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(FoxNews) – An odd piece of artwork that consists of a banana duct-taped to
a wall
has sold for $120,000 at a Miami art fair. The piece, titled "The
Comedian," was created by Italian artist  Maurizio Cattelan.

Two of the three editions of the banana artwork sold for $120,000 at the Art
Basel Miami festival and a third is expected to fetch $150,000.

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Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan is known for his satirical

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Robert Hudson Walker Jr. (April 15, 1940 – December 5, 2019)

(FoxNews) – Robert Walker Jr., best known for a classic early Star Trek
episode and as the son of Hollywood stars Robert Walker and Jennifer
Jones, died Thursday in Malibu, according to family members.

The New York native portrayed the twitchy, callow title character in
“Charlie X,” the second episode of Star Trek’s pioneering first season
in 1966, and also handled the title role of the notable 1960s feature
films Ensign Pulver and Young Billy Young.

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On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,
officially ending the institution of slavery, was ratified. “Neither slavery
nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the
party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States,
or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” With these words, the single
greatest change wrought by the
Civil War was officially noted in the

The ratification came eight months after the end of the war, but it
represented the culmination of the struggle against slavery.

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Workers set the capstone on top of the Washington Monument on
Dec. 6, 1884.

On this day in 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers (above) place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing the construction
of an impressive monument to the city’s namesake and the nation’s first
George Washington. As early as 1783, the infant U.S. Congress
decided that a statue of George Washington, the great Revolutionary War
general, should be placed near the site of the new Congressional building, wherever it might be. After then-President Washington asked him to lay out
a new federal capital on the Potomac River in 1791, architect Pierre L’Enfant
left a place for the statue at the western end of the sweeping National Mall
(near the monument’s present location).

It wasn’t until 1832, however–33 years after Washington’s death–that anyone
really did anything about the monument. That year, a private Washington
National Monument Society was formed. After holding a design competition
and choosing an elaborate Greek temple-like design by architect Robert Mills,
the society began a fundraising drive to raise money for the statue’s

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The Washington Monument is under construction in 1859 in
Washington D.C.

The Washington Monument in 1888, the year it was
open to the public.

Washington Monument in Washington DC, United States
The Monument reopened to the public in September after a three-
year closure for elevator repairs and other updates.

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