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Day in History: WWII Assault; Waco; Eichmann; Valujet; Fire; Marley; Beatles Guitar; Obit "Women in Film"

Posted: 05/11/2014 - On May 11 - In 1944, during World War II, Allied forces launched a major offensive against... In 1953, a tornado devastated... In 1960, Israeli agents captured Nazi war criminal... In 1985, 56 people died when a flash fire swept... In 1996, an Atlanta-bound ValuJet DC-9 caught fire and crashed into the Everglades, killing... in entertainment history - In 1970, the three-record "Woodstock" soundtrack... In 1981, musician Bob Marley died...

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Day in History: Coral Sea; Kent St.; Thatcher; 1st Grammys; Efrem Zimbalist Dies

Posted: 05/04/2014 - Efrem Zimbalist Jr., star of 'The FBI,' dead at 95...Day in History: In 1942, the Battle of the Coral Sea, the first naval clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft... In 1970, Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire during an anti-war protest... In 1979, Conservative Party leader Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first female prime minister... In 1957, the "Alan Freed Show" debuted on ABC... In 1959, the first Grammy Awards ceremony...

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54th Annual Rattlesnake Rodeo Attracts Thousands

Updated: 04/12/2014 - Most people usually try to stay away from snakes but that was not the case today. The Rattlesnake Rodeo in Opp was an event for folks looking to sink their fangs into a slithery experience.

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Day in History: "1st" Olympics; Edward R Murrow; Elvis; ABBA

Updated: 04/06/2014 - On April 6 - In 1896, the first modern Olympic games formally opened in Athens, Greece... In 1954, a month after being criticized by newsman Edward R. Murrow on CBS' "See It Now," Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R-Wis., given the chance to respond on the program, charged that Murrow had, in the past, "engaged in propaganda for Communist causes."... In 1974, Swedish pop group ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest held in Brighton, England, with a performance of the song "Waterloo."...

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Day in History: Ronald Reagan; Alaska; Brando; Jeopardy; Ramones

Updated: 03/30/2014 - On March 30 - In 1981, President Ronald Reagan was shot and seriously wounded outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by assailant John W. Hinckley Jr. Also wounded in the attack were White House press secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy, and District of Columbia police officer Thomas Delahanty... In 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward reached agreement with Russia to purchase the territory of Alaska for $7.2 million... In 1955, the movie "On the Waterfront" won the Academy Award for best picture. Marlon Brando won the best actor Oscar... In 1964, the original version of the TV game show "Jeopardy!," hosted by Art Fleming, premiered on NBC... In 1974, the Ramones' first concert took place at Performance Studio in New York...

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Day in History: "Give Me Liberty"; Lewis & Clark; Beach Boys; Watergate; Liz Taylor

Posted: 03/23/2014 - On March 23 - In 1775, Patrick Henry delivered an address to the Virginia Provincial Convention in which he is said to have declared, "Give me liberty, or give me death!" In 1806, explorers Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, having reached the Pacific coast, began their journey back east. In 1963, the Beach Boys released the single "Surfin' USA." In 1973, before sentencing a group of Watergate break-in defendants, Chief U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica read aloud a letter to him from James W. McCord Jr. which said there had been "political pressure" to "plead guilty and remain silent." In 2011, Academy Award-winning actress Elizabeth Taylor died in Los Angeles at age 79.

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A Celebration of Peanuts

Posted: 03/22/2014 - Celebrations are a time of joy, fun and pride. Most of them are for birthdays and anniversaries but that wasn't the case for one Wiregrass town Saturday.

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