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ACTOR FRED WARD HAS DIED AT AGE 79

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Freddie Joe Ward (December 30, 1942 – May 8, 2022)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fred Ward, a veteran actor who brought a
gruff tenderness to tough-guy roles in such films as "The Right
Stuff," "The Player" and "Tremors," has died.

Ward died Sunday, his publicist Ron Hofmann said Friday. No
cause or place of death was disclosed per the family’s wishes.

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SINGER STEVIE WONDER IS 72 TODAY

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Blind since shortly after his birth, Stevie Wonder was a child
prodigy
who signed with Motown‘s Tamla label at the age of
11, where he was given the professional name Little Stevie
Wonder. In 1963, the single
"
Fingertips" was a number-one
hit on the
Billboard Hot 100 when Wonder was 13, making
him the
youngest artist ever to top the chart.

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Stevie Wonder (Stevland Hardaway Morris) 

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REVOLUTION BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1775

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April 19, 1775: At about 5 a.m., 700 British troops, on a mission to capture Patriot leaders and seize a Patriot arsenal, march into
Lexington to find 77 armed minutemen under Captain John Parker waiting for them on the town’s common green. British Major John Pitcairn ordered the outnumbered Patriots to disperse, and after a moment’s hesitation the Americans began to drift off the green. Suddenly, a shot was fired from an undetermined gun, and a cloud
of musket smoke soon covered the green. When the brief Battle of Lexington ended, eight Americans lay dead or dying and 10 others
were wounded. Only one British soldier was injured, but the
American Revolution had begun.

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John Parker
(July 13, 1729 – September 17, 1775)

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Battle of Lexington State Historic Site today.

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COUNTRY MUSIC STAR IS 67 YEARS YOUNG

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Reba Nell McEntire is a country music singer and actress. She is
often referred to as
"
the Queen of Country and has sold more
than 75 million records worldwide. Since the 1970s, McEntire has
placed over 100 singles on the Billboard
Hot Country Songs chart,
25 of which reached number one.

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THEY WERE A GIFT FROM THE JAPANESE

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March 27, 1912: In Washington, D.C., Helen Taft, wife of President
William Taft, and the Viscountess Chinda, wife of the Japanese ambassador, planted two Yoshino cherry trees on the northern
bank of the Potomac River, near the Jefferson Memorial.

The event was held in celebration of a gift, by the Japanese
government, of  3,020 cherry trees to the U.S. government.

The planting of Japanese cherry trees along the Potomac was
first proposed by socialite Eliza Scidmore, who raised money
for the endeavor. Helen

Taft had lived in Japan while her husband was president of the
Philippine Commission, and knowing the beauty of cherry
blossoms she embraced Scidmore’s idea. After learning of
the first lady’s interest, the Japanese consul in
New York
suggested making a gift of the trees to the U.S. government
from the city of Tokyo.

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Helen Louise Taft (
née Herron; June 2, 1861 – May 22, 1943)

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