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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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William (Billy) Martin Joel is 73 years old today.      
  

Billy Joel, nicknamed the "Piano Man" after his first single and
signature song of the same name
as well as the similarly named
1973 album, he has led a commercially successful career as a
solo artist since the 1970s, having released 12 studio albums
from 1971 to 1993 as well as one studio album in 2001.

He is one of the best-selling music artists of all time, as well as 
the seventh-best-selling recording artist and the fourth-best-
selling solo artist in the
U.S.
with over 160 million records sold
worldwide. His 1985 compilation album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2,
is one of the
best-selling albums in the United States.
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Tammy Wynette (Virginia Wynette Pugh)
(May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998)


Tammy Waynette was one of country music’s best-
known artists and biggest-selling female singers
during the late 1960s and first half of the 1970s.

Wynette charted 20 number-one songs on the
Billboard Country Chart. She is credited with
having defined the role of women in country
music during the 1970s.

Tammy died on April 6, 1998, at the age of 55
while sleeping on her couch in her
Nashville,
Tennessee
, home. Her doctor from said she
died of a
blood clot in her lung.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1953

May 29, 1953 – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay Become the ...

At 11:30 a.m. on May 29, 1953, Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing
Norgay, a Sherpa of Nepal, become the first explorers to reach the summit
of Mount Everest, which at 29,035 feet above sea level is the highest point
on earth. The two, part of a British expedition, made their final assault on
the summit after spending a fitful night at 27,900 feet. News of their
achievement broke around the world on June 2, the day of
Queen Elizabeth
II’s coronation
, and Britons hailed it as a good omen for their country’s
future.

29th May 1953: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquer Mount ...

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NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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JOHN BELMONT

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On this day in 1963, President Johnson named a commission headed
by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of
President John F.
Kennedy
.

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Warren Commission
Members of the Warren Commission present their report to President
Lyndon Johnson (fourth from right).

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President John F. Kennedy(left) with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie, riding in the presidential limousine, minutes before the assassination.

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The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy
Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd (below) on this day in 1929.

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Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr.
(October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957)

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Medal of Honor
                            Medal of Honor

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NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1994, Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer,
was clubbed to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.

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The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM on this day
in 1925.

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The WSM broadcast Tower in Brentwood, TN.

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George D. Hay, original announcer of WSM’s "Barn
Dance" and later "The Grand Ole Opry," known to
his listeners as "The Solemn Old Judge."

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Uncle Jimmy Thompson (80) was the first performer on a new
show called "The WSM Barn Dance."

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