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PEPSI TV AD WITH THE JACKSON’S DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1984

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OREGON’S HOWARD HESSEMAN TURNED 71 TODAY

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Howard Hesseman is best known for playing disc jockey Johnny Fever
on the CBS sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati (1978 – 1982) and schoolteacher
Charlie Moore on Head of the Class (ABC 1986 – 1991). Hesseman was
born in Lebanon, Oregon and attended the university of Oregon.

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HOWARD ON WKRP
Howard as Johnny Fever

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PATENT FOR FIRST CIGAR-ROLLING MACHINE ON THIS DATE IN 1883

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Oscar Hammerstein I (left) was a businessman, theater manager and composer
in New York City. His passion for opera led him to open several opera houses,
and he rekindled opera’s popularity in America. In 1883 Oscar Hammerstein
patented the first cigar-rolling machine and began to make a fortune that he
promptly reinvested in theaters and concert halls. He was the grandfather
of lyricist Oscar Hammerstein ll.

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A cigar ad from the 1940s featuring Ronald Reagan

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CONTROVERSIAL WRITER BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1902

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John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. wrote the Pulitzer-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath 
(1939) and East of Eden (1952) and Of mice and Men  (1937). He wrote a total 
of twenty-seven books, including sixteen novels, six non-fiction books and five 
collections of short stories. In 1962, John Steinbeck received the Nobel Prize
for Literature. His later work reflected his wide range of interests, including
marine biology, politics, religion, history, and mythology. Steinbeck was 66
when he died in December of 1968.

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of mice and men

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1984 John Steinbeck gold commemorative coin

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THE ONLY COLOR EPISODE OF PERRY MASON ON THIS DATE IN 1966

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From season 9, episode # 21 …The Case of the Twice-Told Twist

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