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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Elvis Presley died at the age of 42 in Memphis, TN. of coronary
arrhythmia on this day in 1977.

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The Graceland viewing of Elvis.

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It was on this day in 1948.

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

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Sports Illustrated was published for the first time on this day in
1954. It was claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold
before the first issue came off of the presses.

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Known as “The
Queen of Pop", Madonna Louise Ciccone is 59 years 
young today.

Madonna grew up in an Italian-American household and was a straight A
student, as well as a cheerleader, in high school. After earning a degree
from the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, she
moved to New York City to pursue dance.

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INCIDENT TRIAL HELD ON THIS DAY IN 1970

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Lead singer of “The Doors,” Jim Morrison being escorted to his trial
for allegedly exposing himself onstage in Miami, FL.

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Jim Morrison during the Infamous trial for the Miami Concert
incident. 


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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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CAMILLE  BOHANNON

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Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships on this
day in 1492. The voyage led him to what is now known as the
Americas. He reached the Bahamas on October 12.

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Illustration depicting Christopher Columbus’s fleet
departing from Spain.

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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On the day in 1914, Germany declared war on France. The next
day World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany.

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It was on this day in 1948.

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Whittaker Chambers holds a newspaper with the Hiss verdict.

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded on this
day in 1949. The league was formed by the merger between the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball
League.

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Leo Ferris (second from left) and representatives of the NBL and
BAA shake hands.

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Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is 91 years old today.

Singer Tony Bennett is known for his renditions of show tunes, jazz, and popular
songs like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Rags to Riches." He dropped
out of school to work as a copy boy in order to help support his family. Bennett
was a painting and music student at New York’s School of Industrial Art.

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SINGER PAUL ANKA IS 76 TODAY

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Paul Albert Anka was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Anka released hits like "Put Your Head
on my Shoulder" "You Are My Destiny" and "Diana." He wrote music for
Tom Jones, including his biggest hit "She’s a Lady."

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SINGER WILL RETIRE LATE THIS YEAR

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Kenneth Ray Rogers will be 78 years old on August 21.

Singer Kenny Rogers has announced he is retiring after his current 200-date
tour. He admitted it will be difficult to hold back tears when he and Dolly Parton
perform together for the last time this fall. Rogers said he wants to spend more
time with his wife and twin boys.

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

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