JAZZ DRUMMER JOE MORELLO IS DEAD AT 82

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TRENTON, New Jersey (AP) — Legendary jazz drummer Joe Morello, whose
virtuosity and command of odd time signatures made him an integral part of
the Dave Brubeck Quartet on such classic recordings as "Take Five" and
"Blue Rondo a la Turk," has died at age 82. Family members said Morello
died Saturday at his home in northern New Jersey. A cause of death was not 
immediately available. Brubeck said the loss of his friend "came as a complete 
shock to me."

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ELVIS DISCHARGED FROM THE ARMY ON THIS DATE IN 1960

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Elvis Presley is pictured here meeting with reporters at Fort Dix Army Base in
New Jersey after being honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. The
train that carried him from the Army base in New Jersy to Tennessee was
mobbed all the way, and Presley was called upon to appear at scheduled
stops to please his fans. Elvis was drafted into the Army for active duty on
March 24,1958. 

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Elvis Presley receiving his last Army pay

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FAMOUS CROSSING ON THIS DATE IN 1776

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Gen. George Washington and his Continental Army crossed the Delaware
River as part of a surprise attack against Hessian forces who were
encamped at Trenton, New Jersey during the Revolutionary War.The
Hessian’s were regiments of German soldiers hired by the British Empire.

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