Archive for April 25th, 2012

PIONEER JOURNALIST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1908

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    Edward Roscoe Murrow ( April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965)

   

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LONGEST SPEECH ENDED ON THIS DAY IN 1953

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While an independent, Oregon Senator Wayne L. Morse set a record at the time
for delivering the longest one-person
filibuster in the history of the U.S. Senate,
22 hours and 26 minutes. He was protesting a bill for the Tidelands offshore oil legislation.

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SEEING EYE DOG FIRST USED ON THIS DAY IN 1928

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Morris Frank of Nashville, Tennessee was 16 years old when he
lost his sight in a fight at school. Frustrated with his inability to get
around independently, he set out for Switzerland, spending several
weeks there, learning to work with a female German shepherd who
was originally named Kiss. Frank changed her name to Buddy, later 
feeling that it was a much more appropriate name for her. All of his
subsequent dogs were also called Buddy. 

 
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Morris Frank, the first American to use a Seeing Eye dog, with
Buddy, the first Seeing Eye dog, and Dorothy Harrison Eustis,
the founder of the Seeing Eye, Morristown, 1928.

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AL PACINO IS 72 TODAY

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Scent of a Woman (1992)

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Scent of a Woman won Al Pacino the Academy Award for Best
Actor
in 1993

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