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THE FIRST ACADEMY AWARDS WAS IN 1929

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The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in Hollywood on May 16, 1929
with a mere 270 guests. The name Oscar would not used for another few
years. Emil Jannings was the first Best Actor and Janet Gaynor Best Actress.

The first 12 winners (and the 20 films that were given an honorary scroll of commendation) had already been revealed in the Los Angeles Times three
months earlier.

The inaugural awards were the only time in Academy history that the
ceremony wasn’t broadcast in some way; even a year later it was covered
live on radio.

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Emil Jannings with his Best Actor statuette.

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

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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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FIRST TROOPS TO VIETNAM ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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A U.S. Marine Corps Hawk air defense missile battalion is deployed to Da
Nang. President Johnson (below) had ordered this deployment to provide protection for the key U.S. airbase there.

This was the first commitment of American combat troops in South Vietnam
and there was considerable reaction around the world to the new stage of
U.S. involvement in the war.

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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973)

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Hawk missile launchers at Da Nang Airfield in 1965.

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