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FRANCIS SCOTT KEY ~

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                  (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843)

Francis Scott Key was an American Lawyer, author, and amateur poet
from Georgetown near Washington, D.C. He wrote the lyrics to the United
States’ national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”, which was adopted
at first by an Executive Order from President Woodrow Wilson in 1916
(which had little effect beyond requiring military bands to play it) and
then by a Congressional resolution in 1931, signed by President
Herbert Hoover.

 

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MISSION COMPLETE ON THIS DATE IN 1964

RANGER 7 

Ranger 7 was the first U.S. space probe to successfully transmit close images
of the Moon’s surface back to Earth. It was also the first completely successful
flight of the Ranger program. It was launched on 28 July 1964 and reached the
Moon on 31 July 1964. The spacecraft carried six television vidicon cameras
that took more than 4,300 pictures on the way down to its target.

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First image of the Moon taken by a US spacecraft. The large crater at 
center right is named Alphonsus.

ranger 7 pictures of moon

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MICHAEL BIEHN IS NOW 55

Michael Biehn then

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Michael Connell Biehn is best known for his roles in James Cameron’s science
fiction action films The Terminator (1984) as Kyle Reese, Aliens (1986) as Cpl.
Dwayne Hicks, and The Abyss (1989) as Lt. Coffey. He also had a role in the film Tombstone (1993). Biehn was also in the cast of the Emmy Award-winning NBC
television series Hill Street Blues which aired from 1981 to 1987.  

MichaelBiehn alien Autograph
Michael Biehn in Aliens

tombstone

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LAST HUNTLEY BROADCAST ON THIS DATE IN 1970

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NOTE: POOR AUDIO QUALITY ON BOTH CLIPS!

 

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GARY LEWIS IS 67 TODAY

gary lewis then

gary lewis today

Gary Lewis received a set of drums as a gift for his fourteenth birthday in
1960. When he was eighteen, Lewis formed what would become Gary Lewis
& the Playboys
(then known as "Gary And The Playboys") with four of his
friends. He is the son of comedian and actor Jerry Lewis. 

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"This Diamond Ring” hit the number one spot on the Billboard
Hot 100 on February 20, 1965.

gary lewis with his father jerry lewis
Gary with his father Jerry Lewis

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