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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I into orbit around the Earth on
this day in 1957. Sputnik was the first manmade satellite to enter
space. Sputnik I fell out of orbit on January 4, 1958.

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On this day in 1993, dozens of Somalis dragged an American soldier through
the streets of Mogadishu. A videotape showed Michael Durant being taken
prisoner by Somali militants.

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Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966)

Buster Keaton was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who  was best known for his silent films,
in which his trademark was
physical comedy with a consistently stoic,
deadpan
expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face."

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On this day in 1970.

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Janis Lyn Joplin  (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970)

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TIM MAGUIRE

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President Clinton (center) with other world leaders came to pay
tribute at the funeral of Jordan’s King Hussein in 1999.

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The Orangeburg Massacre was a deadly protest in Orangeburg,
South Carolina in 1968.

 

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A 1915  silent epic drama film released on this day.

 

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James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Joseph Frank
"Buster" Keaton
(October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966)

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DAVID MELENDY

 



Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin
(April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977)

 

 

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1893

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Harold Clayton Lloyd, Sr. (April 20, 1893 – March 8, 1971)

Lloyd was an actor, comedian, film director/ producer, screenwriter,
and
stunt performer who is most famous for his silent comedy films. He
ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the most
popular and influential film comedians of the silent film era. Lloyd made
nearly 200 comedy films, both silent and "talkies", between 1914 and
1947.

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