CITIZENSHIP BILL SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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President Jimmy Carter (above) signed a bill that restored full U.S.
citizenship rights to Confederate President Jefferson Davis
.

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Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889)

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MOVIE PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Jailhouse Rock
premiered on October 17, 1957 in
Memphis, Tennessee
and was released nationwide on November 8, 1957. It peaked at number
3 on the Variety box office chart, and reached number 14 in the year’s
box office totals, grossing $4 million. Jailhouse Rock earned mixed
reviews, with most of the negative reception directed towards Presley’s
persona. In 2004, the film was selected for preservation in the
National
Film Registry
.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) began an oil-
embargo against several countries including the
U.S. and Great Britain
on this day in 1973. The incident stemmed from Western support of
Israel when Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on October 6, 1973. It
lasted until March of 1974.

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American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. on this day in 1777. It
was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.

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An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San Francisco Bay
area in
California on this day in 1989. The quake caused about 67 deaths,
3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.

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Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and was sentenced to 11
years in prison on this day in 1931. He was released in 1939.

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Arthur Miller on a trip with his wife,
actress Marilyn Monroe.

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FORMER NFL MVP HAS DIED AT 90

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Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr. (October 24, 1926 – October 8, 2017)

(AP) – New York Giants and Louisiana State University star quarterback
Y.A. Tittle, a two-time NFL MVP who was elected to the Pro Football Hall
of Fame, died Sunday night, October 8th.  

Tittle died at Stanford Hospital. The cause of death was not immediately
known.

Tittle played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers and New York
Giants in a 17-season career from 1948 to 1964 during which he played
in seven Pro Bowls. He tossed 242 touchdowns, leading the league three
times, in 1955, 1962 and 1963.

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ANGELA LANSBURY IS 92 TODAY

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Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury was born in London, England.

Golden Globe-winning actress Angela Lansbury played Jessica Fletcher
on the CBS television series  Murder, She Wrote (1984-1996), and also
gained recognition for her role in Mame (1966). She also provided the
voice of the teapot Mrs. Potts in the 1991 animated film
Beauty and the
Beast.
She was nominated for an Oscar for her role in the 1945 film
The
Picture of Dorian Gray.

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