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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1973.

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Garry Kasparov, world chess champion, lost his first ever multi-game match on this day in 1997. He lost to IBM’s chess computer Deep
Blue. It was the first time a computer had beaten a world-champion player.

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Irving Berlin (Israel Beilin) (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)

 Composer and lyricist, Irving Berlin is widely considered one of the
greatest songwriters in American history. His music forms a great
part of the
Great American Songbook. Born in Imperial Russia,
Berlin arrived in the United States at the age of five. He published
his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907, receiving 33 cents
for the publishing rights, and had his first major international hit,
"
Alexander’s Ragtime Band" in 1911. He also was an owner of the
Music Box Theatre on Broadway.

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Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981)

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an
international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly
reggae,
ska, and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963
with the group
the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting
and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences
worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the
earliest reggae records with producer
Lee "Scratch" Perry
and after the group disbanded in 1974, Marley then
pursued a solo career upon his relocation to England.

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Bob Marley (center) with the Wailers.

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Marley died at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami (now University
of Miami Hospital
), at age 36. The spread of melanoma to his lungs
and brain caused his death. His final words to his son
Ziggy were
"Money can’t buy life”.

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is a song written and recorded originally by
Solomon Linda with the Evening Birds for the South African Gallo Record
Company
in 1939, under the title "Mbube" (Zulu for “lion”). The song has
earned at least $15 million in royalties from cover versions and movie
licensing in the United States..

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Solomon Popoli Linda
(1909 – October 8, 1962)

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ROCK MUSICIAN IS 75 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Johnny Rivers (John Henry Ramistella) was born in New York City

Rock ‘n’ roll singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer Johnny Rivers
charted hits during the 1960s and 1970s and remains best known for a string
of hit singles between 1964 and 1968, among them a Chuck Berry "Memphis" ,
"Mountain of Love", "Secret Agent Man", "Poor Side of Town", which went
to  #1 and a Motown cover, “Baby I Need Your Lovin”.

Although his recording career is slowing down,  Johnny Rivers is still touring,
however, performing 50 to 60 shows a year. Increasingly he has returned to
the blues that inspired him initially.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day on 1776.

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A depiction of the hanging of Nathan Hale.

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A border conflict between Iran and Iraq developed into a full-scale
war on this day in 1980.  

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Gerald Ford looks to where a shot was fired as he is leaving the St.
Francis Hotel.

On Sept. 22, 1975, Sara Jane Moore’s attempt to assassinate President Ford
was thwarted by Oliver Sipple, a disabled former marine. It was the second
attempt on Ford’s life in less than three weeks.


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Sara Jane Moore

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On this day in 1964, "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway. It was the beginning of a run of 3,242 performances.

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Irving Berlin (Israel Beilin)  (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)

Irving Berlin was a Russian born, American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history.

“God Bless America” was composed by  Jewish songwriter, Irving Berlin, in 1938. Berlin’s original name was Israel Baline, and he was born in Eastern Russia in 1888.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1997.

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Lech Walesa (standing), anti-communist leader of Solidarity in
Poland.

Poland’s Solidarity labor movement was born on this day in 1980 
with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day strike.

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Jack the Ripper’s first victim found dead in London on this day
in 1888.

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Itzhak Perlman in 1964.

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Itzhak Perlman is 72 years old today.

Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue. Over
the course of his career, he has performed worldwide, and throughout the
United States, in venues that have included a State Dinner at the White
House
honoring Queen Elizabeth II, and a Presidential Inauguration, and
he has conducted the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Westchester Philharmonic. In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Rocky Marciano (Rocco Francis Marchegiano)

(September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969)

On August 31, 1969, the evening before his 46th birthday,
Marciano was a passenger in a fatal small private plane
crash near an airfield outside Newton, Iowa
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The wreckage of the Cessna 172 lies under a large oak tree. Rocky
Marciano along with the pilot and another passenger died in the
crash.

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Sir George Ivan Morrison is 72 years old today.

Known as "Van the Man", singer/songwriter Van  Morrison
1950s, Much of his music is structured around soul music
and R&B, such as the popular single "Brown Eyed Girl”.

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