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TV SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a spy-fiction television series produced by
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and first broadcast on NBC. It follows
secret agents, played by
Robert Vaughn (center and David McCallum 
(left), who work for a secret international counter-espionage and law-
enforcement agency called
U.N.C.L.E. The series premiered in 1964 and discontinued its run on January 15, 1968. It led the spy-fiction craze on
television, and by 1966 there were nearly a dozen imitators.

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David Keith McCallum, Jr. turned 84 on September 19.

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TWIGGY IS 68 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Twiggy (Lesley Hornby)

English fashion model Twiggy is known for her very thin look during the
1960s. She popularized the ‘bob’ haircut and heavy eye make up. After
modelling, Twiggy enjoyed a successful career as a screen, stage, and
television actress. Her role in The Boy Friend (1971) brought her two
Golden Globe Awards. She has hosted her own series Twiggy’s People,
in which she interviewed celebrities.

 

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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The Battle of Saratoga was won by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War on this day in 1777.

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A picture from the Police Gazette, showing a dying
President Garfield being comforted by his wife
Lucretia on this day in 1881.

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On this day in 1934.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann (1899-1936) arrested as
a suspect in the Lindbergh kidnapping.

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Charles Lindbergh Jr.

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On this day in 1995.          

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Theodore John Kaczynski turned 75 in May.

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The CBS sitcom debuted on this day in 1970 and ran
till March 19, 1977.  It is one of the most acclaimed TV
programs in US television history. It received high
praise from critics during its run, including Emmy
Awards
for Outstanding Comedy Series three years
in a row (1975–77), and continued to be honored long
after the final episode aired. In 2013, the Writers Guild
of America
ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show No. 6
in its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time

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Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War on this day in
1862. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing. The Rebel
advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies.

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The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at
the Constitutional Convention on this day in 1787.

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Hiram King
"Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953)

Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers
and songwriters of the 20th century. Williams recorded 35 singles, five
released posthumously, that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country
& Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one, three posthumously.

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Hank Williams on the fiddle with Big Bill Lister on guitar

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"M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS-TV on this day in 1972.

The series ended on February 28, 1983, with the finale,
showcased  as a
television film, titled "Goodbye, Farewell
and Amen
",  becoming the most-watched and highest-rated
single television
episode in U.S. television history at the time.  

       

        
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SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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The Roger Miller Show is a music variety television show hosted by
Roger Miller. The NBC program aired on Monday nights from 8:30–9
p.m.
ET from September 12– December 26, 1966. The house band was
the Eddie Karam Orchestra.

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Roger Dean Miller, Sr. (January 2, 1936 – October 25, 1992)

Miller was a lifelong cigarette smoker.  He died of lung and throat cancer
in 1992, at age 56, shortly after the discovery of a malignant tumor under
his vocal cords. His remains were cremated.

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