Archive for May 5th, 2011

TAMMY WYNETTE ~ (May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998

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Tammy Wynette was one of country music’s best-known artists and biggest-
selling female vocalists. She was known as the First Lady of Country Music,
and her best-known song, “Stand by Your Man”, was one of the biggest hit
singles by a woman in the history of country music. Tammy had 17 number
one hits during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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GOLD RECORD AWARDED ON THIS DATE IN 1962

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Note: Soldier Boy was recorded in just one take.

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ANNUAL OBSERVANCE MADE OFFICIAL ON THIS DATE IN 1988

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The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance designated by the
United States congress, when people are asked "to turn to God in prayer and
meditation". On April 17, 1952, President Harry S. Truman (below) signed a bill proclaiming a National Day of Prayer must be declared by each following U.S. 
president at an appropriate date of his choice. In 1988, the law was amended
so that the National Day of Prayer would be held on the first Thursday of May.

 

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President Harry S. Truman proclaiming a National Day of Prayer 

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FORMER CHILD ACTOR DEAD AT 88

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LOS ANGELES (AP) Jackie Cooper, the former child movie star who
won a best actor Oscar nomination at the age of 9 for “Skippy” and
grew up to play The Daily Planet editor in Christopher Reeve’s four
“Superman” movies, has died. His son John Cooper said his father
died Tuesday of natural cause at a nursing facility in Santa Monica,
California. He was 88.

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TODAY IS CINCO DE MAYO

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Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for “fifth of May” and is a Mexican civic holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of
Puebla on May 5, 1862. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and the
United States.

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