ERIK ESTRADA IS 62 YEARS OLD TODAY

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Henry Enrique "Erik" Estrada is best  known for his co-starring lead role in  
the 1977–1983 NBC television series CHiPs. The show followed the lives
of two motorcycle police officers of the California Highway Patrol. Erik has 
recently made appearances in reality TV shows and infomercials and is a  
regular voice on the Cartoon Network.

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Erik Estrada with co-star Larry Wilcox in CHiPs

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JON PROVOST TURNED 61 TODAY

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Jon Provost, born in Los Angeles, California is a former child actor of film and
television. He is best known for his role as Timmy Martin in the CBS-TV series
Lassie (1957 – 1964).  

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HISTORY OF THE POPSICLE

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The first ice pop Popsicle was created by accident in 1905 when 11-year-old
Frank Epperson left a mixture of powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick in a 
cup on his porch in cold weather. That night, temperatures reached a record
low, and the next morning, Epperson discovered the drink had frozen to the
stick, creating the idea of a fruit-flavored ‘Popsicle.’ Eighteen years later in
in 1923, Epperson introduced his idea to the public at an amusement park in
Alameda, California. Seeing that it was a success, in 1924 Epperson applied
for a patent for his confectionery idea which he called the Epsicle ice pop. He
renamed it to Popsicle and sold the rights to a New York company in 1925.

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Frank Epperson with his granddaughter

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ACTOR LEN LESSER DEAD AT 88

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Len Lesser, the veteran character actor best known
for his role as Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld," has died. He was 88. Lesser’s family
said in a statement that the actor died Wednesday in Burbank, California
from cancer-related pneumonia.

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RONALD REAGAN WOULD HAVE BEEN 100 TODAY

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Ronald Wilson Reagan , known as the “The Great Communicator”, was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989), the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975) and prior to politics, a Hollywood actor.  

Many conservative and liberal scholars agree that Ronald Reagan has been the most
most influential president since Franklin D. Roosevelt, leaving his imprint on American politics,

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