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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE
   

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Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface. 

On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Commander Neil Armstrong and 
lunar Module pilot Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk
on the moon.  

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First footprint on the Moon (left) was that of astronaut Neil
Armstrong (right).

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Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Jr. poses for a photograph beside the U.S. flag.
(Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP)

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DRUMMER RINGO STARR IS 79 TODAY

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Ringo Starr (Sir Richard Starkey)


English musician, singer, songwriter Ringo Starr gained worldwide fame as
the drummer for
the Beatles. He occasionally sang lead vocals with the group, usually for one song on each album, including "With a Little Help from My
Friends
", "Yellow Submarine", "Good Night", and their cover of "Act Naturally".
   

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A BOSSA NOVA PIONEER HAS DIED AT 88

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João Gilberto(Prado Pereira de Oliveira) (June 10, 1931 – July 6, 2019)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Gilberto, a Brazilian singer, guitarist and
songwriter considered one of the fathers of the bossa nova genre that
gained global popularity in the 1960s and became an iconic sound of
the South American nation, died Saturday. Journalist and bossa nova
scholar Ruy Castro called the death of Gilberto a "monumental" loss.

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BEACH BOY MUSICIAN IS 77 TODAY

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Bruce Arthur Johnston (Benjamin Baldwin)

Singer, musician, songwriter, and record producer Bruch Johnston is best known as a member of the Beach Boys. In 1965, Johnston
joined the band for live performances, filling in for the group’s co-founder
Brian Wilson, who had quit touring in order to spend more
time in the studio. Johnston then became a contributing member
on subsequent albums.

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The Beach Boys today from left: Bruch Johnston, Al Jardine, Brian
Wilson, Mike Love and David Marks.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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In New York on this day in 2002, a ceremony was held to officially
mark the end of the clean up from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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