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CHURCHILL AND FDR PLOT ATTACK IN 1943

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On May 19, 1943, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill (left)
and U.S.  U.S.
President Franklin Roosevelt
(right) set a date for
the
cross-Channel 
landing that would become D-Day, May 1, 1944 
but, that date would prove a bit premature, as
bad weather
became
a factor.


Addressing a joint session of Congress, Churchill warned that the
real danger at present was the “dragging-out of the war at enormous expense” because of the risk that the Allies would become “tired or bored or split”—and play into the hands of Germany and Japan. He pushed for an early and massive attack on the “underbelly of the
Axis.”
 

 
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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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OFFICIAL WORD FROM FBI ON SONGS LYRICS

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Based on outcry from parents who bought into what may have
started as an idle rumor, the
FBI launched a formal investigation
in 1964 into the supposedly pornographic lyrics of the song
“Louie, Louie.” recorded by The Kingsmen.  That investigation
finally neared its conclusion on May 17, 1965, when the FBI
Laboratory declared the lyrics of “Louie Louie”, as sung by the
bands singer Jack Ely (below), to be officially … unintelligible.

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Jack Brown Ely (September 11, 1943 – April 28, 2015)


Ely’s famously incoherent vocals were partly the result of his
braces and the rudimentary recording method. The one hour
session cost within $50. He left the band shortly after the 1963
recording session. (
From Wikipedia)

Ely was born in Portland, Oregon where he attended Washington
High School.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)

Henry Fonda had a career that spanned five decades on
Broadway and in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong,
appealing screen image in several films now considered
to be classics.

Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made
his Hollywood film debut in 1935. He rose to film stardom
with performances in such films as; Jezebel (1938), Jesse
James
(1939), and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). His career
further progressed with his portrayal of
Tom Joad in The
Grapes of Wrath
(1940), receiving a nomination for the
Academy Award for Best Actor.

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GAS RATHINING BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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On May 15, 1942, gasoline rationing began in 17 Eastern states
as an attempt to help the American war effort during
World War
II
. By the end of the year, President Franklin D. Roosevelt had ensured     
that mandatory gasoline rationing was in effect in all 48 states.      

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