Archive for April 1st, 2013

DEBBIE REYNOLDS IS 81 TODAY

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Debbie-Reynolds today 

Actress, singer, and dancer Debbie Reynolds had her first leading role in
Singin’ in the Rain (1952). Other successful films include Tammy and the
Bachelor
(1957), in which her version of “Tammy” reached the number
one spot on the music charts; and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964).

Reynolds married singer Eddie Fisher in 1955. They had two children,
a daughter Carrie and a son Todd. She continues to perform on stage,
television and film to this day.

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OLDEST LIVING PERSON IN THE U.S. HAS DIED

Elsie Thompson

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) – The oldest living person in the United States has
died at the age of 113, just a few days before her 114th birthday.

Elsie Thompson, who became the nation’s oldest living person in January, died
March 21, according to a spokeswoman from her church in Clearwater, Fla.

A memorial service for Thompson was held at Skycrest United Methodist Church
on March 26.

Thompson was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., on April 5, 1899. Her husband, Ronald Thompson, was a Republican state senator in Pennsylvania and in 1971, the
couple moved to Clearwater, Fla. Mr. Thompson died in 1986.

Mrs. Thompson is survived by her son, who is in California, and four grandchildren.

She said that the secret to her longevity was the fact that she loved people and
greeted each new day with a smile.

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GRADE ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1893

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chief petty officer 

A chief petty officer is a senior non-commissioned officer and the
seventh
enlisted rank in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard. The
grade was established
on April 1, 1893 for the Navy. The United
States Congress
first authorized the Coast Guard to use the
promotion to Chief Petty Officer on 18 May 1920.


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A DAY FOR PRACTICAL JOKES!

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April Fools’ Day, sometimes referred to as All Fools’ Day, is not a national
holiday
, but is widely recognized and celebrated as a day when people play 
practical jokes and hoaxes on each other.

In Italy, France and Belgium, children and adults traditionally tack paper fishes
on each other’s back as a trick and shout "April fish!" in their local languages.

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NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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Mike Gracia

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