Archive for January 19th, 2015

AIR RECORD SET ON THIS DAY IN 1937

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Howard Hughes with his record-setting Northrop Gamma

Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record. He flew from Los Angeles,
California to Newark Airport in New Jersey. The West to East flight took 7 
hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds to complete.

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Hughes climbs out of the Northrop Gamma at Newark, New Jersey.

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CANADIAN COMEDIAN HAS DIED AT 90

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Harron as seen on “Hee Haw”

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Donald Hugh (Don) Harron (September 19, 1924 – January 17, 2015)

TORONTO (AP) –  Don Harron, who entertained TV audiences in Canada
and the U.S. with his comic alter ego Charlie Farquharson and helped bring
the classic Canadian novel "Anne of Green Gables" to the stage, has died.

Harron’s eldest daughter Martha said her father died Saturday morning
surrounded by family at his Toronto home after choosing not to seek
treatment for cancer.

Harron introduced his Farquharson character — a country bumpkin from
rural Ontario — on a CBC television revue in 1952. He went on to perform
as Farquharson on the U.S. TV variety show "Hee Haw" from 1969-82.

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REMEMBERING A CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST

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Martin Luther King, Jr., (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

This day was established as a holiday in numerous cities and states beginning
in 1971, and as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Camille Bohannon

DOLLY PARTON

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Dolly Rebecca Parton is 69 years young today

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