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The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the coastal defense,
search and rescue, and maritime law enforcement branch of
the
United States Armed Forces and one of the country’s eight
uniformed services. Created by the U.S. Congress on 4 August
1790 at the request of Alexander Hamilton as the Revenue-
Marine
, it is the oldest continuous seagoing service of the
United States.

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DIARIST CAPTURED ON THIS DAY IN 1944

OTD in History… August 4, 1944, Anne Frank and her family are ...


Acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captured 15-year-
old Jewish diarist
Anne Frank and her family in a sealed-off area of an
Amsterdam warehouse. The Franks had taken shelter there in 1942 out
of fear of deportation to a Nazi
concentration camp. They occupied the
small space with another Jewish
family and a single Jewish man, and
were aided by Christian friends, who brought  them food and supplies.

Anne spent much of her time in the so-called “secret annex”(below)
working on her diary. The diary survived the war, overlooked by the
Gestapo that discovered the hiding place.

Anne Frank | MY HERO
The bookcase to the Secret Annex.

A copy of Anne Frank's diary on exhibition at Katranski Communal ...

Anne Frank Original Diaries to be Exhibited    
    
    
     
      
 Rare' Anne Frank poem to be auctioned - The Hindu 
Annelies Marie
"Anne" Frank
(June 12, 1929 – March 12, 1945)

Anne Frank: The Capture by nandhinipandu on emaze
Anne Frank (center) is seen at the
Amsterdam Town Hall in July 1941.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Tony Bennett dead 2020 : Singer killed by celebrity death hoax ...

Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is 94 years old today.

 

Pop singer Tony Bennett is known for his renditions of show tunes, jazz,
and popular songs like “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and “Rags to
Riches.”

Before Fame

He dropped out of school to work as a copy boy in order to help support
his family. He was a painting and music student at New York’s School of
Industrial Art. He founded the Frank Sinatra School of Arts.

 

Apr 25 · I Left My Heart in San Francisco Sing-Along with Tony ...

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REMEMBER THIS FUN CATALOG?

1959 Johnson Smith & Co. Novelties & Toys Catalog Vintage

The Johnson Smith Company was a mail-order company established in 1914
by
Alfred Johnson Smith in Chicago, Illinois that sold novelty and gag gift
items such as
x-ray goggles, whoopee cushions, fake vomit, and joy buzzers.

The company moved from Chicago to Racine, Wisconsin in 1926, to Detroit
in the 1930s, and from the Detroit area to
Bradenton, Florida in 1986.

In 2014, Johnson Smith & Co. marked its 100th anniversary. On December
31, 2019, the company’s website announced that they had ceased
operations and closed.

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Early 20th century Ventriloquism Guide and novelties catalogue.

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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 85

The Cast of The Waltons: Then and Now | DailyDisclosure
Anthony Wilford Brimley (September 27, 1934 – August 1, 2020)

(AP) – Wilford Brimley, who worked his way up from movie stunt rider to
an indelible character
actor who brought gruff charm, and sometimes
menace, to a range of films that included “Cocoon” (1985)“The Natural”
(1984) and “The Firm” (1993) has
died.

Brimley’s manager Lynda Bensky said the actor died Saturday morning
in a
Utah hospital. She said he was on dialysis and had several medical
ailments.

 


1982

Quaker Oats W/ Wilfred Brimley (1991) - YouTube | Oats quaker ...

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