Archive for January 27th, 2014

POPULAR FOLK SINGER HAS DIED AT 94

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          Peter "Pete" Seeger
(May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014)

NEW YORK (AP) –  American troubadour, folk music singer and
activist Pete Seeger has died at a hospital in New York.

Seeger’s grandson, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, says Seeger died
Monday night after being hospitalized for six days.

Seeger gained fame as a member of The Weavers, the quartet
formed in 1948 and had hits such as "Goodnight Irene."

He continued performing and recording for six decades afterward
and was still an activist as recently as October 2011 when he
marched in New York City as part of the Occupy Wall Street
protests.

He was onstage in January 2009 for a gala Washington concert
two days before Barack Obama was inaugurated.

But in the 1950s, his leftist politics got him blacklisted and he was
kept off commercial television for more than a decade.

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SOCIETY INCORPORATED ON THIS DAY IN 1888

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The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington,
D.C., is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions
in the world. Its features include geography, archaeology and natural
science
, the promotion of  environmental and historical conservation,
and the study of world culture and history.

The Society began as a club for an elite group of scholars and wealthy
patrons interested in travel. On January 13, 1888, 33 explorers and
scientists gathered at the Cosmos Club, a private club in Washington,
D.C., to organize "a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical
knowledge." After preparing a constitution and a plan of organization, the
National Geographic Society was incorporated on January 27.

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LOOKING BACK AT TODAY IN HISTORY

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DONNA REED WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1921

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Donna Reed (Donna Belle Mullenger) 

(January 27, 1921 – January 14, 1986)

Donna Reed appeared in over 40 films, receiving the 1953 Academy Award
for
Best Supporting Actress
for her performance as Lorene Burke in the war
drama From Here to Eternity. She is also well known for her role as Mary
Hatch
in Frank Capra‘s It’s a Wonderful Life (1946). She worked extensively
in television, notably as Donna Stone, an American middle class mother in
the ABC sitcom The Donna Reed Show (1958–1966), for which she received 
the 1963 Golden Globe Award for Best TV Star – Female.

 

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