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Norma Sklarek stopped designing buildings on this day 5 years ago, aged 85.

 

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I believe its 10 years since Frankie Laine stopped keeping them doggies rolling, aged 93.

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Phil Bruns stopped acting on this day 5 years ago, aged 80.

 

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Doug Henning performed his final disappearing act today in 2000.

 

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65 years since George VI was dethroned, aged 56.

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He used to look quite smashing on the Canadian penny. My only background with the good King.

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120 years since the death of Galileo Ferraris, a pioneeer of AC power and inventor of the induction motor.

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85 years since Vincent 'Mad Dog' Coll went swimming with the fishes, aged 23.

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Mathematician, computer scientist, physicist, inventor and genius John von Neumann stopped processing 60 years ago today.

 

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430 years ago Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, was executed at Fotheringay Castle

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Anna Nicole Smith stopped flirting on this day 10 years ago, aged 39.

 

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Raymond Scott, electronic music pioneer, died today in 1994. While he's probably best known for the numerous times his compositions turn up on cartoons (from Looney Tunes to Ren and Stimpy), he really is one of the true undiscovered musicians who was worth rediscovering.

 

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Raymond Scott - Lightworks

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20 years since the end of the ballroom blitz for Brian Connolly, aged 51.

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20 years since the end of the ballroom blitz for Brian Connolly, aged 51.

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Yup this one sux, Sweet was my first favourite band and first album ever (U.S. version - Desolation Blvd).

 

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Princess Margaret - 15 years
​Baseball great Hank Bauer - 10 years

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Philosopher and theologian John Hick reached the Celestial City 5 years ago today.

 

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Ian Richardson stopped acting on this day 10 years ago, aged 72.

 

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Princess Margaret - 15 years

​Baseball great Hank Bauer - 10 years

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I bet his hat fell off when he tried for a homer.

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Alex Haley died on this day 25 years ago aged 70.

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He got uprooted...

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Dave Van Ronk put down his pick for the last time this day 15 years ago, aged 65.

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Welsh pirate Bartholomew Roberts was killed in battle 295 years ago on this day. Iechyd darrrh, matey.

 

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Jeffrey Zaslow stopped writing on this day 5 years ago, aged 53.

 

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We could see through Wilhelm Rontgen's body this day 94 yeas ago.

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