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SINGER FRANKIE VALLI IS 84

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Frankie Valli (Francesco Stephen Castelluccio) was born in Newark,
New Jersey.
 
       


Frankie Valli has been the front man with the Four Seasons since 1960. The
groups hits included "Big Girls Don’t Cry" and "Sherry." He was inducted
into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with the Four Seasons. Frankie had 29
Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons and 9 more as a solo artist. Before fame,
Frankie Valli once worked as a barber until his singing career was able to
support him.


 

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TODAY IS THE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

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The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of
Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In 1988,
the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate
and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on Thursday, May 5,
1988, designating the first Thursday of May as a day of national prayer
and every president since 1952 has signed a National Day of Prayer
proclamation.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (May 3, 1469 – June 21 1527) 

Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher,
humanist, and writer of the Renaissance period. He has often been
called the father of modern
political science.

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On this day in 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities
were legally unenforceable.

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In his debut at Yankee Stadium against the St. Louis Browns on
this day in 1936, the “$75,000 rookie”, Joe DiMaggio recorded a
triple and two singles in six plate appearances, showcasing that consistently sweet swing that fans would come to know and love.

He was the only Yankees player to get a hit off of Browns’ relief
pitcher Russ Van Atta that day, as New York defeated St. Louis,
14-5.
 

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Peter Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014)

Pete Seeger had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member
of
the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly‘s "Goodnight,
Irene
", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the
Weavers were
blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, Seeger
re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of
protest music in
support of
international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture, and environmental causes.

As a songwriter, Pete Seeger’s best-known songs include "Where Have
All the Flowers
Gone?
" (with Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer (The
Hammer Song)
" (with Lee Hays of the Weavers), and "Turn! Turn! Turn!".

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James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006)

Singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader,
James Brown is often referred to as the "Godfather of
Soul". In a career
that lasted 50
years, he influenced the development of several music
genres. Brown began his career as a
gospel singer in Toccoa, Georgia.

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James Brown & The Famous Flames At The Apollo.

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