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CARLATA BRADLEY

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It was on this day in 1971.

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Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show
"Toast of the Town” on this day in 1956. He was shot from just
the waist up during the performance. Elvis would make a total
of three appearances on the CBS-TV show.
 

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Otis Ray Redding Jr.
(September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967)

Singer/songwriter Otis Redding was born on this day in 1941. His hit "(Sitting on)
The Dock of the Bay" was recorded three days before he was killed in a plane
crash in 1967.

He sang for the Macon radio station WIBB every Sunday for six dollars. He had
his own band called Otis and the Shooters. Otis Redding is considered the King
of Soul and influenced many groups, such as The Beatles, The Doors, and Led
Zeppelin.

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 Otis Redding memorial statue in Macon, GA.

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have
a Dream" speech at a civil rights rally in Washington,
D.C. where
more than 200,000 people attended.

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It was on this day in 1968.

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Emmett Till was a 14-year-old
African-American who was lynched in Mississippi after offending a white woman in a grocery store on this
day in 1955.

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Emmett Louis Till  (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955)

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A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Prince Charles
and Princess Diana on this day in 1996. This made the
end of the couples 15-year marriage official.


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Camille Bohannon

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It began on this day in 1965.

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President Ronald Reagan’s bombing Russia joke during a voice
test for a political advertisement causes a Cold War flap on this
day in 1984.

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On this day in 1992, in Bloomington, MN, the Mall of America
opened. It was the largest shopping mall in the
United States.

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Haley’s photo from his Service Record.

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Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley
(August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992)

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Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956)

Jackson Pollock was one of the greatest artists of his generation, well known
for his innovative style of drip painting (shown below). He died at the age of
44 after driving drunk and crashing into a tree in New York.   

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Live Aid was a charity concert, organized by Bob Geldof
and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing
Ethiopian famine. The event was held simultaneously at
the Wembley Stadium in London (UK) and the John F.
Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia (USA) on July 13, 1985
and was broadcasted internationally via satellite television.

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On this day in 1863, opponents of the Civil War draft began three
days of rioting in New York City, which resulted in more than 1,000 casualties.

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It was on this day in 1977.

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Harrison Ford is 75 years old today.

Iconic actor Harrison Ford’s memorable characters include Han Solo from the
original Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones, and Rick Deckard from the 1982 sci-
fi classic Blade Runner. He earned Golden Globe Award nominations for his
roles in Witness, The Mosquito Coast, The Fugitive and Sabrina.He was put
at the #1 position on Empire’s 1997 list of the Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.

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It was on this day in 1950.

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On this day in 1973, former White House counsel John W. Dean (above) 
told the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" that was
kept by the Nixon White House.

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Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, clashed with police. This incident is considered to be the birth of the gay
rights movement.

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John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III
(February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001)

Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two
wins. He starred in over 60 films, such as Some Like It Hot
(1959)
The
Apartment (1960), and Mister Roberts (for which he won
the 1955
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor).



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