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SANDY KOZEL

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Reba Nell McEntire is 64 years young today.


Reba McEntire is a country singer and actress known as
‘The Queen of Country’. Some of her well-known songs
include How Blue and Somebody Should Leave. She is
one of the best-selling artists of all time.

She started her musical career performing with her family
singing group. While in college, she was hired to perform
the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma
City. It was during this performance that her talent was
spotted by country artist Red Steagall who helped her
sign a recording contract with Mercury Records.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Diana Ross is 75 years young today.

Motown singer Diana Ross gained fame as a member of The
Supremes
and who later won a Golden Globe for her role as
Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues in 1972. She starred in
the 1978 film The Wiz with Michael Jackson

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 44 BC, the assassination of Roman Emperor Julius
Caesar by many high ranking Roman Senators. The day is known 
as the "Ides of March."
 


A marble bust of Julius Caesar.

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On this day in 1956, the Lerner and Loewe musical
"My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway.

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Composer Frederick Loewe, left, and
lyricist Alan Jay Lerner, right.

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The ballroom scene.

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MIKE GRACIA



The New York "Lantern" newspaper published the first "Uncle Sam cartoon" on this day in 1852 and quickly became the symbol of the
United States. The editorial cartoon, “Raising the Wind; or, Both
Sides of the Story,” was drawn by Frank Henry Bellew (below). It
was used in criticizing U.S. policies on shipping.

 

Frank Henry Temple Bellew
(April 18, 1828 – June 29, 1888)

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The Dunblane school massacre took place at Dunblane Primary School (above) near Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, on 13 March 1996, when Thomas Hamilton shot 16 children and one teacher dead before killing himself. It remains the deadliest mass shooting in British history
                                                                                                                                              

Public debate about the killings centered on gun control laws, including public petitions calling for a ban on private ownership of handguns and an official
inquiry, which produced the 1996
Cullen Reports. In response to this debate,
two new Firearms Acts were passed, which outlawed private ownership of
most handguns in
Great Britain.

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Thomas Watt Hamilton  (May 10, 1952 – March 13, 1996)


A memorial at the Dunblane primary school in Scotland, where a 43-
year-old former shopkeeper with four handguns stormed the school
gymnasium.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt
presented his first presidential address to the nation. It was the first of the "Fireside
Chats." He used the informal radio addresses to explain his policies
to the American public.

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The Girl Scout organization was founded on this day in 1912 by 
Juliette Gordon Low (above) (1860-1927). The original name was 
Girl Guides.

A meeting in 1912 with Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of
Boy Scouts, inspired Juliette to establish Girl Scouts that same
year. The first gathering was a small troop of 18 culturally and
ethnically diverse girls. The organization serves millions of girl
members today.

 

 

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