived
most of network radio!

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From the National Radio Hall Of Fame Gallery.

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FILMS CHRACTER INSPIRATION DIES AT 79

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Adrian Cronauer (September 8, 1938 – July 18, 2018)

NORFOLK, Va. — The man whose military radio antics inspired a character
played by Robin Williams in the film "Good Morning, Vietnam" has died.

Adrian Cronauer died after a long illness. He had lived in Troutville, Virginia.

During his service as a U.S. Air Force sergeant in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966, Cronauer opened his Armed Forces Radio show with "Goooooood morning,
Vietnam!"  Williams made the refrain famous in the 1987 film, loosely based
on
Cronauer’s time in Saigon.


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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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