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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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From left: John Lennon 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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Late Odumegwu Ojukwu (left) leader of the breakaway Republic
of Biafra from 1967 to 1970.

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One of the casualties of the war.

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

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Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title on
this day in 1957. She was the first black athlete to win the event.

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

Roy Rogers was one of the most popular Western stars of his
era. Known as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in over
100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The
Roy Rogers Show
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Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

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Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998. He had
been residing in
Apple Valley, CA. Roy was buried at Sunset Hills 
Memorial Park in Apple Valley, as was his wife Dale Evans three 
years later.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1940, the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk,
France, began during World War II.

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On this day in 1868, President Andrew Johnson was acquitted, by
one vote, of all charges in his impeachment trial.

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Andrew Johnson
(December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875)

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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison)
(May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

Nicknamed "The Duke," John Wayne played a hero in action
films and westerns and received an Academy Award for Best
Actor for his starring role in True Grit in 1969. His voice, and
acting style made him a major box office draw for thirty years.

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Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the
Dominican Republic on this day in 1994. They were divorced
in January of 1996.

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Hank Williams Jr. (Randall Hank Williams) is 69 today.  

Country superstar Hank Williams Jr. is known for the hit "All
My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," which served
as the opening theme for Monday Night Football from 1989
to 2011. He’s the son of country legend
Hank Williams. He
followed in the footsteps of his late father at a young age
and started singing when he was eight years old.

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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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THE ORIGINAL COWBOY BICYCLE FOR 1952

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William Lawrence Boyd (June 5, 1895 – September 12, 1972)

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SHOWS LAST EPISODE ON THIS DAY IN 1961


From left: Howard McNear, William Conrad, Georgia Ellis,
and Parley Baer.

The radio series “Gunsmoke” first aired on CBS on April 26, 1952 and
ended on June 18, 1961. The show stars William Conrad as Marshal
Matt Dillon, Howard McNear as Doc Charles Adams, Georgia Ellis as
Kitty Russell, and Parley Baer as Dillon’s assistant, Chester Wesley
Proudfoot. The TV series changed the newly limping Chester’s last
name from Proudfoot to Goode.

 

 


Sound-effects man Ray Kemper (left)
with William Conrad.


Conrad with cast member Georgia Ellis.

 
William Conrad 
(September 27, 1920 – February 11, 1994)

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