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MOVIE OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1975

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, a film about a group of patients at a
mental institution, opened in theaters on this day in 1975. Directed by
Milos Forman and based on a 1962 novel of the same name by Ken
Kesey, the film starred Jack Nicholson and was co-produced by the
actor Michael Douglas. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest went on to
become the first film in four decades to win in all five of the major
Academy Award categories: Best Actor (Nicholson’s first win), Best
Actress (Louise Fletcher, who played Nurse Ratchet), Best Director,
Best Screenplay (Adapted) and Best Picture.

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Louise Fletcher as Nurse Frida Ratchet.


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Oregon State Psychiatric Hospital, now a museum in Salem, was
the setting for the movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”.

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ROSETTA STONE FOUND ON THIS DAY IN 1799

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On this day in 1799, during Napoleon Bonaparte’s Egyptian campaign, a
French soldier discovers a black basalt slab inscribed with ancient writing
near the town of Rosetta, about 35 miles north of Alexandria. The irregularly
shaped stone contained fragments of passages written in 3 different scripts:
Greek, Egyptian hieroglyphics and Egyptian demotic. The ancient Greek on
the Rosetta Stone told archaeologists that it was inscribed by priests
honoring the king of Egypt, Ptolemy V, in the second century B.C. More
startlingly, the Greek passage announced that the three scripts were all of
identical meaning. The artifact thus held the key to solving the riddle of hieroglyphics, a written language that had been “dead” for nearly 2,000
years.

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The Rosetta Stone on display in The British Museum.

"Lithograph image depicting a group of scholars (mostly male, with the occasional female also in attendance), dressed in Victorian garb, inspecting the Rosetta Stone in a large room with other antiquities visible in the background"
"Lithograph image depicting a group of scholars inspecting the
Rosetta Stone during the
Second International Congress of
Orientalists
, 1874.

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STAMP WILL HONOR FORMER PRESIDENT

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The United States Postal Service announced that it is issuing a new commemorative stamp honoring the late President George H. W. Bush.

The stamp, which is now available for pre-order, will be available for
delivery following a first-day-of-issue ceremony, which will be held on
Bush’s birthday, June 12, at the
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
and Museum (shown below). Bush died November 30, 2018 at the age
of 94.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into the nation’s territorial waters on a
spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.

The Pueblo’s mission began in early January, 1968, when the crew
set off from the U.S. Navy base on Yokosuka, Japan with orders to conduct surveillance on Soviet Navy and North Korean signal and electronic intelligence activity.

Pueblo, is still being held by North Korea today, officially remains
a
commissioned vessel of the United States Navy. Since early 2013,
the ship has been
moored along the Potong River in Pyongyang, and       
used there as a museum ship at the Pyongyang Victorious War
Museum
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The captured crew (above) were beaten and nearly starved in the
incident that almost led to another war.

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Pueblo on display in North Korea, 2012.

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North Koreans raise their fists during a rally in 2010 in front of the
U.S. Navy spy ship Pueblo.

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On this day in 1977, the TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel. Roots received 37 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It also won a
Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented
Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third-highest-rated episode for any type of television series, and the
second-most watched overall series finale in U.S. television
history.


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LeVar Burton as Kunta Kinte, a warrior of the Mandinka people
in Gambia who is captured by slavers and taken to Annapolis,
Md.

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)


Television host, comedian, writer, and producer Johnny Carson was 
best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962–1992) on NBC. Carson received six
Emmy Awards, the Television
Academy
‘s 1980 Governor’s Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was
inducted into the
Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987 awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center
Honor
in 1993.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declared war on the United States on
this day in 1941. The
U.S
in turn declared war on the two countries.

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The series Magnum, P.I. ran from this day in 1980 to 1988 during
its first-run broadcast on the CBS television network.  According
to the
Nielsen ratings
, the series consistently ranked in the top
twenty TV programs during the first five years of its original run.


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The cast from left: Tom Selleck, Larry Manetti, John Hillerman, and
Roger E, Mosley.

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A 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi, driven by Tom Selleck and Larry Manetti in
TV series "Magnum P.I." is on display in the Petersen Automotive Museum.

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Thomas William Selleck turned 73 January 29.

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