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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ED DANAHUE

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Sofia Loren is 88 years young today.

As of 2022, Loren is one of the last surviving major
stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema and
is the only remaining living person on AFI ‘s list.

Encouraged to enroll in acting lessons after entering
a beauty pageant, Loren began her film career at age
sixteen in 1950.

Loren’s performance as Cesira in the film Two Women
(1961) directed by
Vittorio De Sica won her the Academy
Award for Best Actress
, making her the first actor to win
an Oscar for a non-English-language performance.

She holds the record for having earned seven David
di Donatello Awards
for Best Actress. She has won
five special
Golden Globes (including the Cecil B.
DeMille Award
), a BAFTA Award, a Laurel Award, a
Grammy Award, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the
Venice Film Festival and the Best Actress Award at the
Cannes Film Festival. In 1991, she received the Academy
Honorary Award
for lifetime achievements.

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Tony Bennett Rare Photos: See How He Got His Start | Time

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Singer Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is
96 today.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Woodrow Wilson before Congress in 1917.

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson
(December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924)

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FAMOUS SEARCH BEGAN ON THIS DAY ~ 1871

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An illustration depicts the famous meeting of Livingston and Stanley at Ujiji, Lake Tanganyika in Africa.  

Journalist Henry Morton Stanley began his famous search through
Africa for the missing British explorer and Scottish physician, Dr.
David Livingstone (below).

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Sir Henry Morton Stanley
(John Rowlands)
(28 January 1841 – 10 May 1904)

David Livingstone: The boy from Blantyre who became an African legend |  Scotland.org
David Livingstone
(19 March 1813 – 1 May 1873)

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Ferdinand Magellan  (February 4, 1480 – April 27, 1521)

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After sailing through the dangerous straits below South America
that now bear his name, Portuguese navigator
Ferdinand Magellan entered the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first
European explorer to reach the Pacific from the Atlantic.

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