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GAME INVENTOR HAS DIED AT 82

Charles Foley co-created the party game Twister. Photo courtesy of the family.

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Chuck Foley

ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) – The Minnesota man whose Twister game
launched decades of awkward social interactions at parties has died.

Charles "Chuck" Foley died July 1 at a care facility in the Minneapolis
suburb of St. Louis Park. His son, Mark Foley, said Thursday that his
father had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.

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ACTOR TAB HUNTER IS 82 TODAY

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Tab Hunter (Arthur Andrew Kelm)

Hunter has starred in over forty films and had a 1957 hit record
with the song "Young Love", which was #1 on the Billboard Hot
100
chart for six weeks and became one of the larger hits of the
Rock n’ Roll era .He joined the Coast Guard at the age of fifteen,
having lying about his age to enlist.

 

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From left: Dick Clark and guest Tab Hunter on ABC television’s Bandstand

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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R&B SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1951

MOONDOG HOUSE

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Albert James "Alan" Freed

Alan Freed’s "The Moondog House" program debuted on WJW radio
in Cleveland and was heard from 11:15 PM until 2 AM. He devoted
the show entirely to R&B platters. His loyal fans called themselves
Moondoggers and Freed billed himself as their king.
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The theme music for “The Moodog House” radio show

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY’S FIRST CLASS

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Cadets from the first Air Force Academy class are lined up for physical
training at (PT) at Lowry AFB

The U.S. Air Force Academy’s permanent site, located near Colorado Springs.
Colorado, had not yet been completed when the first class entered, so the 306
cadets from the Class of 1959 were sworn in at a temporary site at Lowry Air
Force Base
, in Denver on 11 July 1955. While at Lowry, they were housed in
renovated World War II barracks. Since there were no upper class cadets to
train the new cadets, the Air Force appointed a regiment of ATOs or Air
Training Officers to conduct training. 

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