Archive for April 21st, 2012

SUPPORTING ACTOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1915

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Antonio Rodolfo Quinn-Oaxaca
(April 21, 1915 – June 3, 2001)

Anthony Quinn, was a Mexican American actor, as well as a painter and
writer. He starred in many critically acclaimed films, including Zorba the
Greek
(1964), Lawrence of Arabia (1962), and The Guns of Navarone
(1961).
Quinn won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor twice;
for Viva Zapata! in 1952 and Lust for Life in 1956.

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CHUCK COLSON HAS DIED AT AGE 80

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Charles Wendell "Chuck" Colson (October 16, 1931 – April 21, 2012) 

The former Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon (1969 to 1973) and 
later a noted Evangelical Christian leader and cultural commentator, died
Saturday at a Northern Virginia hospital after a brief illness.

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NORTHWEST LANDMARK IS 50 TODAY

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SpaceNeedle

The Space Needle is an observation tower in Seattle, Washington and is a major landmark of the Pacific Northwest and a symbol of Seattle. Located at the Seattle
Center
, it was built as the centerpiece of the 1962 space-themed World’s Fair. It is 
s 605 feet high at its highest point and 138 feet wide at its widest point and weighs
9,550. When it was completed on December 8, 1961 it was the tallest structure
west of the Mississippi River. The Space Needle was designated a historic
landmark on April 19, 1999 by the City’s Landmarks Preservation Board.

The “hovering disk” of the Space Needle has been the home of two restaurants
for decades, but were they were closed in 2000 and replaced with  a larger one
called SkyCity.

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The SkyCity restaurant rotates 360 degrees within forty-seven minutes.
 

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The Space-Needle Observation Deck

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GOING BACK HOME ON THIS DAY IN 1865

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Historical marker on the South lawn, Indiana State House at Indianapolis.

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Lincoln’s body (above) departed Washington in a nine-car funeral train. The 1,700-
mile trip back to Illinois was essentially over the same tracks that carried the then 
President- elect east in 1861. Cities along the route that hold funeral processions 
included Philadelphia, New York City, Buffalo, Cleveland, and Chicago. 

 

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The locomotive Nashville of the Cleveland, Columbus & Cincinnati Railroad pulled the Lincoln funeral train.

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NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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In 2008, Billboard ranked “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak
Tree", as the 37th biggest song of all time in its issue celebrating the
50th anniversary of the
Hot 100.

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Tony Orlando turned 68 on April 3

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