Archive for July 28th, 2011

JOE E. BROWN ~

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                     (July 28, 1891 – July 6, 1973)

Joseph Evans Brown was a popular actor and comedian. In 1902 at the
age of nine, he joined a troupe of circus tumblers known as the Five
Marvelous Ashtons which toured the country on both the circus and
vaudeville circuits. Later he became a professional baseball player. After
three seasons he returned to the circus, then went into Vaudeville and
finally starred on Broadway. He gradually added comedy into his act and
transformed himself into a comedian. He moved to Broadway in the 1920s
first appearing in the musical comedy Jim Jam Jems.

 

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ANIMATED CLASSIC RELEASED ON THIS DATE IN 1951

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Thirteenth in the Walt Disney Animated Classics Series and made
under the supervision of Disney himself, the film and its animation  
are often
regarded as some of the finest work in Disney Studio history. 

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JACQUELINE ‘’JACKIE’’ KENNEDY ONASSIS

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JACKIE THEN
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                     (July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994)

Jacqueline Lee Bouvier "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis was the wife of John F.
Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, serving as First Lady
during his presidency from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Five years
later she married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis; the marriage
lasted until his death in 1975. During the final two decades of her life,
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had a successful career as a book editor.

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Jackie and Jack

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Jackie with Aristotle Onassis

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RECORDED ON THIS DATE IN 1961

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“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” scored #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
chart, where it remained for three weeks. It sold more than one
million copies, and was awarded a gold disc.

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The Tokens today are, from left, Jay Traynor, Jay Siegel and Bill Reid. 

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EMPIRE STATE BUILDING HIT BY PLANE ON THIS DATE IN 1945

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On a Saturday morning, July 28, 1945 a U.S. Army Air Corps B-25 bomber was
being flown by Lt. Colonel William Smith through a steadily increasing fog. The  
plane was on its way to Newark airport at the time when it crashed in the 79th  
floor of New York City’s Empire State Building, killing 14 people (three crewmen
and eleven in the building) and injuring 26 others. The resulting fire was put out
in 40 minutes. The crash caused one million dollar’s in damage. The structural
integrity of the building was not compromised and was opened for business on
many floors the following Monday. In the aftermath of the crash, flight rules
over New York City were strengthened.    

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B-25 Mitchell bomber, similar to one that hit the Empire State Building 

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