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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 93

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Thomas Morgan Woodward (September 16, 1925 – February 22, 2019)

Morgan Woodward, who appeared in more than 250 movies and TV shows
during a 40-year acting career, died in Paso Robles, Calif. on Feb. 22.

The versatile character actor played oil man Marvin “Punk” Anderson on TV
show "
Dallas" in 55 episodes from 1980-1987, but also had two appearances
on the original "
Star Trek" series, was Elder Morgan in the film "Logan’s Run,
" and was a regular on the long-running "Gunsmoke" TV series.

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Morgan Woodward (right) with John Wayne.

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THE FIRST AWARDS CEREMONY WAS IN 1929

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The winners from the 1st Academy Awards.


The 1st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), honored the best films of 1927 and
1928 and took place on May 16, 1929 during a private dinner held at the
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California. AMPAS president
Douglas Fairbanks hosted the show.

First ever Oscars ceremony held in 1929
Only 270 guests attended the ceremony that took just 15 minutes.

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Douglas Fairbanks presents Janet Gaynor with the
first Academy Award for Best Actress, for her work
in Seventh Heaven

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Emil Jannings with the first ever Academy Award “Oscar”.

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William C. Demille, President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts
And Sciences hands an Oscar to Mary Pickford (with Warner Baxter
and Hans Kraly looking on) at the first ceremony in 1929.

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TRAVIS ASKS FOR HELP ON THIS DAY IN 1836

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Texan Colonel William Travis (below) sends a desperate plea for help for the besieged defenders of the Alamo, ending the message with the famous last
words, “Victory or Death.”

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The Alamo today still stands in San Antonio, Texas.


Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years the
former mission now known as the Alamo has been a crossroads of history.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1868, the United States House of Representatives impeached President Andrew Johnson due to his attempt to
dismiss Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton. The
U.S. Senate later acquitted Johnson on May 26, 1868.

Andrew Johnson (December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875) was the 17th president of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. He was
was vice president at the time of the assassination of Abraham
Lincoln.

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Edwin McMasters Stanton
(December 19, 1814 – December 24, 1869)

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The impeachment trial against President Andrew Johnson opens
in the Senate Chambers.


George T. Brown, sergeant at arms of the Senate (left), serving the summons on President Andrew Johnson.

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House Impeachment Managers.

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