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MOVIE ICON IS 103 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch) 


The retired actor, producer, director and author
is one of the last surviving
stars
of the film industry’s Golden Age.

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1960

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MONUMENT COMPLETED ON THIS DAY~1884

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Workers set the capstone on top of the Washington Monument on
Dec. 6, 1884.

On this day in 1884, in Washington, D.C., workers (above) place a nine-inch aluminum pyramid atop a tower of white marble, completing the construction
of an impressive monument to the city’s namesake and the nation’s first
president,
George Washington. As early as 1783, the infant U.S. Congress
decided that a statue of George Washington, the great Revolutionary War
general, should be placed near the site of the new Congressional building, wherever it might be. After then-President Washington asked him to lay out
a new federal capital on the Potomac River in 1791, architect Pierre L’Enfant
left a place for the statue at the western end of the sweeping National Mall
(near the monument’s present location).

It wasn’t until 1832, however–33 years after Washington’s death–that anyone
really did anything about the monument. That year, a private Washington
National Monument Society was formed. After holding a design competition
and choosing an elaborate Greek temple-like design by architect Robert Mills,
the society began a fundraising drive to raise money for the statue’s
construction.

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The Washington Monument is under construction in 1859 in
Washington D.C.


The Washington Monument in 1888, the year it was
open to the public.

Washington Monument in Washington DC, United States
The Monument reopened to the public in September after a three-
year closure for elevator repairs and other updates.

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‘’THE DUDE’’ IS 70 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Actor Jeff Bridges, Golden Globe winner

Actor Jeff Bridges starred as Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski in the 1998 cult
classic
The Big Lebowski and earned an Academy Award for Best Actor
for his portrayal of Otis "Bad" Blake in the 2009 film Crazy Heart. He also
received Academy Award nominations for his roles in The Contender
(2000) Starman (1984) Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)
True Grit (2010) 
Hell or High Water (2016) and The Last Picture Show (1971). He made his
television debut on the
Syndicated series Sea Hunt. 

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Jeff Bridges with his father Lloyd Bridges in TV Show ‘Sea
Hunt’ 1958-1960.

TRON (1982)
1982

Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
1988

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THE QUEEN OF ROCK & ROLL IS 80 TODAY

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Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock)

Tina Turner released the single "Proud Mary" in 1971 and has received
eleven Grammy Awards, collaborating with many other popular artists.

She picked cotton with her parents as sharecroppers, and moved in with
her great-aunt after her parents divorced in 1978. She worked as a nurse’s
aide and began dreaming of becoming a nurse.

She went on a fiftieth anniversary tour in 2008, and broke the record for
solo artist concert ticket sales.

Tina Turner

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TELEVISION JOURNALIST TURNED 49 TODAY

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                                                 Megyn Marie Kelly
   

Journalist and former corporate defense attorney Megyn Kelly was a anchor
at
Fox News from 2004 to 2017, and a talk show host and news correspondent
with
NBC News from 2017 to 2018.

Fox News host Megyn Kelly is known for her work on America Live and
America’s Newsroom. She hosted The Kelly File from 9 to 10 p.m. EST on weekdays. She began hosting Megyn Kelly Today on NBC in 2017.

Kelly played field hockey, basketball, and was a cheerleader in high school.

She practiced law for nearly a decade before finding success in broadcast journalism.

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February, 2016

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