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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2006 with 348 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2005 with 348 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2004 with 349 to follow.
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Revue of Jerry Herman's songs pure delight

NEW YORK, March 19 (UPI) -- A revue built around 40 of Jerry Herman's Broadway show tunes emphasizing his talent as a lyricist is one of the season's most rewarding Off-Broadway offerings, affirming Herman's place in the popular music pantheon of great American composer-lyricists.
FREDERICK M. WINSHIP

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Today is Friday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2003 with 348 to follow.
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Hollywood legend Milton Berle dies at 93

LOS ANGELES, March 27 (UPI) -- Legendary comedian Milton Berle -- known to fans as "Uncle Miltie" and "Mr. Television" since his pioneering days as a network TV performer -- died Wednesday. H
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Today is Thursday, Jan. 17, the 17th day of 2002 with 348 to follow.
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Mack Sennett (January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was a Canadian-born American director and was known as the innovator of slapstick comedy in film. During his lifetime he was known at times as the "King of Comedy". His short "Wrestling Swordfish" was awarded the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 1932 and he earned an Academy Honorary Award in 1937.

Born as Mikall (or Michael) Sinnott in Danville, Quebec, Canada, the son of Irish Catholic immigrant farmers. His father was a blacksmith in the small Eastern Townships village. When he was 17 years old his family moved to Connecticut.

The family lived for a time in Northampton, Massachusetts, where, according to his autobiography, Sennett first got the idea to go on stage after seeing a vaudeville show. He claimed that the most respected lawyer in town, Northampton mayor (and future President of the United States) Calvin Coolidge, as well as Sennett's own mother, tried to talk him out of his theatrical ambitions.

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