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OSCAR-WINNING ANIMATOR HAS DIED AT 86

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Richard Edmund Williams (March 19, 1933 – August 16, 2019)

LONDON (AP) — Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work
on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988) helped
blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. His 
daughter, Natasha Sutton Williams, said the Oscar-winning artist died from
 
cancer at his home in Bristol, England on Friday.

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AD CAMPAIGN BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1944

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Smokey Bear is an campaign and advertising icon created by the  
U.S.
Forest Service with artist Albert Staehle (below). In the Wildfire
Prevention Campaign, which is the longest-running public service 
announcement (PSA) campaign in United States history.

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Albert Staehle  (1899 – 1974)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ED DANAHUE

1954 Topps #128 Hank Aaron rookie card

Atlanta Stadium, April 8, 1974: Hank Aaron slams his 715th home run over the fence and into history.
Hank Aaron slams his 715th home run over the fence and
into the history books.

April 8, 1974: Hank Aaron watches his 715th career home run sail over the outfield fence, breaking the record set by Babe Ruth in 1935.

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Hank Aaron displays his 715th home run ball, the ball that
broke Babe Ruth’s famed home run record.

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Henry Louis Aaron (nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin’ Hank")
turned 85 on February 5th.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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MIKE  GRACIA

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The 13-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended 
on this day in 1836. The Mexican army of about four thousand men 
under President General Santa Anna defeated 189
Texas
volunteers fighting for independence from Mexico.

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Rob Reiner (Robert Norman Reiner) is 72 years-old today.

Actor and director Rob Reiner is known especially for his role as
Michael (“Meathead”) Stivic in the CBS television series
All in the
Family
(1971–79) and for his direction of such culturally resonant
films as This Is Spinal Tap (1984), The Princess Bride (1987), When
Harry Met Sally…
(1989), and A Few Good Men (1992).

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)

George Washington, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States,
served as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the
Revolutionary War, then was inaugurated as the first U.S. President
on April 30, 1789.

Washington’s legacy as a commander at Valley Forge, Yorktown, and
Boston was honored in 1917 when an asteroid was named after him:
the 886 Washingtonia asteroid.


General George Washington (left) and French military leader Marquis
de Lafayette at
Valley Forge during the winter of 1777–78 (AP)

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Washington praying at Valley Forge.

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A reproduction of Emanuel Leutze’s 1851 oil painting ‘Washington Crossing the Delaware." (Associated Press)


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