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GRAVE ROBBING ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977)


In one of history’s most famous cases of body-snatching, two men steal the
corpse of the revered film actor Sir Charles Chaplin from a cemetery in the
Swiss village of Corsier-sur-Vevey, located in the hills above Lake Geneva,
near Lausanne, Switzerland, on this day in 1978.

After a five-week investigation, police arrested two auto mechanics–
Roman Wardas, of Poland, and Gantscho Ganev, of Bulgaria–who on
May 17 led them to Chaplin’s body, which they had buried in a cornfield
about one mile from the Chaplin family’s home in Corsier.

A comic actor who was perhaps most famous for his alter ego, the Little
Tramp, Chaplin was also a respected filmmaker whose career spanned
Hollywood’s silent film era and the momentous transition to “talkies” in
the late 1920s. Chaplin died on Christmas Day in 1977, at the age of 88.

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The Little Tramp

In a 1995 survey of film critics worldwide, Chaplin was
voted the greatest actor in film history.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of
the 1876 presidential election by the
U.S. Congress. Samuel J. Tilden(below) however, had won the popular vote on November 7,
1876.

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Samuel Jones Tilden

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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is 87 years old today.

Mikhail Gorbachev was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union,
having been
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet
Union
from 1985 until 1991.

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From left: President Ronald Reagan and Mikail Gorbachev.

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The motion picture King Kong had its world premiere in New
York on this day in 1933.

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The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and
directed by
Robert Wise, and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher
Plummer
premiered on this day in 1965 in  New York City. The film is an
adaptation of the 1959
stage musical of the same name, composed by
Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

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