Archive for July 19th, 2012

GEORGE MCGOVERN IS 90 TODAY

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George Stanley McGovern is a former U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator,
and the Democratic Party nominee in the 1972 presidential election.

He volunteered for the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II and as a
B-24 Liberator pilot flew 35 missions over German-occupied Europe. He
was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for making a hazardous
emergency landing of his damaged plane and saving his crew.

After the war, McGovern obtained degrees from Dakota Wesleyan University 
and Northwestern University, earning a Ph.D, becoming a history professor. 
 

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Lieutenant McGovern in front of his B-24, the Dakota Queen.

 

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President John F. Kennedy and George McGovern in 1961

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COMEDY WRITER HAS DIED AT 59

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From left: Al Franken and writer Tom Davis

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    Thomas James "Tom" Davis (August 13, 1952 – July 19, 2012)

HUDSON, N.Y.(AP) – Tom Davis, an Emmy Award- winning writer who
with Al Franken helped develop some of the most popular skits in the
early years of "Saturday Night Live," died on Thursday at age 59.

His wife, Mimi Raleigh, said he died of throat and neck cancer at his
home in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City. He was diagnosed
in 2009.

 

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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View of Earth rising over Moon’s horizon taken from Apollo 11 spacecraft

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