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KRIS KRISTOFFERSON IS 81 TODAY

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Kristoffer Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas.

Kris Kristofferson is known for many popular songs such as "Me and
Bobby McGee" and "For the Good Times.” He attended Pomoma
College and was featured in Sports Illustrated for his college sports
exploits (below). Kristofferson was inducted into the Country Music
Hall of Fame in 2004. He is also known for his starring roles in Alice
Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
(1974) and A Star Is Born (1976), for the
latter of which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.

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BRIAN WILLSON IS 75 TODAY

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Brian Douglas Wilson was born in Inglewood, California.

Brian Wilson co-wrote over twenty-five top forty hits with the Beach Boys,
among the songs, "Good Vibrations" and "Surfin’ USA." He worked as a
producer and arranger for the band, but suffered from drug addiction
and mental health issues later.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It took place on this day in 1953.

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The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed in Texas on this day
in 1865. It is the oldest known celebrating commemorating the
ending of slavery in the country.

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Paula Julie Abdul is 55 years young today.

Paula Abdul was inspired to perform by dancer Gene Kelly. She started her
career as an LA Lakers cheerleader and then became a  choreographer. She
won the Lifetime Achievement Award for choreography at The Carnival:
Choreographer’s Ball in 2013.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great
Britain. The conflict began over trade restrictions.

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Depiction of the Tennessee Militia in the War of 1812.

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Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic
Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales on
this day in 1928. She received the U.S. distinguished flying cross
for the record.

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Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard
the space shuttle Challenger on this day in 1983.

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Sir James Paul McCartney is 75 years old today.

After his time with The Beatles Paul McCartney formed the band Wings and
embarked upon a solo career. He has earned 21 Grammy Awards across his
career.

He met George Harrison on his school bus as a child and he joined John
Lennon
‘s skiffle group The Quarrymen when he was fifteen. After Harrison
joined the band as well, they changed their name to The Beatles.

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BARRY MANILOW IS 74 TODAY

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Barry Manilow (Barry Alan Pincus)

Singer-songwriter and producer Barry Manilow recorded "I Write
the Songs" and "Mandy". He went to the Julliard School while
working at CBS to help with tuition fees. He also wrote jingles
like that of the State Farm Insurance company.  

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