Archive for January 31st, 2011

U.S. SOLDIER EXECUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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Edward Donald Slovik (above) was a private in the U.S Army during World War ll and the only American soldier to be court-martialled and executed for desertion since the Civil War.

Over 21,000 American soldiers were given varying sentences for desertion during World War II, including 49 death sentences,but Slovik’s was the only death sentence carried out.

Slovik’s execution was the basis for a 1954 book by William Bradford Huie.The book was adapted for a TV movie in 1974 starring Martin Sheen and also called The Execution of Private Slovik.

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GARRY MOORE WAS BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1915

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Garry Moore was a game show host and comedian best known for his
work in television.  Moore entered show business as a radio personality
in the 1940s and was a television host on several game and variety show  
programs during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s such as The Garry Moore
Show
on CBS-TV from 1959 to 1967 and I’ve got a secret from 1952 to
1967 on CBS. Moore was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1976 and
retired from television. He died on November 28, 1993.

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[From 1961]

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“K.C.” IS CELEBRATING HIS 60th BIRTHDAY

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Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey  is a singer, songwriter, and producer. He is
most famous for his group, KC and the Sunshine Band and as a producer
of several hits for other artists. Casey became interested in music at an
early age. As a teenager he played and sang with several local bands 
and played piano at the Pentecostal church his family attended. He
further developed his music talent while in high school and studied
music at Miami-Dade Community College and worked part-time in
a music store. KC formed his band in 1973 and continues to tour
and produce for other artists.

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