Archive for March 3rd, 2013

SINGER BOBBY ROGERS, DEAD AT 73

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      Bobby Rogers
(February 19, 1940 – March 3, 2013)

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown
group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson,
died Sunday morning at his suburban Detroit home.

Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls said Rogers had been ill for
several years.

Rogers formed the group in 1956 with cousin Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore,
Ronnie White and Robinson. Their hits included "Shop Around," ”You’ve
Really Got a Hold on Me," ”The Tracks of My Tears," ”Going to a Go-Go,"
”I Second That Emotion" and "The Tears of a Clown."

Rogers and The Miracles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
in 2012. He was too ill to attend the ceremony.

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The Miracles

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THE U.S. NAVAL RESERVE IS 98 TODAY!

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The outbreak of World War I in 1914 proved that a modern war at sea required 
a federal naval reserve force. Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels and his 
assistant, a young
Franklin D. Roosevelt, launched a campaign in Congress to
appropriate funding for just such a force. The men’s efforts brought passage of
legislation on March 3, 1915 which created the
Naval Reserve Force.

As of September 2012, the Reserve consists of 108,718 officers and enlisted
personnel who serve in every state and territory as well as overseas.

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Josephus Daniels

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Franklin D. Roosevelt

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THE FIRST TRUE COMIC BOOK!

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In 1933, salesperson
Maxwell Gaines and sales manager Harry 
I. Wildenberg of Eastern Color Printing collaborated with Dell
to publish the 36-page one-shot Famous Funnies: A Carnival of
Comics
, considered by historians to be the first true American 
comic book.
It was a reprinting of earlier newspaper comic strips,  
thus came the term comic book. These publications established  
the story telling and format that is still used today.

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Maxwell Gaines

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NEWS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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REMEMERING THE ‘BLONDE BOMBSHELL’

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          Jean Harlow
(Harlean Harlow Carpenter)  

                   (March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937)


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1931




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Jean Harlow was taken to a Los Angeles in 1937, where she slipped
into a coma and died at the early age of 26. The press release listed 
the
cause of death as cerebral edema, a complication of kidney
failure.
 


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