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Reactions to Elvis’ death (1977)

Elvis' Hollywood Blvd star receives respect Placement of producer Bill Burrud's bronze star in Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame has been postponed because Burrud's star is alongside Elvis Presley's. Bur... Read more...

Death claims Elvis (1977)

Death claims Elvis King of rock suffers heart failure at 42 Memphis -- Elvis Presley, the gyrating king of rock n' roll who forever changed the face of music two decades ago when he growled "You ain't nothi... Read more...

Thanks from Vice President Nixon (1961)

Somehow, I never knew about this letter my grandmother received from then-Vice President Richard Nixon until she was gone. Why was Tricky Dick corresponding with my kin the day before he left office? Apparently... Read more...

Where the telephone was born (1875)

In 1875, on the top floor of this building at 109 Court Street in Boston, Massachusetts, Professor Alexander Graham Bell invented and experimented. It was also here that he first succeeded in transmitting s... Read more...

Betty Grable for Lux (1950)

Betty Grable's famous legs ... always wear nylons washed with Lux flakes Lux flakes make even sheer nylons last twice as long. Betty Grable loves gossamer nylons -- but she's practical, too. She insi... Read more...

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