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RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Buddy Holly and The Cricketts

The song "Peggy Sue" went to number three on the Billboard Top 100 chart in
1957. It is ranked number 194 on Rolling Stone magazine’s 2004 list of the
"500 Greatest Songs of All Time". It is also ranked as the 106th greatest song
of all time and the third best song of 1957
by Acclaimed Music. “Peggy Sue”
was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. The Rock and Roll Hall
of
 Fame and Museum included the song on its list of the "Songs That Shaped
Rock and Roll”.   

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Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley)
(September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)

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‘STAR WARS’ DROID SELLS BIG AT AUCTION

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LOS ANGELES (AP) –  An R2-D2 droid that was used in several “Star Wars”
films has sold at auction for nearly $3 million.

The auction house Profiles in History said the 43-inch tall unit that was
compiled from parts used throughout filming of the original trilogy sold for
$2.76 million at an auction Wednesday.

There was no information about who purchased the droid, which was the
most expensive item offered in a movie memorabilia auction that included numerous props from the “Star Wars” franchise. 

 

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R2-D2, played by Kenny Baker, and Anthony Daniels as C-3PO
on the set of the original Star Wars film in 1976.


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PAST WORLD NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty
could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." The ruling prompted
states to revise their capital punishment laws.

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Israel removed barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem on this day in
1967.

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The shuttle Atlantis (bottom) and the Russian space station Mir docked,
forming the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth on this
day in 1995.

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Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002)

Singer Rosemary Clooney came to prominence in the
early 1950s with the song "Come On-a My House". She
received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in
2002.

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Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003)

Actress Katharine Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for
more than 60 years. She received four Academy Awards for Best
Actress
—a record for any performer. In 1999, Hepburn was named
by the American Film Institute as the greatest female star of Classic
Hollywood Cinema.

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