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In Britain on this day in 1967, "Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released by the Beatles. It was released June 2 in the U.S.

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


Iconic sex symbol Marilyn Monroe starred in the classic comedy
Some
Like It
Hot (1959) and became the most famous woman in the world
during the 1950s.
Her other memorable films include 1955’s The Seven
Year Itch and 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Personal struggles took
hold of her late in her
career and she died of an overdose of barbiturates
at the young age of 36. The above photo is from Marilyn Monroe’s final
photoshoot, just three weeks before her death.

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Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news
station on this day in 1980. Ted Turner (above) launched the
network.

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Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877)


Brigham Young was the second
president of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints
(LDS Church) from 1847
until his death in 1877. He founded
Salt Lake City and he
served as the first
governor of the Utah Territory. Young
also led the founding’s of the precursors to the
University
of Utah
and Brigham Young University.

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A statue of Brigham Young at the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake
City, Utah.

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Helen Adams Keller (Born June 27, 1880, Tuscumbia, Alabama,
died June 1, 1968,
Westport, Connecticut), She was a author
and
educator who was blind and deaf. Her education and
training represent an extraordinary accomplishment in the
education of persons with these disabilities.


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Edmund Hillary (left) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became first men
to  reach the top of Mount Everest on this day in 1953.

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy
(May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

Commonly referred to by his initials JFK, John F. Kennedy 
was a politician who served as the
35th President of the
United States
from January 1961 until his assassination 
in November 1963.

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John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy the morning of November 22,
1963.

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On this day in 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the
Stamp Act before
Virginia‘s House of Burgesses.

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Today, churchgoers still attend services at St. John’s
Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., where Patrick
Henry made his “Give me Liberty, or give me Death” 
speech.
  

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Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope  (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)

Legendary vaudeville comedian, radio personality, and actor Bob
Hope entertained military personnel in 57 USO tours between 1942
and 1988. He performed hundreds of acts with his special humor
per year during the height of his career, hosted The Academy
Awards fourteen times, and appeared in over 70 films and shorts.

At a young age, he began performing for voluntary donations on the
Luna Park streetcar by singing and making jokes. In 1915 Bob Hope
won an amateur talent contest for his
Charlie Chaplin impersonation.    

In 1997, the U.S. Congress declared Bob Hope the "first and only
honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces."

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Comedian Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores are shown in their Palm
Springs, Calif., home in May 1998.


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RADIO AND TV VOICE HAS DIED AT 92

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Lorenzo “Larry” Caramella
(August 10, 1925 – January 16, 2018)

Returning from the war in 1946, Larry began his decades
long career in broadcasting as a DJ, booth announcer,
talk show host, newscaster and broadcast engineer. He
was with KPOJ, KXL, KGW, KPTV, and KATU along with
other stations.

NOTE: A committal service will be held Friday, May 11 at 1
P.M. at Willamette National Cemetary, 11800 SE Mt. Scott
Blvd in Portland, Oregon. A reception is scheduled for 1:45
P.M. at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery, 11801 SE Mt Scott
Blvd. Portland.

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Announcer booth at KGW-TV, CH 8.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for sale an
oral birth-control pill for the first time on this day in 1960.

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Chairman Newton N. Minow testifies before a Senate subcommittee.

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Americans Richard Byrd (left) and Floyd Bennett (right) became the
first men to fly an airplane over the North Pole on this day in 1926.

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From left: Mike Wallace and Harry Reasoner.

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"Mike" Wallace (May 9, 1918 – April 7, 2012)

Media personality Mike Wallace was a journalist, and game show
host
. He interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers during
his seven decade career. He was one of the original correspondents
for
CBS60 Minutes, which debuted in 1968. Wallace retired as a
regular full-time correspondent in 2006, but appeared occasionally
on the television series until 2008.

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William Martin Joel is 69 years old today. He was born
in The Bronx
, New York City.


Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist Billy
Joel gained fame for his song "Piano Man" and became the
third best-selling solo artist in the United States
.

From 1973 to 2013, he wrote 33 top forty hits, including "Just
the Way You Are," which hit #3 in 1977.

He learned boxing to defend himself from bullies, and won 22
bouts in the amateur
Golden Gloves circuit. He played the
piano at bars to help support his mother while in high school.

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SINGER FRANKIE VALLI IS 84

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Frankie Valli (Francesco Stephen Castelluccio) was born in Newark,
New Jersey.
 
       


Frankie Valli has been the front man with the Four Seasons since 1960. The
groups hits included "Big Girls Don’t Cry" and "Sherry." He was inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Four Seasons. Frankie had 29
Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons and 9 more as a solo artist. Before fame,
Frankie Valli once worked as a barber until his singing career was able to
support him.


 

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