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THE ‘’EMPRESS OF SOUL’’ IS 78 TODAY

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Gladys Maria Knight is a singer/songwriter,actress,
businesswoman,  and author. A seven-time
Grammy
Award
winner. Knight is known  for the hits she
recorded during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s with
      
her group The Pips, which also included her brother
Merald "Bubba" Knight and cousins William Guest
and
Edward Patten.
       

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SINGER BING CROSBY FOR RC COLA ~

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Royal Crown Cola is a brand of cola invented by pharmacist Claud
A. Hatcher
of Columbus, Georgia in 1905 and was originally created
for Cole-Hampton-Hatcher Grocery Store as an early
generic brand
,
to avoid the high cost
of purchasing Coca-Cola syrup.

RC Cola is owned and distributed in the U.S. by Keurig Dr Pepper.
In the rest of the world, it is distributed by RC Cola International.


Claud Adkins Hatcher
(August 20, 1876 – December 31, 1933)

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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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