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WILLIE NELSON IS 84 TODAY

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Willie Hugh Nelson was born in Abbott, Texas.

Country singer, activist, poet, songwriter, actor, and author Willie Nelson 
helped create Farm Aid. He has written many popular country hits, including
"Funny How Time Slips Away" and "Hello Walls." He grew up during the
Great Depression and played music for money because he did want to
pick cotton. He wrote his first song when he was seven years old. Willy
Nelson is one of the most recognized faces of country music having
appeared in over thirty films. Nelson’s birth was recorded by doctor F.
D. Sims on April 30.

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On this day in 1992.

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The Nazi death camp, Dachau, was liberated on this day in 1945.

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It was on this day in 1974 when President Richard Nixon announced
he was releasing edited transcripts of secretly made White House
tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal.

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Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is 63 years old today.

In 2005, Comedy Central named Seinfeld their "12th Greatest Stand- 
up Comedian of All Time".

In the 1990s he had to rent a hangar at Santa Monica Airport to store
his vehicle collection, which included forty-six Porsches.

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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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SINGLE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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The single “Personality” reached #2 for three weeks on the Billboard Hot
100
and became one of Lloyd Price’s most popular crossover hits. It was
also a #1 R&B hit, maintaining that top spot for four weeks. Billboard
ranked it as the No. 3 song for 1959.

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Lloyd Price turned 84 on March 9.

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On this day in 1980.

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The burned remains of a C-130 cargo plane used in the aborted
raid to rescue U.S. embassy hostages.

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Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is 75 today.

Barbra Streisand is among a small group of entertainers
who have been honored with an
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar,
and Tony Award
, and is one of only two artists who have
also won a Peabody. Streisand is one of the best-selling
music artists of all time
, with more than 68.5 million albums
in the U.S.and a total of 145 million records sold worldwide.

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