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THE NATION PAYS IT’S FINAL TRIBUTE ~

President John F. Kennedy lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
President John F. Kennedy lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
(November 24-25, 1963)

Caroline and Jackie Kennedy kneel at coffin in the Capitol rotunda.

Jacqueline Kennedy kisses the casket of her husband in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol asdaughter Caroline kneels alongside.
Jacqueline Kennedy kisses the casket of her husband in the rotunda
of the U.S. Capitol as daughter Caroline kneels alongside. (AP)

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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 80

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Michael John Pollard (Michael John Pollack Jr.)
(May 30, 1939 – November 21, 2019)

(Variety) – Academy Award nominee Michael J. Pollard, known
for his roles in
Bonnie and Clyde and “House of 1000 Corpses,”
has died from cardiac arrest .

“House of 1000 Corpses” director Rob Zombie broke the news on
Facebook
early Friday morning. More recently, Pollard starred in
Zombie’s 2003 cult film “House of 1000 Corpses.” His last role was
“The Woods” in 2012.

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Michael J. Pollard

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SHIRLEY SMITH

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Thomas A. Edison announced he had devised a method to record
sound with the invention of his phonograph on this day in 1877. It ushered in a new era of music and spoken word.

I want a phonograph in every home...
 

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MURDER/SUICIDE WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1978

Dead bodies lie around the compound of the People's Temple cult November 18, 1978 after the over 900 members of the cult, led by Reverend Jim Jones, inset. Photos / Getty Images, AP
Dead bodies lie around the compound of the People’s Temple cult.          


On November 18, 1978, a charismatic Peoples Temple founder
Jim Jones 
(inert) lead hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their
agricultural commune in a remote part of the South American nation of
Guyana. Many of Jones’ followers willingly ingested a poison-laced punch
while others were forced
 to do so at gunpoint. The final death toll at the
compound that day was 909; a third of those who perished were children.

Bodies lie behind a tub of cyanide-laced punch November 18, 1978 in Jonestown, Guyana. Photo / Getty Images
Bodies lie behind a tub of cyanide-laced punch in Jonestown,
Guyana.

Reverend Jim Jones and his wife, Marceline, taken from a pink photo album left behind in the village in Jonestown, Guyana. Photo / Getty Images
Reverend Jim Jones and his wife, Marceline, taken from a photo
album left behind in the village in Jonestown, Guyana.

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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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