Archive for November 13th, 2013

FILM RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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The animated film Fantasia is produced by Walt Disney and released by
Walt Disney Productions. It is the third feature in the Disney animated
features catalog.

The film consists of eight animated segments set to pieces of classical
music conducted by Leopold Stokowski; seven of which are performed
by the Philadelphia Orchestra. Music critic and composer Deems Taylor
acts as the film’s Master of Ceremonies.

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FORMER PRO FOOTBALL STAR IS DEAD AT 57

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TODD CHRISTENSEN
 
    Todd Jay Christensen (August 3, 1956 – November 13, 2013)

Salt Lake City, Utah (FoxNews) – Todd Christensen, the brawny tight
end whose sure hands helped lead the NFL’s Raiders to two Super
Bowl championships in the 1980s, died of complications following
surgery in a Utah hospital.

Christensen’s son, Toby Christensen, said his father passed away
Wednesday morning at Intermountain Medical Center near his home
in Alpine, Utah.

Christensen was a devout Mormon who didn’t drink, and his family
believes his liver problems started 25 years ago after a "botched"
gall bladder operation, his son told The Associated Press.

The five-time pro-bowler, who amassed 461 receptions and 41
touchdowns in a 12-year career, most of which was spent with the
Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders, had battled liver disease in
recent years, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

The Oregon native became one of the league’s top pass-catching
tight ends after starring as a 6-foot-2-inch fullback at BYU. He was
drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1978, and later traded to the
Raiders.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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            Camille Bohannon

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WRITER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1859

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                        Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson


                  (November 13, 1859-December 3, 1894)

Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His
most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case
of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
.

A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the
26 most translated authors in the world. His works have been admired
by many other writers.

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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The McCoys version of “Fever” hit Number 7 on the Billboard chart.

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