Archive for April 14th, 2015

SOUL SINGER HAS DIED AT 73

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Percy Sledge (November 25, 1941 – April 14, 2015)

Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital
orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on
the 1966 classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died of natural
causes in hospice care early this morning in Louisiana.

This number-one hit in 1966 was Sledge’s debut single.

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Titanic in Cork harbour, 11 April 1912

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The First Lady of Country, Loretta Lynn (née Webb) is 83 today.

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PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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The book “The Grapes of Wrath” won the
National Book
Award
and Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and it was cited
prominently when Steinbeck was awarded the
Nobel
Prize
in 1962.

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John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. was born in
Salinas, California.
(February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968)

Steinbeck has been called "a giant of American letters".

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ON THE SMALL SCREEN THIS DAY IN 1965

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Millicent Dolly May Small will be 69 on October 6.

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