Archive for February 8th, 2020

ACTOR ROBERT CONRAD IS DEAD AT 84

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Robert Conrad (born Conrad Robert Falk)
(March 1, 1935 – February 8, 2020)

Conrad died from heart failure in Malibu, California today. He is best
known for his role in the 1965–69 CBS television series The Wild Wild
West
.

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Original NBC release: September 23, 1976 – April 6, 1978.

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VETERAN ACTOR/COMEDIAN HAS DIED AT 91

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Orson Bean  (Dallas Frederick Burrows)
(July 22, 1928 – February 7, 2020)

Orson Bean was a film, television, and stage actor, and a comedian, writer,
and producer. He appeared frequently on televised game shows from the
1960s through the 1980s and was a long-time panelist on the television
game show To Tell the Truth. He was a favorite of
Johnny Carson,
appearing on The Tonight Show over 200 times. On February 7, 2020,
while walking near
Venice Boulevard and Shell Avenue, in Venice, Los
Angeles
, Bean was struck by two drivers, with the second vehicle striking
him fatally.

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ISLAND WAS SECURED ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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On February 8, 1943, Japanese troops evacuated Guadalcanal, leaving the
island in Allied possession after a prolonged campaign. The American
victory paved the way for other Allied wins in the Solomon Islands.

Guadalcanal is the largest of the Solomons, a group of 992 islands and atolls,
347 of which are inhabited, in the South Pacific Ocean. The Solomons, which
are located northeast of Australia and have 87 indigenous languages, were discovered in 1568 by the Spanish navigator Alvaro de Mendana de Neyra
(1541-95). In 1893, the British annexed Guadalcanal, along with the other
central and southern Solomons. The Germans took control of the northern Solomons in 1885, but transferred these islands, except for Bougainville
and Buka (which eventually went to the Australians) to the British in 1900.

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Japanese POWs.

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