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National Medal of Honor Day on March 25th recognizes all Medal
of Honor recipients. On March 25, 1863, Secretary of War, Edwin
Stanton presented the first Medals of Honor (Army) to six members
of “Andrews Raiders” for their volunteering and participation
during an American Civil War raid in April of 1862.

[chicagogram] Let us never forget the men and women who lost their lives or those who put their lives on the line to help others 11 years ago today. #911 #neverforget #america #americanflag #american #flag

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COUNTRY MUSIC SUPERSTAR IS DEAD AT 81

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Kenneth Ray Rogers (August 21, 1938 – March 20, 2020)

Longtime legend of country music, Kenny Rogers, died peacefully
under hospice care at his home in Sandy Springs, Georgia. A
representative for the singer said in a statement, due to the
national COVID-19  emergency, the family is planning a small
private service at this time with a public memorial planned
for a later date.

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FORMER TV STAR DIED TODAY AT AGE 84

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Lyle Wesley Waggoner[ ( April 13, 1935 — March 17, 2020)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lyle Waggoner, who used his good looks
to comic effect on "The Carol Burnett Show," partnered with a
superhero on "Wonder Woman" and was the first centerfold for
Playgirl magazine died Tuesday.

According to a family statement, Waggoner, who was battling
cancer,
died peacefully Tuesday at his Los Angeles-area home
with his wife
of 60 years, Sharon, at his side. 

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The Carol Burnett Show cast members from left: Tim
Conway, Harvey Korman, Carol Burnett, Lyle Waggoner, 
and Vicki  Lawrence.

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Lyle Waggoner with  Lynda Carter

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From 1975 to 1979 on CBS television.

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POPULAR ACTOR HAS DIED AT 92

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Stuart Maxwell Whitman (February 1, 1928 – March 16, 2020)


NEW YORK (AP) — Stuart Whitman, a prolific lead and character actor
who appeared in hundreds of film and television productions and
received an Oscar nomination as a pedophile in the 1961 drama
"The Mark," has died.

Whitman died Monday in Montecito, California. His son Justin
Whitman said that he died of natural causes.

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Cimarron Strip
is
Western television series
starring
Stuart Whitman as Marshal Jim
Crown. The series was produced by the
creators of Gunsmoke and aired on
CBS
from September 1967 to March 1968.

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DOLL MADE ITS DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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On March 9, 1959, the first Barbie doll went on display at the American Toy
Fair in New York City.

Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the first mass-
produced toy doll in the United States with adult features. The woman
behind Barbie was Ruth Handler (below), who co-founded Mattel, Inc. with
her husband in 1945. After seeing her young daughter ignore her baby dolls
to play make-believe with paper dolls of adult women, Handler realized there
was an important niche in the market for a toy that allowed little girls to
imagine the future.

Barbie’s appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, based on a German
comic strip character.

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Mattell founders Ruth and Elliot Handler with a Barbie doll.

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Ruth Marianna Handler(Mosko)
(November 4, 1916 – April 27, 2002)


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