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PAINTER CUT HIS EAR ON THIS DAY IN 1888

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Vincent Van Gogh (1853 – 1890)  Painting by Australian artist John Russell.          

On December 23, 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from
severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor    
while staying in Arles, France.  He later documented the event in a
painting titled Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear. Today, Van Gogh is
regarded as an artistic genius and his masterpieces sell for record-
breaking prices; however, during his lifetime, he was a poster boy
for tortured starving artists and sold only one painting.
    


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A self-portrait by Vincent van Gogh with a bandaged ear. On
display in the
en:Courtauld Gallery.

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Still Life with Open Bible, Extinguished Candle and Novel also Still
Life with Bible
, 1885.

An expansive painting of a wheatfield, with a footpath going through the centre underneath dark and forbidding skies, through which a flock of black crows fly.
Wheatfield with Crows, 1890.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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From left: John  Lennon and Paul McCartney.


The front-page headline of the Liverpool Evening Express on July 6, 1957,
read “MERSEYSIDE SIZZLES,” in reference to the heat wave then gripping
not just northern England, but all of Europe. The same headline could well
have been used over a story that received no coverage at all that day: The
story of the first encounter between two Liverpool teenagers named John
Lennon and Paul McCartney. Like the personal and professional relationship
it would lead to, their historic first meeting was a highly charged combination
of excitement, rivalry and mutual respect.

It’s easy to assume that John and Paul would eventually have met on some
other day had a mutual friend not chosen that hot and humid Saturday to
make the introduction. But as much as they had in common, the two boys
lived in different neighborhoods, went to different schools and were nearly
two years apart in age.

Only John was scheduled to perform publicly on July 6, 1957. The occasion
was the annual Woolton Parish Church Garden Fete, a parade and outdoor
fair at which John and his Quarrymen Skiffle Group had been invited to play.

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The Beatles - Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John LennonThe Beatles at the BBC Studios, London, Britain - 1963

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BRIAN THOMAS

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It was on this day in 1959.


(NOTE) Holly’s mother and his widow both learned he had died from
the news. Ever since, police departments have made it a policy not
to release a victim’s name until their family has been notified.

 

Buddy Holly
A 1947 Beechcraft Bonanza (Model 35), similar to the aircraft that crashed.

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Gull Avenue, Crash site is located west of intersection of 315th Street and Gull Avenue., Clear Lake, IA.

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Former KGW radio D.J. Red Robinson (left) and Buddy Holly.

     
       
       

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1984, President Ronald Reagan was preparing for his weekly radio broadcast when, during testing of the microphone, the President said of the Soviet Union, "My fellow Americans, I am
pleased to tell you that I just signed legislation that would outlaw
Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes."

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In Bloomington, MN, the Mall of America opened on this day in 1992. It
was the largest shopping mall in the
United States.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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England’s Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married on
this day in 1981.

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Italy’s leader of the National Fascist Party, Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (July 29, 1883 – April 28, 1945).

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From left: Benito Mussolini with the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf
Hitler.
  

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by the U.S. Congress. President Dwight Eisenhower
(center) signed an act creating the agency on this day in 1958.

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Vincent Van Gogh died on this day in 1890.

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Self Portrait of Vincent van Gogh.

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