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On this day in 1961, America was asked by President Kennedy to
work toward putting a man on the moon before the end of the
decade.

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On this day in 1977, "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" opened
and became the largest grossing film to date.

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Director George Lucas.

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In Houston on this day in 2006, former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth
Lay and Jeffrey Skillinng were convicted of conspiracy and fraud
for the downfall of Enron.

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It was on this day in 1992, Jay Leno debuted as the new permanent
host of NBC’s "Tonight Show."

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Comedian Billy Crystal (left) was Leno’s first guest on the show. He
also appeared on Leno’s final “Tonight Show” episode on February
6, 2014.

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It was on this day in 2005.

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On this day in 1996, President Bill Clinton
signed legislation that ended guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanded work 
from recipients.

   

   

        
        
        
       
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     Assonated on this day in 1989.

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Ray Douglas Bradbury
(August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)

Ray Bradbury was an American author and screenwriter. He worked
in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror and
mystery fiction.

Widely known for his novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and his science
fiction and horror story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950),
and The Illustrated Man (1951).

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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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X Minus One
was a half-hour science fiction radio drama series
broadcast
from April 24, 1955 to January 9, 1958 in numerous
timeslots on
NBC. The series was never able to generate a
large following.   

The writers of the magazine stories were not well known then
but now are the giants of today. These stories came from the
minds of Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Poul Anderson to
name a few.

 

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A vintage Zenith tube radio from 1955.

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TELEVISION ACTOR DIES AT 71

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Richard Lawrence Hatch (May 21, 1945 – February 7, 2017)

(FoxNews) – Richard Hatch, best known for his role as Captain Apollo in
"Battlestar Galactica," died Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

The actor had been in hospice care and died around 1:30 p.m. at his home
in Santa Clarita, Calif., with his son Paul by his side. He is also survived by
his brother, John.

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REMEMBER THE TWILIGHT ZONE COMICS?

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MAY 1976 (#70)

Gold Key Comics published a long-running Twilight Zone comic that featured
the likeness of Rod Serling introducing both original stories and occasional
adaptations of episodes. The comic outlived the television series by nearly
20 years and Serling by nearly a decade. A later revival of Twilight Zone
comics was published by Now Comics, spinning off of the 1980s revival of
the show.

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