Archive for February, 2018

‘’THE KING’’ IS MAKING ROOM

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Richard Lee Petty will turn 81 July 2.


(Fox News) – Living racing legend Richard Petty (above) is auctioning off
a trove of trophies, memorabilia and even some of the cars from his 60-
year NASCAR career.

They include a 1974 Dodge Charger that he won 31 races with, including
the 1974 Daytona 500 (below).

The event is being organized by Julien’s Auctions and will take place at
the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on May 12.


Petty's 1974 Dodge Charger

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A RECAP OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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In a Cambridge University laboratory on this day in 1953, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick discovered the double-
helix structure of DNA.

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On this day in 1993, U.S. Federal agents raided the compound of an armed religious cult in Waco, TX. The ATF had planned to arrest
the leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, on federal
firearms charges. Four agents and six Davidians were killed and
a 51-day standoff followed.
      

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Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated in Stockholm
on this day in 1986. He was 59.


Blood on a street in downtown Stockholm, Sweden, after the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.

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Album released on this day in 1983. It became groups first number-
one album in the UK.

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AUTHOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1902

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John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr. (February 27, 1902 – December 20, 1968)


American author John Steinbeck is well-known for his novels The Grapes
of Wrath
, East of Eden, and Of Mice and Men. He won both the Pulitzer
and Nobel Prizes for his work.
 

Steinbeck grew up in central California and attended Stanford University
for several years. He later returned to California following failed attempts
at writing jobs in New York and worked as a tour guide and caretaker at
a fish hatchery in Tahoe City.
    
   
John Steinbeck, a lifelong heavy smoker, died in New York City of heart
disease
and congestive heart failure. He was 66.
    

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The Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building in Berlin, was set
afire on this day in 1933. The Nazis accused Communist for the
fire.

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Firemen surveying the ruins following the Reichstag fire.

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President George H.W. Bush announced live on television on this
day in 1991, "Kuwait is liberated."

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Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor  (27 February 1932 – 23 March 2011)

Better known as Liz Taylor, she was a glamorous movie actress who
starred in numerous films during Hollywood’s Golden Age. She was
in 11 films with
Richard Burton, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?
(1966). She made her motion picture debut at the age of nine
in Universal’s There’s One
Born Every Minute (1942). 

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Fred McFeely Rogers
(March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)

Fred Rogers was a popular television personality, musician, puppeteer,
writer,
and producer, as well as a Presbyterian minister. He was famous
for creating, hosting, and composing the theme music for the
educational preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968–2001),
which featured his kind-hearted, grandfatherly personality, and the
directness to his young audiences.

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PRESIDENT REAGAN WITH DONALD TRUMP

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According to the Reagan Library, this photograph of President 
Ronald Reagan shaking hands with a young Donald Trump 
was taken at the White House on November 3, 1987 during a 
reception for members of the “Friends of Art and Preservation
in Embassies” Foundation held in the Blue Room.
 

 


 


        
       

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