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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1938

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"Begin the Beguine" is a popular song written by Cole Porter. It
became such a classic during World War II that Max Beckmann
adopted the title for a painting in 1946 that is now at University
of Michigan Museum of Art
(below).

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Begin the Beguine painting by Max Beckmann.

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Artie Shaw (Arthur Jacob Arshawsky)
(May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The establishment of full diplomatic relations between the United
States and Vietnam were announced by President Clinton on this
day in 1995.

 

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Alexander Hamilton-Aaron Burr-Duel-Pistols on display in the JP
Morgan Chase Headquarters in NYC.

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The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It
burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the
Indian Ocean and Australia on this day in 1979.

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It was on this day in 1914, Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues
with the Boston Red Sox.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The 114-day Battle of Britain began during World War II on this
day in 1940.

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The Telstar Communications satellite was launched on this day
in 1962. The satellite relayed TV and telephone signals between
Europe and the U.S.

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It was on this day in 1850.

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A statue of Millard Fillmore, outside of City Hall in Buffalo,
New York.

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Arlo Davy Guthrie is 70 years old today.

Arlo Guthrie’s only top-40 hit was a cover of Steve Goodman‘s "City
of New Orleans
". His song "Massachusetts" was named the official
folk song of the state in which he has lived most of his adult life. He
has also made several acting appearances.

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THE LAST PHOTO OF ADOLF HITLER

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Taken on April 30, 1945, this image is said to be the last snapshot
of Adolf Hitler before he committed suicide prior to the war’s end.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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John Lennon (left) and Paul McCartney were introduced to each
other on this day in 1957.
 

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The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago on this day
in 1933. The American League beat the National League 4-2.

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The Biafran War erupted on this day in 1967. The war
lasted two-and-a-half years. About 600,000 people died.

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Frida Kahlo de Rivera (Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón)
(July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954).
 

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was associated with Surrealism and Magic Realism
and is best known for her 55 self-portraits. She was inspired by the indigenous
Mexican culture and Mexican mythology. Her childhood home, Casa Azul, was transformed into a Mexico City museum and tourist attraction after her death.

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Trailblazing athlete Althea Gibson became the first African-American player to win the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title on this day
in 1957.

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Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye)
(November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)

Known as the "King of the Cowboys", Roy Rogers 
appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio
and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show
.

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