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Happy Birthday, Marine Corps! - Civil Air Patrol PA Squadron 1007

The Marine Corps was founded November 10, 1775 to serve as an infantry unit aboard naval vessels and was responsible for the
security of the ship and its crew by conducting offensive and
defensive combat during
boarding actions and defending the
ship’s officers from
mutiny. As of 2017, the USMC has around
182,000 active duty members and some 38,500 personnel in
reserve
.

U. S. Marine Corps - U S M C Eagle Globe and Anchor over American Flag.  Greeting Card for Sale by Serge Averbukh
Semper fidelis ("always faithful")

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THE GREEN MAN IS 69 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Louis Jude Ferrigno Sr.

      

Famous bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno is known for playing The
Incredible Hulk
on the TV series. His other notable films
include Sinbad of the Seven Seas and Hercules (below).        

While in high school, he studied metal working. He became
a bodybuilder champion before pursuing a career in acting.

Due to ear infections suffered soon after birth, Ferrigno lost
75 to 80% of his hearing and has been using hearing aids
since the age of five.

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1989

Amazon.com: Hercules / The Adventures of Hercules (Double Feature): Lou  Ferrigno, Milly Carlucci, Sonia Viviani, William Berger, Carla Ferrigno,  Claudio Cassinelli, Ferdinando Poggi, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Venantino  Venantini, Laura Lenzi, Margit Evelyn
1983

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Original CBS-TV release, November 4, 2977 – May 12, 1982

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GAME SHOW HOST HAS DIED AT 80

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George Alexander Trebek (July 22, 1940 – November 8, 2020)


(FoxNews) – “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek died early Sunday
after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The show made the
announcement of his death at his home where he was
surrounded by his family.

On March 6, 2019, Trebek announced that he had been
diagnosed with
stage IV pancreatic cancer.

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MR. MALAPROPISMS HAS DIED AT 93

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Norman Lawrence Crosby (September 15, 1927 – November 7, 2020)

Norm Crosby was a comedian sometimes associated with the
Borscht Belt who often appeared on television in the 1970s. He
is known for his use of
malapropisms
and is often called “The
Master of Malaprop”. Crosby died of heart failure at his home
in Los Angeles, California.

 

 

 

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TOY HALL OF FAME HAS A NEW INDUCTEE

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Baby Nancy, the first Black baby doll to have an
Afro and other authentic features, was inducted into the
National Toy Hall
of Fame on Thursday, along with sidewalk chalk and the wooden block
game Jenga.

The 2020 honorees were recognized for their creativity and popularity over
time.

They were chosen by a panel of experts from among 12 finalists that also
included bingo, Breyer Horses, Lite-Brite, Masters of the Universe, My
Little Pony , Risk, Sorry!, Tamagotchi, and Yahtzee.

Baby Nancy was the inaugural doll for Shindana Toys, a California company launched in 1968 by Operation Bootstrap Inc., the not-for-profit Black
community self-help organization that emerged in the aftermath of the
Watts riots in Los Angeles.

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