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SANDY KOZEL

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Meet the Beatles! was the first US Beatles album to be issued by
Capitol Records in both mono and stereo formats. It topped the
popular album chart on 15 February 1964 and remained at the
number one spot for eleven weeks before being replaced by The
Beatles’
Second Album
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Sir Roderick (Rod) David Stewart is 73 years old today.


Rod Stewart released over 60 hit singles and, in 2008, was named the 17th
most successful artist on the The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists.

In 2006, he won a Grammy Award for the best Best Traditional Pop Vocal
Album for Stardust…The Great American Songbook Volume III. He has a
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which was received in 2007.


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HIGHLIGHTS OF TODAY IN HISTORY

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Thomas Edison gave his first public demonstration of incandescent lighting to an audience in Menlo Park, NJ. on this day in 1879.

The Pennsylvania Railroad Company ran special trains to Menlo Park on the
day of the demonstration in response to public enthusiasm over the event.

Although the first incandescent lamp had been produced 40 years earlier, no inventor had been able to come up with a practical design until Edison, after
countless tests, developed a high-resistance carbon-thread filament that
burned steadily for hours and an electric generator sophisticated enough to
power a large
lighting system.

Thomas Edison’s greatest contribution to the modern industrial world came
from his work in electricity. He acquired 1,093 patents in his lifetime and
died in 1931 at the age of 84.

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Bronze-Commemorative-Medal.

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is 81 years old today.

Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins is best known for his portrayal
of the ingenious serial killer Hannibal Lecter in
The Silence
of the Lambs
(1991), a role that won him the Academy Award
for Best Actor. He has also played roles in
The Mask of Zorro 
(1998), and Nixon (1995). He turned to TV in 2016 upon landing
a starring role on HBO’s Westworld.

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Anthony Hopkins portraying Hannibal Lecter from The Silence
of the Lambs.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Actor Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is 63 years old today.

Denzel Washington won an Academy Award for Best Actor for
his role in the 2001 film
Training Day. He has starred in several
films based on true events such as
Remember the Titans (2000), 
Cry Freedom (1987), American Gangster (2007), Flight (2012), 
and
Malcolm X (1992). 

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also stated that undeniably
loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry could not be detained.

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Filmmaker Steven Allan Spielberg is72 years old today.

Celebrated director Steven Spielberg achieved box office records with
the blockbuster films
Jaws (1975), E.T. (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993).

He received the Academy Award for Best Director for the films Schindler’s
List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He also directed the action/
adventure classic trilogy Indiana Jones starring
Harrison Ford, in the
’80s.


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SANDY KOZEL

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Saddam Hussein’s Underground Hiding Place.

Alive, Memes, and Spider: December 13, 2003: Deposed raqi
 leader Saddam Hussein is captured
 alive by US forces near Tikrit, lraq.
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An Iraqi-American named Samir, who served as a translator for the Special Forces, is pictured pinning Hussein to the ground. Hussein was pulled from a spider hole along with a Glock 18C, an AK-47, and $750,000 in US bank notes. Credit: @todayinamericanhistory

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The first Trial of Saddam Hussein began on October 19, 2005. He was
sentenced to death November 5, 2006 and was executed (below) the following month on December 30.

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Richard “Dick” Wayne Van Dyke 93 years old today.

Dick Van Dyke is the Star of The Dick Van Dyke Show 
on CBS (1961 – 1966) and Diagnosis: Murder on CBS 
(1993 – 2001). He won a SAG Life Achievement award      
in 2012 and a Disney Legend Award in 1998. He also      
starred in the 1964 classic
Mary Poppins and was 
cast in the film’s sequel, Mary Poppins Returns.        

        
        
        
       

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