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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

today in history

Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

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SINGER/SONGWSRITER HAS DIED AT 71

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David Charles Olney (March 23, 1948 – January 18, 2020)

Folk singer-songwriter David Olney has died after he suffered an apparent
heart attack Saturday while performing at the 30A Songwriters Festival in
Santa Rosa Beach,
Florida,

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DOLLY PARTON 74 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Dolly Rebecca Parton

Country singer Dolly Parton released twenty-six #1 Billboard hits,
including "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors," and "9 to 5." She grew
up alongside eleven brothers and sisters in a one-room cabin in
Appalachia,
Tennessee and learned to sing at church. Dolly Parton
received the nickname The Queen of Country Music after releasing
more #1 hits than any other country singer in U.S. history.

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In 2018, Dolly Parton added two more honors to her already-
illustrious, decades-long career as she was recognized by
Guinness World Records.

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POET BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1809

http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/poe/exhibition/familyhistory/index.html

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Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)

On January 19, 1809, poet, author and literary critic Edgar Allan Poe
is born in Boston,
Massachusetts. He is best known for his poetry
and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre
widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the U.S. and
of American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s
earliest practitioners of the short story. He is generally considered
the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited
with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was
the first well-known American writer to earn a living through writing
alone, resulting in a financially difficult life and career.

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