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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1960!

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The song “The Twist” became a national sensation after Chubby
Checker (above) performed it on Dick Clark’s American Bandstand
(below).

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Chubby Checker (Ernest Evans) will be 76 years old in October.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1962.

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Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

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On Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor on this day in 1884, the cornerstone for the Statue of Liberty was laid.

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On this day in 1957, American Bandstand made its network debut
on ABC-TV. The show was hosted by Dick Clark. Until this day the
show had been a local show in Philadelphia since 1952.

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Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins Jr.)
(November 10, 1925 – August  5, 1984)

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Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Cléopâtre  (1963)

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1966,
Charles Whitman, a former Marine sharpshooter, took
rifles and other weapons to the observation deck atop the Main Building
tower at
The University of Texas at Austin, then opened fire on persons indiscriminately on the surrounding campus and streets. The incident
ended when police reached Whitman and shot him dead.

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Adolf Hitler during opening ceremonies at the Berlin Olympics.


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It was on this day in 1936.

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In Warsaw, Poland, an uprising against Nazi occupation began on this
day in 1944. The revolt continued until October 2 when Polish forces
surrendered.

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Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)

A popular figure in American literature, Melville is the author of several seafaring
tales, including "Billy Budd, Sailor," "Typee," and "Moby-Dick." He is also famous
for shorter works such as "Bartleby, the Scrivener" and "Benito Cereno."

He worked as a surveyor for the Erie Canal before taking a position on the crew
of a New York ship headed for Liverpool. Later, he sailed on the whaling ship
Acushnet, an experience that inspired his masterpiece novel, “Moby-Dick”.

 

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MTV made its debut at 12:01am on this day in 1981. The first video
to be shown was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.

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TV SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1950

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"The Gene Autry Show" premiered on CBS-TV on this day in
1950 and aired until August 7, 1956. The original sponsor of
the series was Wrigley’s Doublemint chewing gum.

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ACTOR FOUND DEAD AT 72

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John Matthew Heard Jr. (March 7, 1945 – July 22, 2017)

Heard, who played Peter McCallister in Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost
in New York
, has died. According to the Santa Clara Medical Examiner’s office
he was found dead today in a Palo Alto, California hotel where he was reportedly recovering after undergoing recent back surgery. 

In 1999, Heard won an Emmy Award for his guest starring appearance as Detective
Vin Makazian in The Sopranos.

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John Heard and Catherine O’Hara from Home Alone (1990).

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