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A KISS TO SAY GOODBYE!

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Peter Criss (George Peter John Criscuola)

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Criss established the "Catman" character for his Kiss persona.
He
turned 71 on December 20.

(FOXNews) – Peter Criss is saying goodbye to the stage. The co-founder
of the rock group Kiss, formed in New York City in January 1973, and co-
author of its hit single "Beth” is retiring with a final show.

On Saturday, June 17, Criss will play what he said is his last U.S. concert
at New York City’s The Cutting Room. The audience can expect a mix of
Kiss classics, his own solo material, and covers he always wanted to
perform live but was told by Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, "We don’t
do that; it’s not Kiss." Criss said,"I want to leave the stage happy."

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, is depicted in his death bed. He 
died on this day in 632.

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James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr was
captured and arrested at London’s  Heathrow Airport on this day
in 1967.

      

 

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Israeli airplanes attacked the USS Liberty in the Mediterranean
during the 6-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors on
this day in 1967.

Thirty four U.S. Navy crewmen were killed. Israel apologized for
the attack, saying that the USS Liberty had been attacked in error
after being mistaken for an Egyptian ship. 

Both the Israeli and U.S. governments conducted inquiries and
issued
 reports that concluded the attack was a mistake due to
Israeli confusion
 about the ship’s identity.
        
        
 
        
       

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The damaged USS Liberty after the attack.

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The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle’s number (7) on
this day in 1969.

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Mickey Mantle giving his speech the day his number was retired.

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Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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RETIREMENT ANNOUNCED ON THIS DAY IN 1935

   
   

On this day in 1935, Babe Ruth, one of the greatest players in the history of
baseball, ended  his Major League playing career after 22 seasons, 10 World
Series and 714 home runs. The following year, Ruth was one of the first five
players inducted into the sport’s hall of fame.

    
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr
(February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

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MOTORSPORTS STAR ABOUT TO RETIRE

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NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced today he will retire
from full-time racing after the 2017 season.

Earnhardt, 42, made his debut in NASCAR’s top series in 1999. He is a two-
time winner of the Daytona 500, and he has qualified for the NASCAR playoffs
eight times. Earnhardt’s 600th career start came March 26, soon after he
began his 18th full-time season.

The North Carolina-born driver missed most of the 2016 season after suffering
a concussion from a crash in June.

Even though he was sidelined for 18 races, Earnhardt was the second-highest
earner in NASCAR last year, according to the latest data from Forbes. During
a press conference today he stated, he wanted go out "on my own terms."
(FoxNews)

 

 

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS STORIES

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MIKE GRACIA

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Walter Cronkite’s last day in the anchor chair at the CBS Evening
News.

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Robert "Rob" Reiner is 70 years old today.

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