Archive for July 30th, 2014

OLD BURIED SHIP FOUND IN NEW YORK

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NEW YORK (AP) – Researchers say a ship unearthed at the site of New York’s
World Trade Center predates American independence.

Columbia University scientists say they’ve determined wood used in the ship’s
frame came from a Philadelphia-area forest in 1773 – three years before the
signing of the Declaration of Independence and start of the Revolutionary War.

Researchers say they’ve tentatively identified the ship as a Philadelphia-built
sloop, a ship designed by the Dutch to carry passengers and cargo over
shallow, rocky water.

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INFLUENTIAL SINGER IS 73 TODAY

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Canadian born singer-songwriter Paul Albert Anka

Anka became famous in the late 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s with his 
top hit songs like "Diana", "Lonely Boy", and "Put Your Head on My  
Shoulder
". He wrote such well-known music as the theme for The
Tonight Show Starring
Johnny Carson
and one of Tom Jones‘s
biggest hits, "She’s a Lady", as well as the English lyrics for
Frank Sinatra‘s signature song, "My Way" which was originally
a French song.


 

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Ed Danahue

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  Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is 67 years old today

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IT BECAME OFFICIAL ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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The above motto first appeared on U.S. coins during the Civil War in 1864

The 84th Congress passed a joint resolution "declaring IN GOD WE TRUST the
national motto of the United States." The law was signed by President Eisenhower
and the motto was progressively added to paper money over a period from 1957
to 1966. 

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EDD “KOOKIE” BYRNES IS 81 TODAY

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Edd Byrnes was born Edward Byrne Breitenberger in New York City

Byrnes is best remembered for his starring role in the ABC television series
77 Sunset Strip (1958-1964). He also was featured in the 1978 film Grease
as television teen-dance show host, Vince Fontaine. He recorded the hit
single "Kookie, Kookie — Lend Me Your Comb" with Connie Stevens in
1959.

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