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COMEDIAN ARTE JOHNSON HAS DIED AT 90

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Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson (January 20, 1929 – July 3, 2019)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Arte Johnson, who won an Emmy for comedy
sketch work on the television show "Laugh-In," has died in Los Angeles.

Family representative Harlan Boll says Johnson died early Wednesday of
heart failure following a three-year battle with bladder and prostate cancer.

No services have been planned, but his ashes will be spread in a private
ceremony.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Elzire Dionne with her quintuplets shortly after their birth.


The Dionne quintuplets (above) were born on this day in 1934 near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. They were the first quintuplets to survive infancy.

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The two surviving sisters, Annette and Cécile.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1927, 25-year-old Charles Lindbergh (above) became
the first person to make a nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic
Ocean, taking off from New York’s Roosevelt Field and arriving in
Paris, France 33.5 hours later.

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Charles Lindbergh and the Spirit of St. Louis on the way to Paris.

Charles Lindbergh lands in Paris having just flown solo over the Atlantic © Getty

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Crowds race to meet Charles Lindbergh after he lands the Spirit of St. Louis in Paris.

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh
(February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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Plaque at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.    
  
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On May 20, 1932, Amelia Earhart took off from Newfoundland; she
landed in Ireland nearly 15 hours later, becoming the first woman
to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

    
      

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Amelia Mary Earhart  (July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937)

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COMEDIAN TIM CONWAY HAS DIED AT 85

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Thomas Daniel "Tim" Conway (December 15, 1933 – May 14, 2019)

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim Conway, the stellar second banana to Carol Burnett
who won four Emmy Awards on her TV variety show, has died. He passed
away Tuesday morning in Los Angeles after a long illness.

"The Carol Burnett Show" aired on CBS from 1967-1978. The ensemble cast included Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. Conway joined
the cast as a regular in 1975 after being a frequent guest.

   
    

    
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Tim Conway as Dorf

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TV STAR PEGGY LIPTON HAS DIED AT 72

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Margaret Ann "Peggy" Lipton (August 30, 1946 – May 11, 2019)


(Fox News) – Peggy Lipton, the actress who first gained fame on “The Mod
Squad”, a crime drama series on ABC-TV from 1968 to 1973 has died. The
former wife of music producer Quincy Jones succumbed to cancer.

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