Archive for December 28th, 2017

FORMER SITCOM STAR HAS DIED AT 94

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Baby Rose Marie was a popular radio personality in 1928.

Rose Marie celebrated her 94th birthday on Aug. 15 at her home in the San Fernando Valley.

Rose Marie Mazzetta
(August 15, 1923 – December 28, 2017)

(FoxNews) – Rose Marie, the actress made famous for her role as Sally
Rogers on famed 1960 sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” has died.

The news comes from the star’s official Twitter account, which stated
she had passed at her home in Van Nuys California.
 

Rose Marie, left, with fellow cast members Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam and Dick Van Dyke, seated, on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ in the early 1960s.
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From left: Rose Marie,fellow cast members Mary Tyler Moore, Morey Amsterdam and Dick Van Dyke, front, on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’
in the early 1960s.

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FLIGHT 173 DOWN ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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A McDonnell Douglas DC-8 similar to the aircraft that crashed.

United Airlines Flight 173 was a flight from John F. Kennedy International
Airport
in New York City, New York to Portland International Airport in
Portland, Oregon, with a scheduled stop in Denver, Colorado. While the
aircraft was approaching Portland it ran out of fuel and crashed in a
suburban
Portland neighborhood near NE 158th Avenue and East
Burnside Street.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined the following probable cause: “The failure of the captain (Malburn McBroom) to monitor
properly the aircraft’s fuel state and the crewmember’s advisories regarding
the fuel state. This resulted in fuel exhaustion to all engines. The pilots
inattention resulted from preoccupation with a landing gear malfunction 
and the preparations for a possible landing emergency”.   

 

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McBroom died on October 9, 2004 at
age 77.

The Oregonian front page, 29 December 1978

 
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The crash site as it looks today.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924)

Wilson served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921
as a member of the
Democratic Party.

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On this day in 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president
of the
United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Jackson.

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn published "Gulag Archipelago,"
an expose of the Soviet prison system on this day in
1973.

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Solzhenitsyn bravely wrote about the brutality of Stalin’s network
of gulags.

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The musical "On the Town" opened in New York City on
this day in 1944 and ran for 462 performances. It featured
the song,
"New York, New York." It was made into a film
in 1949.

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Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is 63 today.

Popular actor Denzel Washington won an Academy Award
for Best Actor for his role in the 2001 film
Training Day.

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