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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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All in the Family - CBS
All in the Family  television sitcom aired on CBS for nine seasons, from January 12, 1971, to April 8, 1979.

How 'All in the Family' Changed American TV Forever - The Atlantic

30 Things That Went On Behind the Scenes Of 'All in the Family'

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PROLIFIC MOVIE MAKER HAS DIED AT 89

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Bob Rafelson (February 21, 1933 – July 23, 2022)

(Hollywood Reporter) – Bob Rafelson, the writer, director,
producer and maverick who set the tone for the swinging,
psychedelic 1960s with The Monkees, then was a pioneer
in one of the most influential eras of independent film, 
history has died.

Rafelson, who collaborated with Jack Nicholson on seven
features, including the classics Easy Rider (1969), Five
Easy Pieces
(1970) and The King of Marvin Gardens (1972),
died Saturday night of natural causes at his home in Aspen,
Colorado.

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Rafelson (far right) with The Monkees.

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FIRST WINTER OLYMPICS WAS HELD IN 1924

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On January 25, 1924, the first Winter Olympics took off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Spectators were thrilled by the ski
jump and bobsled as well as 12 other events involving a total of
six sports. The “International Winter Sports Week,” as it was
known, was a great success, and in 1928 the International
Olympic Committee (IOC) officially designated the Winter Games,
staged in St. Moritz, Switzerland, as the second Winter Olympics.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway
(February 1, 1878 – December 21, 1950)

 

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Caraway became the first woman elected to serve a full term as
a
United States Senator. Caraway represented Arkansas. She was
the first woman to preside over the Senate. She won re- election to a
full term in 1932 with the active support of fellow Senator  Huey Long
of neighboring Louisiana, She was the first woman to win an election
for the United States Senate.

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FAMOUS WRITER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1835

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens
(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910)

 

Samuel Clemens, later known as Mark Twain, was born in Florida, Missouri,
on November 30, 1835.

Clemens was apprenticed to a printer at age 13 and later worked
for his older brother, who established the Hannibal Journal. In
1857, the Keokuk Daily Post commissioned him to write a series
of comic travel letters, but after writing five he decided to become
a steamboat captain instead. He signed on as a pilot’s apprentice
in 1857 and received his pilot’s license in 1859, when he was 23.

Clemens piloted boats for two years, until the Civil War halted
steamboat traffic. During his time as a pilot, he picked up the
term “Mark Twain,” a boatman’s call noting that the river was
only two fathoms deep, the minimum depth for safe navigation.

When Clemens returned to writing in 1861, working for the Virginia
City Territorial Enterprise, he wrote a humorous travel letter signed
by “Mark Twain” and continued to use the pseudonym for nearly
50 years.

 

 

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