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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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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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The song “Twist and Shout” was the trio’s first record to
reach a Top 20 position in the
Billboard Hot 100 singles
chart. The recording peaked at No. 17 on the pop top
40 charts, and No. 2 on the R&B charts.

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HELEN HUNT IS 54 TODAY

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Helen Elizabeth Hunt was born in Culver City, California.

Helen Hunt co-starred with Paul Reiser in the NBC-TV sitcom Mad
About You
(1992-1999) and appeared in the successful 1997 film
As Good As It Gets and Twister (1996).

Before fame she went to several plays each week as a child and
later practiced ballet and attended  UCLA.


Helen Hunt holds her Academy Award Oscar for
Best Actress in the 1997 film As Good As It Gets.

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