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On this day in 1945, 24 Nazi leaders went before an international war crimes tribunal (below) in Nuremberg, Germany.

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"Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968)

Robert Kennedy was a U.S. Senator from New York and Attorney General under
his brother John‘s administration who was assassinated in 1968 while he was
running for president. He spearheaded many of the civil rights initiatives that the
Kennedy Administration put forward.

Shortly before his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve as an apprentice
seaman and later graduated from Harvard College and the University of Virginia
School of Law.

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Britain’s Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey on this day in 1947.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip today.

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Spain’s Dictator Francisco Franco died on this day in 1975. He
had been suffering from a number of health problems over the
years, including Parkinson’s disease. He was 82.

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Francisco I. Madero led a revolution that broke out in Mexico on this
day in 1910.

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The musical CABARET opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst
Theatre on this day in 1966.

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Joel Grey, center, and the original 1966 Broadway cast of "Cabaret."

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THE ONLY “OSCAR” TO WIN AN OSCAR

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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II
(July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960)

Songwriter Hammerstein won the first of two of his Oscars for
the song “The Last Time I Saw Paris” from the 1941 musical
Lady Be Good.


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DID YOU KNOW ?

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“PASSING THE BUCK”

The phrase “passing the buck” comes from poker where a token, called a
buck, indicated the dealer. According to the Random House Historical
Dictionary of American Slang,
when It was the next person’s turn to deal,
you passed the buck. Theoretically, someone who didn’t want the
responsibility of dealing could pass the buck to another player. The
term seems to come into use around the time of the Civil War. Mark
Twain’s Roughing It (1871) says, “I reckon I can’t call that hand. Ante
and pass the buck.”

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THE LITTLE KNOWN FACTS DEPARTMENT

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‘A SHOT OF WHISKEY’

In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a glass of
whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a
cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a "shot" of whiskey.

 


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MADE FOR TV MOVIE LAUNCHED A CAREER

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Duel
was Steven Spielberg’s second feature-length directing effort, after his
1971 The Name of the Game NBC-TV series episode "L.A. 2017". It was two
years after a well-received turn directing a segment of the pilot-movie for the
anthology television series Night Gallery and several other TV episodes. Duel
was initially shown on television as an ABC Movie of the Week on Saturday,
November 13, 1971. It was later released to cinemas in Europe and Australia,
with a limited cinema release to some venues in the United States. The film’s
success enabled Spielberg to establish himself as a film director. It is one of 
only two Spielberg-directed theatrical films for which John Williams did not 
create the score, the other being The Color Purple (1985).

 

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