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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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

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President John F. Kennedy delivering his “Space Race” challenge,
one of the most memorable speeches of the 20th century
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Mann’s Chinese Theater when "Star Wars" opened on this day 
in 1977.

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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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Pictured from left: Billy Crystal and Jay Leno.

It was on this day in 1992, Jay Leno debuted as the new permanent host of
NBC’s "Tonight Show." It was three days after
Johnny Carson
‘s retirement
as
host of the program. Jay’s first guest was Billy Crystal.

”The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” was nominated for an Emmy Award
in the Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series category ten
times between 1993 and 2005. It won the award in 1995.
 



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SANDY KOZEL

                                      

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It was on this day in 1945

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Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini
(July 29, 1883 – April 28, 1945) 

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On this day in 1967, heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali 
(Cassius Clay) refused to be inducted into the Army claiming he
was a
 conscientious objector.


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On this day in 2001, the first civilian to have ventured into space
was American Dennis Tito. pictured above giving a thumb up. 

California businessman Dennis Tito and two cosmonauts were aboard 
a Russian rocket launched from Central Asia. The destination was the
international space station.  


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James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is 68 years old today.

Jay Leno graduated from Emerson College with a Speech Therapy
degree and founded his own comedy club.

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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
was a late-night talk show hosted
by Jay Leno that first aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and
resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending on February
6, 2014.

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Original run on NBC: December 1, 1976 – April 28, 1978.


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Donald Jay "Don" Rickles (May 8, 1926 – April 6, 2017)

(FoxNews)-According to his publicist, comedy legend and actor Don Rickles
died of kidney failure today at his Los Angeles home.

Rickles was known for his stand-up comedy work and his frequent longtime
appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and “Late
Show with David Letterman.”

His most recent film work included voice-over roles as the grumpy Mr. Potato
Head in the “Toy Story” films and shorts.

 

 

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RADIO SHOW DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1938

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After seven years of singing on the radio, Kate Smith began a new noontime talk show entitled Kate Smith Speaks, a news and gossip
radio
program
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MIKE GRACIA

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Walter Cronkite’s last day in the anchor chair at the CBS Evening
News.

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Robert "Rob" Reiner is 70 years old today.

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