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ON DISPLAY AT THE BUDDY HOLLY MUSEUM

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the glasses rock legend Buddy Holly was wearing when his plane crashed February 3, 1959.

The Day the Music Died: 60 years since that fateful plane crash, Buddy  Holly's rock'n'roll legacy lives on | The Independent | The Independent

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From left:The Big Bopper,Richi Valens and
Buddy Holly, February 2nd, 1959.


The crash site on February 3, 1959.

The Buddy Holly Center announces 2021 Summer Showcase Concert Series Line-up
The Buddy Holly Center in Lubbock, Texas.

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ICONIC EARS TO JOIN MUSEUM COLLECTION

Leonard Nimoy's Spock ear tips

 

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Yoda’s ears in Star Wars. Elvish ears in the
Lord of the Rings trilogy. Sci-fi and fantasy films over the years have
had their fair share of recognizable auricles.

The most famous of all of them will be on display in Washington,
D.C. next year: prosthetic ears made for Mr. Spock (above).

Adam and Julie Nimoy, children of Leonard Nimoy, who played
Spock in the Star Trek franchise for decades, donated the ears
to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum Wednesday.

 

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Leonard Nimoy as Spock on “Star Trek”.

Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek' star, dies at 83 | EW.com
Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015)

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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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