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FIRST MARVEL COMIC BOOK SELLS BIG!

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DALLAS (AP) — A rare near-mint condition copy of the first Marvel
Comics
comic book has sold at auction in Dallas for $1.26 million.

Heritage Auctions says the Marvel Comics No. 1 from 1939 sold
Thursday. Heritage says the buyer wished to remain anonymous.

Ed Jaster, senior vice president at Heritage, calls it "a historic copy
of a historic comic book." The issue features the first appearances
of characters such as the Human Torch, Ka-Zar, Angel and the Sub-
Mariner.

Heritage says the comic book was first purchased at a newsstand
by a Uniontown, Pennsylvania, mail carrier who made a practice of
buying the first issue of comic books and magazines. Jaster says
that since then, the issue has only changed owners a handful of
times.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Jodie Foster in "Courtship of Eddie’s Father”, 1969.

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Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is 57 today.

Actress, director, and producer Jodie Foster has received
two
Academy Awards, three British Academy Film Awards,
two
Golden Globe Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award
along with a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for
her work as a director.

Foster began her professional career as a child model when
she was three years old, and she made her acting debut in
1968 in the television sitcom Mayberry R.F.D. In the late
1960s and early 1970s (below).

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Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver (1976).
Jodie Foster in Taxi Driver (1976).

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Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins in
The Silence of the Lambs (1991).


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October 14, 1991

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TELEVISION JOURNALIST TURNED 49 TODAY

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                                                 Megyn Marie Kelly
   

Journalist and former corporate defense attorney Megyn Kelly was a anchor
at
Fox News from 2004 to 2017, and a talk show host and news correspondent
with
NBC News from 2017 to 2018.

Fox News host Megyn Kelly is known for her work on America Live and
America’s Newsroom. She hosted The Kelly File from 9 to 10 p.m. EST on weekdays. She began hosting Megyn Kelly Today on NBC in 2017.

Kelly played field hockey, basketball, and was a cheerleader in high school.

She practiced law for nearly a decade before finding success in broadcast journalism.

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February, 2016

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

    
    
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President Richard M. Nixon told an Associated Press managing editors
meeting  in Orlando,
FL, "people have got to know whether or not their
president
 is a crook. Well, I’m not a crook."     


     

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LAST SURVIVOR OF HINDENBURG DIES AT 90

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(CNN) — The last survivor of the Hindenburg airship disaster, Werner Gustav Doehner (shown below) has died from complications of pneumonia.

According to his family, Doehner passed away at a hospital in Laconia, New Hampshire, on November 8.  

Werner Doehner was 8 years old (below) on May 6, 1937, when the infamous
airship went up in flames and crashed in Lakehurst, New Jersey, killing 36
people. Doehner’s sister and father were among them. Sixty-two people
survived.

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Werner G. Doehner

Fifteen storeys tall ... navy crewmen are seen running from the crashing Zeppelin in 1937.
Navy crewmen are seen running from the crashing Zeppelin in 1937.

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An injured survivor of the Hindenburg disaster calmly smokes a
cigarette as he is moved to a hospital from the field at Lakehurst,
New Jersey.

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Another survivor is led away from the burning
gondola of the Hindenburg.

Iconic ... the disaster was captured by waiting photographers, film crews and a radio broadcaster on the ground.

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