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CLASSIC NOVEL PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1851

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Moby-Dick is now considered a great classic of American literature and
contains one of the most famous opening lines in fiction: “Call me Ishmael.” Initially, though, the book about Captain Ahab and his quest to catch a giant
white whale was a flop.

Its author, Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819. As a young
man, he spent time in the merchant marines, the U.S. Navy and on a whaling
ship in the South Seas. In 1846, he published his first novel, Typee, a
romantic adventure based on his experiences in Polynesia. The book was
a success and a sequel, Omoo, was published in 1847. Three more novels
followed, with mixed critical and commercial results.
 

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Herman Melville (Melvill) (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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William Oliver Stone is 73 years old  today.

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 1991


JFK
was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including
Best Picture, Best Director for Stone and Best Supporting
Actor
for Jones and won two for Best Cinematography and 
Best Film Editing. It was the most successful of three films 
Stone made about American presidents, followed by Nixon
(1995) with
Anthony Hopkins in the title role and W. (2008)
with
Josh Brolin as George W. Bush.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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A Black September terrorist looks from the balcony of an apartment where Israeli Olympic team members are held hostage.

The Munich massacre on this day in 1972 was an attack during the 1972
Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, in which the Palestinian
terrorist group Black September took eleven Israeli Olympic team
members hostage and killed them along with a West German police
officer.

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MOTION PICTURE OPENED ON DAY IN 1939

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The Wizard of Oz, which became one of the best-loved movies in history, 
opened in theaters around the United States.

Based on the 1900 children’s novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L.
Frank Baum (1856-1919), the film starred Judy Garland as the young
Kansas farm girl Dorothy.   

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CAMILLE
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Retired actor Charles Robert Redford Jr. is 83 today.

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