Archive for April 12th, 2012

SESAME STREET ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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Stevie Wonder appeared on TV’s Sesame Street, where he performed his hit single “Superstition”.


 

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Stevie Wonder (left) on the Sesame Street set

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Stevie Wonder will turn 62 on May 13.


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PRESIDENTS DEATH ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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  Franklin Delano Roosevelt
(January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)

Roosevelt was resting at the Little White House in Warm Springs, Georgia
for an upcoming appearance the the United Nations when he suddenly
collapsed in his chair unconscious and died of massive stroke. At the 
time Roosevelt had been sitting for a portrait painting by artist Elizabeth
Shoumatoff, known today as the famous Unfinished Portrait of FDR. He
was succeeded by Harry S. Truman.

 

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The Unfinished portrait of Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

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FDR’s home in Warm Springs, Georgia, known as The Little White House is
also The
FDR Memorial Museum.


  

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ROCK STARS ACCIDENT ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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William Jan Berry 
   

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The remains of Jan’s Corvette after crashing into a parked truck.

Jan Berry of the early rock duo Jan & Dan received severe head injuries in
an automobile accident just a short distance from Dead Man’s Curve in Los
Angeles
, California. It was two years after the song had become a hit. He had
a long and difficult road to recovery from brain damage and partial paralysis
and minimal use of his right arm. His doctors told him he would never walk
again, but he ultimately proved them wrong.

The Jan and Dean act ended with Jan Berry’s death on March 26, 2004, after
suffering a seizure at the age of 62. Dean Torrence now tours occasionally
with The Surf City All-stars.

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LATE NIGHT HOST IS NOW 65!

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David Letterman has won four American Comedy Awards and was the first recipient of the Johnny Carson Award for Comedic Excellence at The
Comedy Awards
in 2011. 
 

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