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COIN AUTHORIZED ON THIS DAY IN 1875

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The American twenty-cent piece

The father of the twenty-cent piece was Nevada Senator
John P. Jones and part-owner of the Crown Point Mine. He
introduced a bill to authorize a twenty- cent piece, one of his
first legislative endeavors. His proposal cited the lack of small 
change in the West. It was endorsed by the Director of the mint
Linderman and other legislators went along with it, largely as a
favor to Sen. Jones. The bill was signed into law by President
Ulysses S. Grant on March 3, 1875. The coin was only used
for 3 years. 

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John Percival Jones
(January 27, 1829 – November 12, 1912)

 


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SINGLE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1940

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The word frenesí is the Spanish equivalent of "frenzy".

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HISTORICAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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DAVID MELENDY

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THE BLONDE BOMBSHELL’S BIRTHDAY

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Jean Harlow (Harlean Harlow Carpenter)
(March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937)


Harlow’s first major appearance was in Hell’s Angels (1930), followed
by a series of critically unsuccessful films, before signing with Metro-
Goldwyn-Mayer
in 1932. She died during the filming of Saratoga in
1937 at the age of 26 from kidney  disease. The movie was completed
using doubles and released a little over a month after her death. The 
American Film Institute ranked her as the 22nd greatest female star in 
Hollywood history.

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1933

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