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Hedy Lamarr, the Cuban Missile Crisis, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

On this day in 2000, Vienna-born actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr passes away from heart failure in Altamonte Springs, FLA at age 85. Appearing in…

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Winnie-the-Pooh Author is Born

On this day in 1882, English author Alan Alexander Milne is born in Kilburn, London, UK, to his schoolmaster father and devoted mother. Best known…

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The Search

The Search is a 1947 (released in 1948) Swiss-American film directed by Fred Zinnemann which tells the story of a young Auschwitz survivor and his…

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Motown was Born

On this day in 1959, with an $800 loan from his family, 29-year-old Berry Gordy, Jr. founded Tamla Records; Motown was born and Detroit would…

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Doing His Duty Elvis Made His Mark

On this day in 1957, blithely spending Christmastime with family and friends at Graceland in Memphis, Elvis Presley receives his draft notice from the US…

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Remembering Otis Redding

On this day in 1967, soul legend, producer and musical force of nature Otis Redding dies tragically in a plane crash outside Madison, WI. The…

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