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SERIES PILOT AIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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The Midnight Special was a late-night musical variety series that aired on NBC
during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special pilot on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular
series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981.The ninety-
minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring
Johnny Carson
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FORMER TV STAR HAS DIED AT 78

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Yvonne Joyce Craig (May 16, 1937 – August 17, 2015)

Yvonne was a ballet dancer and actress best known for her role
as Batgirl from the 1960s ABC television series Batman, and as
the Orion slave girl Marta in the Star Trek: The Original Series 
on NBC. Craig died at her home in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles,
on Monday from metastatic breast cancer that had spread to her
liver.

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Yvonne Craig in the Star Trek: The Original Series episode Whom
Gods Destroy”.


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RECAPPING PAST NEWS HEADLINES

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Camille Bohannon

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Julius Henry "Groucho" Marx (October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977)

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1871

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Orville at age 6

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Orville Wright, 12/20/43
Orville Wright (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948)

The Ohio born aviation pioneer Orville Wright who, with his
brother, Wilbur Wright, invented and flew the first successful,
"flying machine" in 1903. He dropped out of high school to
pursue a career in the printing business with Wilbur. The
brothers later went into the bicycle business. They became
successful businessmen, filling contracts for airplanes in
both Europe and the United States. Today, the Wright
brothers are considered the "fathers of modern aviation." 

 

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Historic photo of Orville Wright making the first powered flight.

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