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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1961, America was asked by President Kennedy to
work toward putting a man on the moon before the end of the
decade.

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On this day in 1977, "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" opened
and became the largest grossing film to date.

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Director George Lucas.

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In Houston on this day in 2006, former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth
Lay and Jeffrey Skillinng were convicted of conspiracy and fraud
for the downfall of Enron.

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It was on this day in 1992, Jay Leno debuted as the new permanent
host of NBC’s "Tonight Show."

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Comedian Billy Crystal (left) was Leno’s first guest on the show. He
also appeared on Leno’s final “Tonight Show” episode on February
6, 2014.

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ACTOR CLINT WALKER HAS DIED AT 91

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Norman Eugene "Clint" Walker (May 30, 1927 – May 21, 2018)

Clint Walker, who played the title character in the early ABC- TV western
"Cheyenne” (1955-1963) died Monday of congestive heart failure at a
hospital in Grass Valley, California.

In addition to "Cheyenne," he had small but visible roles in classic films
including 1956’s "The Ten Commandments" and 1967’s "The Dirty Dozen."

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SANDY KOZEL

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Charles A. Lindberg completed the first solo nonstop airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean on this day in 1927. The trip began May 20.

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The American branch of the Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton
on this day in 1881.

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Clarissa "Clara" Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912)

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Fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks (above) was murdered in a
"thrill killing" committed by Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard
Loeb (below) on this day in 1924. The killers were students
at the University of Chicago.


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On this day in 1959, the musical "Gypsy" opened on Broadway
and played 702 performances, closing on March 25, 1961 at the
Imperial Theatre.

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From left: Sandra Church as Louise, Ethel Merman starred as
Rose, and Jack Klugman as Herbie.

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MUSICIAN NOKIE EDWARDS IS DIED AT 82

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Nole Floyd "Nokie" Edwards (May 9, 1935 – March 12, 2018)

Nokie Edwards is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
who was primarily a guitarist, best known for his work with The
Ventures
and was known in Japan as the King of Guitars. He was
also an
actor, who made a brief appearance in Deadwood, a TV
Western drama
series
on HBO.    

Edwards died in Yuma, Arizona following complications from
hip surgery.

      
    
    
    
    
    
   

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MIKE GRACIA

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President Andrew Johnson was acquitted during the Senate impeachment, by one vote on this day in 1868.

     
An illistration of President Johnson’s impeachment trial in the
Senate, published in Harper’s Weekly.

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The first Academy Awards were held in Hollywood on this day in
1929.

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William C Demille, President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts
And Sciences hands an Oscar to Mary Pickford (with Warner Baxter
and Hans Kraly looking on) at the first ceremony.

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)

Henry Fonda was a film and stage actor with a career spanning
five decades. Fonda made his mark early as a
Broadway actor.

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Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in their
Oscar-winning roles in "On Golden Pond"
(1981).

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Singer, dancer, actor and comedian Sammy Davis, JR. 
was noted for his
impressions of actors, musicians and
other celebrities. At the age of three, Davis began his
career in
vaudeville with his father, Sammy Davis Sr.
and the
Will Mastin Trio.

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James Maury Henson  (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990)

Jim Henson was a puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter,
and filmmaker who achieved international fame as the creator of
the
Muppets
. He died of toxic shock syndrome at age 53.

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