Archive for May 26th, 2018

BIG PRICE TAG ON A PAIR OF DENIM PANTS


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A buyer with a penchant for vintage denim has
plunked down nearly $100,000 for a pair of truly vintage jeans that come
from the American Old West.

The 125-year-old Levi Strauss & Co. blue jeans, which failed to sell at
auction in 2016, now have a new owner somewhere in Southeast Asia.

The price puts it near record territory for old Levi’s. But the private sale
agreement prevents the disclosure of the exact price or the buyer’s
location. The buyer sent a representative to Maine to inspect the jeans
before buying them on May 15.  
      
      
      
      
      
      
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FORMER ASTRONAUT HAS DIED AT 86

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Alan LaVern Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018)

Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the moon, and
later worked to express the wonders of visiting another world through
art, died today (Saturday). 

His family said Bean’s death at Houston Methodist Hospital followed his
suddenly falling ill while traveling in Fort Wayne, Ind., two weeks ago.
(Fox News)

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NOVEL PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1897

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The cover of the first edition.

The first copies of the classic vampire novel Dracula,
by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appeared on the shelfs in
London bookshops on this day in 1897. It has been
assigned to many
literary genres including vampire
literature
, horror fiction, gothic novel, and invasion
literature
. Dracula has spawned numerous theatrical,
film, and television interpretations.

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Abraham "Bram" Stoker
(November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1940, the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk,
France, began during World War II.

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On this day in 1868, President Andrew Johnson was acquitted, by
one vote, of all charges in his impeachment trial.

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Andrew Johnson
(December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875)

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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison)
(May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

Nicknamed "The Duke," John Wayne played a hero in action
films and westerns and received an Academy Award for Best
Actor for his starring role in True Grit in 1969. His voice, and
acting style made him a major box office draw for thirty years.

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Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the
Dominican Republic on this day in 1994. They were divorced
in January of 1996.

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Hank Williams Jr. (Randall Hank Williams) is 69 today.  

Country superstar Hank Williams Jr. is known for the hit "All
My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," which served
as the opening theme for Monday Night Football from 1989
to 2011. He’s the son of country legend
Hank Williams. He
followed in the footsteps of his late father at a young age
and started singing when he was eight years old.

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