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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
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
on HBO.    

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


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Jack Ely (second from left) with The Kingsmen was 19 when he sang
the Portland, Oregon garage-band classic version, “Louie, Louie”.

Based on outcry from parents who bought into what may have started as an
idle rumor, the
FBI launched a formal investigation in 1964 into the supposedly pornographic lyrics of the song “Louie, Louie.” That investigation finally
neared its conclusion on this day in 1965, when the FBI Laboratory declared
the lyrics of “Louie Louie” to be officially unintelligible.

No one will ever know who started the rumor that “Louie Louie” was dirty. As written by Richard Berry in 1955, the lyrics revolve around a sailor from the Caribbean lamenting to a bartender named Louie about missing his far-away
love. As recorded in poor conditions and in a single take by The Kingsmen
in 1963.
(This Day In History)

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Jack Brown Ely (September 11, 1943 – April 28, 2015)

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On this day in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled for school integration in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka. The
ruling declared that racially segregated schools were inherently

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The U.S. Senate Watergate Committee began its hearings on this day
in 1973. Sen. Sam Ervin (center) was the chairman of the Investigating Committee

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On this day in 1792, the New York Stock Exchange was founded at
70 Wall Street by 24 brokers.

The actual Buttonwood Agreement is shown on the right. The New
York Stock Exchange traces its origins to this historic document.

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The first Kentucky Derby was held at what would become known as Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. on this day in 1875. 

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Winning the race was Oliver Lewis riding the horse named Aristides
with a time of 2 min 37 seconds. The purse at that time was said to
be $2,850.

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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

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Oscars 1929
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"


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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
. He died of toxic shock syndrome at age 53.

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SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ordered all flags at public institutions
be flown at half-staff Tuesday for Peace Officers Memorial Day. The order is
in effect from sunrise to sunset.

Brown said …“I extend my sincere gratitude to all those who serve in our communities and have dedicated their lives to keeping Oregon safe.”

President Donald Trump also issued a federal proclamation that flags should
be flown at half-staff to honor the fallen heroes Tuesday.

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