Archive for January 3rd, 2013

CHARITY FORMED ON THIS DAY IN 1938

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President Roosevelt counting dimes with Basil O’Conner,organizer of the
March Of Dimes campaign.

The nonprofit organization March of Dimes Foundation was founded by then-
President Franklin D. Roosevelt to help combat polio. Roosevelt was himself
diagnosed with polio in 1921, and it left him unable to move his legs.

 

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In 1956-57 Elvis Presley helped promote polio vaccinations for the
March of Dimes. He was photographed (above) with the poster girl 
of the organization, Joanne Wilson. Elvis also had his polio shot.
 

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Singer Frank Sinatra

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REMEMBERING RAY MILLAND

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Ray Milland (Alfred Reginald Jones) January 3, 1907–10 March 10, 1986

Milland’s screen career ran from 1929 to 1985. He is best remembered for his
Academy Award–winning portrayal of an alcoholic writer in The Lost Weekend
(1945), He was the first Welsh actor to win an Oscar and gave the shortest
acceptance speech of any Oscar winner. Milland was also the leading man
opposite a corrupt John Wayne in Reap the Wild Wind (1942), and played
the murder-plotting husband in Dial M for Murder (1954),

 



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THE NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY!

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien ( 3 January 1892 – 2 September 1973)

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VICTORIA PRINCIPAL IS 63 TODAY!

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Victoria Principal

Victoria Principal is best known for her role as Pamela Barnes Ewing
on the CBS nighttime soap opera Dallas from 1978 to 1987.

 

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