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THE ONLY “OSCAR” TO WIN AN OSCAR

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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II
(July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960)

Songwriter Hammerstein won the first of two of his Oscars for
the song “The Last Time I Saw Paris” from the 1941 musical
Lady Be Good.


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DID YOU KNOW ?

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“PASSING THE BUCK”

The phrase “passing the buck” comes from poker where a token, called a
buck, indicated the dealer. According to the Random House Historical
Dictionary of American Slang,
when It was the next person’s turn to deal,
you passed the buck. Theoretically, someone who didn’t want the
responsibility of dealing could pass the buck to another player. The
term seems to come into use around the time of the Civil War. Mark
Twain’s Roughing It (1871) says, “I reckon I can’t call that hand. Ante
and pass the buck.”

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THE LITTLE KNOWN FACTS DEPARTMENT

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‘A SHOT OF WHISKEY’

In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a glass of
whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a
cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a "shot" of whiskey.

 


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MADE FOR TV MOVIE LAUNCHED A CAREER

movie of the week

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Duel
was Steven Spielberg’s second feature-length directing effort, after his
1971 The Name of the Game NBC-TV series episode "L.A. 2017". It was two
years after a well-received turn directing a segment of the pilot-movie for the
anthology television series Night Gallery and several other TV episodes. Duel
was initially shown on television as an ABC Movie of the Week on Saturday,
November 13, 1971. It was later released to cinemas in Europe and Australia,
with a limited cinema release to some venues in the United States. The film’s
success enabled Spielberg to establish himself as a film director. It is one of 
only two Spielberg-directed theatrical films for which John Williams did not 
create the score, the other being The Color Purple (1985).

 

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FIRST ZIP CODE ION THIS DAY IN 1963

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The postmaster of the United States Postal Service introduced the five-digit ZIP
code. The term is an acronym for Zoning Improvement Plan. Robert Moon, an
employee of the post office, is considered to be the father of the ZIP code. He
submitted his proposal in 1944 for the initial three-digit code while working as
a postal inspector.

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