Archive for June 14th, 2014

GAME SHOW HOST CLAIMS WORLD RECORD!

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Alex Trebek

On Friday night, Trebek claimed the Guinness World Record for "most game show episodes hosted by the same presenter." He has presided over Jeopardy! since
1984, hosting a total of 6,829 episodes. In the past three decades, Jeopardy! has
won 30 Emmy Awards, a record for a game show. Last year, TV Guide named the
syndicated series the greatest game show of all time.

             Guinness

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FROM PDX RETRO ~

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Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which
happened on that day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

The United States Army also celebrates it’s Birthday on this date; Congress adopted
"the American continental army" after reaching a consensus position in the Committee
of the Whole on June 14, 1775.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established
June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act
of
Congress
. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday.

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TODAY IN HISTORY ~

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Camille Bohannon

 

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Donald John Trump, Sr.

Trump is 68 years old today. He played football, soccer, and baseball
at the New York Military Academy when he was 13 years old.

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FOLK SINGER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1909

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       Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 – April 14, 1995)

Ives recorded "A Little Bitty Tear" and was responsible for Christmas
standards like "Holly Jolly Christmas”, featured in the 1964 CBS-TV
presentation of the stop-motion animated family special Rudolph the
Red-Nosed
Reindeer
.

Ives expanded his appearances in films between the 1950s and the
1960s with such films as The Big Country in 1958, for which he won
an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Burl Ives died from complications of oral cancer at the age of 85, at
his home in Anacortes, Washington.

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