Archive for July 1st, 2017

OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND IS 101 TODAY!

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Olivia de Havilland in the 1939 epic Gone With the Wind.

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Dame Olivia Mary de Havilland

Retired actress Olivia de Havilland portrayed Melanie Hamilton in Gone with the
Wind.
Her performance in the 1946 film To Each His Own earned her an Academy
Award for Best Actress. Her acting career began when she participated in school
drama club.

She is of British heritage but was born in Japan. Her first stage production was at
the Hollywood Bowl, playing Hermia in A Midsummer’s night Dream.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During the U.S. Civil War, the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg
began on this day in 1863.

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The first peacetime detonation of a nuclear bomb happened on
Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean on this day in 1946.

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During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his
"Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in
Cuba on this day in 1898.

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Spencer) 
(July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997)

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The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain
to China on this day in 1997. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.

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It was on this day in 2004.

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