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DEADLIEST HOTEL FIRE ON THIS DAY IN 1946

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The former Winecoff Hotel, now the Ellis Hotel

The Winecoff Hotel Fire was the deadliest hotel fire in United States history,
killing 119 hotel occupants, including the hotel’s owners. Located in downtown
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the hotel was advertised as "absolutely fireproof." While
the hotel’s steel structure was indeed protected against the effects of fire, the
interior finishes were combustible, and the building’s exit consisted of a single
stairway serving all fifteen floors. All of the hotel’s occupants above the fire’s
origin on the third floor were trapped, and the fire’s survivors either were
rescued from upper-story windows or jumped into nets held by firemen.

The Winecoff Hotel fire was notable for the number of victims who jumped
to their deaths.

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FINAL U.S. MOON MISSION ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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Left to right: Schmitt, Cernan (seated), Evans

Apollo 17 was the final mission of the United StatesApollo lunar landing program,
and was the sixth landing of humans on the Moon. I was launched with a three-
member crew consisting of Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot
Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt,

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WHEN WE ENTERED WORLD WAR II

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PROLIFIC ACTOR IS 98 TODAY

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Eli Wallach in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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Eli Herschel Wallach


Wallach is a veteran film, television and stage actor whose career has spanned
more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s. For his performance as
Silva Vacarro in Baby Doll (1956), he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer
and a Golden Globe nomination. Among his most famous roles are Calvera in
The Magnificent Seven (1960), Guido in The Misfits (1961), and Tuco in The
Good,
the Bad and the Ugly (1966). Wallach received an Honorary Academy
Award
at the 2nd Annual Governors Awards, presented on November 13, 2010.

 

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