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THE MAYFLOWER DEPARTED ON THIS DAY IN 1620

Find out about when the Mayflower set sail 400 years ago | Daily Echo

The Mayflower sailed from Plymouth, England, bound for the
Americas with 102 passengers. The ship was headed for
Virginia,
where the colonists, half religious dissenters and half entrepreneurs. had
had been authorized to settle by the British crown. However, stormy
weather and navigational errors forced the Mayflower off course,
and on November 21 the “Pilgrims”
reached Massachusetts, where
they founded the
first permanent European settlement in New
England in late December.

 

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HER SKIRT WAS BLOWN UP ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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The famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is
blown up by the blast from a subway vent, was shot during the
filming of The Seven Year Itch. The scene infuriated her husband,
Joe DiMaggio, who felt it was exhibitionist, and the couple
divorced shortly afterward.

According to Marilyn Monroe: The Private life of a Public
Icon
, the Hollywood bombshell loved filming the scene.

 

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Tom Ewell and Marilyn Monroe in a scene from the movie
The Seven Year Itch.

 

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Marilyn and Joe at the premiere for The Seven Year Itch.

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CHAMPIONSHIP WON ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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Muhammad Ali (right) wins his third heavyweight crown by defeating Leon Spinks.

 

On September 15, 1978, boxer Muhammad Ali defeated Leon Spinks
at the
Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans to win the world heavyweight boxing title for the third time in his career, the first
fighter ever to do so. Following his victory, Ali retired from boxing,
only to make a brief comeback two years later. Ali, who once
claimed he could “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” left the s
port permanently in 1981.

 

Super 70s Sports på Twitter: "Today in 1978, Muhammad Ali defeats Leon Spinks in their rematch to become the first three-time heavyweight champion.… https://t.co/5fE8MxjNzJ"

 

SI Vault: Ali a champ again after beating confused Spinks - Sports Illustrated

 


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COMEDIAN HAS LOST FIGHT WITH CANCER

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Norman Gene Macdonald (October 17, 1959 – September 14, 2021)

(FOX NEWS) – Fox News has confirmed, Norm Macdonald, known
for his time on “
Saturday Night Live,” has died, He was 61 years
old.

According to Deadline, the comedian had been privately battling
cancer for nine years.

Macdonald’s longtime producing partner and friend Lori Jo
Hoekstra was reportedly at his side when he passed.

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“WALK DON’T RUN” WITH GENERAL BABBITT

George T. Babbitt Jr. - Wikipedia

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General George T. Babbitt (81) is a retired
United States Air Force
four-star general who served as Commander,
Air Force Materiel Command (COMAFMC), from 1997 to 2000.

As a teenager in the late 1950s, Babbitt joined the Ventures rock
group, replacing the original drummer, Skip Moore. Just before
the band gained fame with their huge hit "Walk Don’t Run" in
1960, Babbitt had to drop out because he was not old enough to
play the nightclubs and bars the band was beginning to work in.

Babbitt was commissioned in 1965 through the Reserve Officer
Training Corps
program at the University of Washington. He
trained as an aircraft maintenance officer and served as officer
in charge of fighter flight lines in the United States, the Pacific
and Europe.

He twice commanded aircraft maintenance squadrons and was
deputy commander for maintenance of a European F-15 wing.

Prior to assuming command of Air Force Materiel Command,
Babbitt was director of the Defense Logistics Agency at
Fort
Belvoir
, Virginia. (Wikipedia)

1998.March 1st. Walk Don't Run with General George Babbitt - YouTube

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