Archive for June 1st, 2012

NEWS CHANNEL LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 1980

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Ted Turner

Cable News Network (CNN) is a news channel founded by Ted  
Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was the first channel to provide 24- 
hour
television news coverage, and the first all-news TV channel 
in the United States. The news channel has numerous affiliates, but 
primarily broadcasts from its headquarters at the CNN Center in 
Atlanta, the Time Warner Center in New York City, and studios 
in Washington, D.C.



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August 9, 1982

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HE WAS KNOWN AS WOLFMAN JACK

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Robert Weston Smith

The Wolfman died of a heart attack in Belvidere, North Carolina, on July 1, 1995, he 
was only 57.

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PROLIFIC AUTHOR DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1968

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         Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968)
        

Helen Keller was a popular author, political activist, and lecturer. She
was the first
deaf/ blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. Her
story has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the
play and film The Miracle Worker
. She was inducted into the Alabama
Women’s Hall of Fame in 1971.

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PAT BOONE TURNED 78 TODAY

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Charles Eugene "Pat" Boone was a successful pop singer during the
1950s and early 1960s. He sold over 45 million albums, had 38 Top
40 hits and appeared in more than 12 Hollywood movies. According
to Billboard, Boone was the second biggest charting artist of the late
1950s, behind only Elvis Presley, but ahead of Ricky Nelson and the
Platters.

 



“Love letters in The Sand” was a big hit in June and July
1957,
spending 5 weeks at number one on the Billboard
Top 100
, 34 weeks in total on the chart.

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1959 issue

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NORMA JEANE BAKER, BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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           Marilyn Monroe
(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

Marilyn Monroe’s brief career as an actress spanned 16 years. She
made 29 films, 24 during the first 8 years and became the world’s
most popular and enduring sex symbol.
 
                      

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