Did you know that Graham has been considered one of the most influential preachers of the 20th century?
Did you know that in Grahams six decades of television, Graham hosted annual Billy Graham Crusades, which ran from 1947 until his retirement in 2005?
Did you know that Graham also hosted the popular radio show Hour of Decision
from 1950 to 1954?
Did you know that during his lifetimeGraham preached to live audiences
of nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories
through various meetings, including BMS World Mission and Global Mission?
Did you know that Graham also reached hundreds of millions more through television, video, film, and webcasts?
Did you know that Billy Graham was a spiritual adviser to several American presidents and provided spiritual counsel for every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama?
Did you know that according toGrahams staff, more than 3.2 million people have responded to the invitation at Billy Graham Crusades to “accept Jesus Christ as their personal savior“?
Did you know that as of 2008, Graham’s estimated lifetime audience, including radio and
television broadcasts, topped 2.2 billion?
Did you know that because of his crusades,
Graham preached the gospel to more people in person than anyone in the
history of Christianity?
Did you know that Toys ‘R’ Us filed for bankruptcy protection
on the summer 2017?
Did you know that the struggling toy retailer Toys ‘R’ Us has closed an enormous
number of stores, 180 stores to be specific or nearly 20% of its fleet,
as it tries to get back to being a viable chain?
Did you know that Toys ‘R’ Us had asked federal bankruptcy
court in Richmond, Virginia for permission to close those 180 stores, saying
it has “faced a challenging commercial environment”?
Did you know that Toys’ T’ Us had an enormous debt of $5 billion pre-bankruptcy, and years of weak sales as business?
Did you know that Toys ‘R’ Us CEO Dave Brandon said that through the first three quarters of this had a net lost of $862 million?
fiscal year, the chain
Did you know that nearly
half of the locations closing will be Babies ‘R’ Us stores?
Did you know that baby products
generated 45% of company revenues in the first nine months of the fiscal
Did you know that Wilt Chamberlain set the following, still-standing (as of the 2016-17
season) single-game NBA records: points scored (100), points scored in a
half (59), shots made (36), shots attempted (63), and free throws made
(28). Also set a then-record for points scored in a quarter (31)?
Did you know that Chamberlain set the following, still-standing (as of the 2016-17 season)
single-game NBA records: points scored (100), points scored in a half
(59), shots made (36), shots attempted (63), and free throws made (28).
Also set a then-record for points scored in a quarter (31). Last game in
a streak in which Chamberlain scored 60 points or more in four straight
Did you know that Young enjoyed the longest career of any astronaut,
becoming the first person to fly six space missions (with seven
launches, counting his lunar liftoff) over the course of 42 years of
active NASA service?
Did you know that Young worked for NASA for 42 years and announced his retirement on
December 7, 2004. He retired on December 31, 2004, at the age of 74, but
continued to attend the Monday Morning Meeting at the Astronaut Office
at JSC for several years thereafter?.
Did you know that Young died on January 5, 2018 he was 87?.
Did you know that in 2012, Young published an autobiography, Forever Young. John Young, NASA’s longest-serving astronaut,
who flew in space six times, walked on the moon, commanded the first
space shuttle and became the conscience of the astronaut corps,
advocating for safety reforms in the wake of the 1986
Did you know that during his first mission, aboard
Gemini 3 in 1965, that Young smuggled aboard a corned beef sandwich.?
Did you know that because of Young smuggling a Cornbeef sandwich during his first mission, aboard
GeminiNASA officials were aghast and, from then on, strictly prohibited astronauts from taking contraband food on board?
Did you know that actor Jerry Van Dyke, from ‘Coach’ Died he was 86?
Did you know that Van Dyke was an American actor and comedian and was the younger brother of Dick Van Dyke.?
(July 27, 1931 – January 5, 2018)
Did you know that Van Dyke made his television acting debut on The Dick Van Dyke Show with several guest appearances as Rob Petrie’s brother Stacey?
Did you know that later in his career from 1989 to 1997, Van Dyke portrayed Luther Van Dam in Coach?
Did you know that Jerry
Van Dyke, who after decades in show business finally emerged from the
shadow of his older brother, Dick, with an Emmy-nominated role in the
long-running ABC sitcom “Coach,”?
Did you know that Van Dyke’s television career was intertwined with
Did you know tha Van Dyke earliest TV appearances was in 1962 in a
two-part episode of “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” as Stacey Petrie, the would-be comedian brother of Dick’s character, Rob Petrie?
Did you know that Van Dyke was a boisterous performer who supported himself with a banjo-and-comedy
stage act when television or film roles were few?
Did you know that Van Dyke was invited on talk shows, like “Late Show With David Letterman,” and was nominated for four Emmys for supporting actor for playing Van Dam, but he never won any.
He told USA Today in 1990 that he was thrilled to get some recognition after his meandering career.
“Everybody talks about me making a comeback,” he said. “I say: ‘Comeback from what? This is as good as it’s ever been.’”
Did you know that Van Dyke was a little more than five years younger than Dick Van Dyke his older bother?
Did you know that by the end of the 1960s, Mr. Van Dyke’s television career had tapered off.
He supported himself with his stage act at Playboy Clubs, in Las Vegas
and on cruise ships?
Did you know that Van Dyke also appeared on shows like “Love, American
Style,” “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and, not surprisingly, “The New Dick
Van Dyke Show?”
Did you know that after
“Coach,” Van Dyke appeared in sitcoms like “My Name Is Earl” and “Raising
Hope.” The Van Dyke brothers kept playing siblings together into old
age, including on the ABC sitcom “The Middle” in 2015?
Did you know that in
1993, jVan Dyke with over three decades after his first guest appearance on “The
Dick Van Dyke Show,” returned his brother’s favor when Dick
had a nonspeaking, walk-on part in a Christmas episode of “Coach?”
Did you know that Van Dyke was married twice and had three children with first wife Carol, daughters Jerri Lynn and Kelly Jean and son Ronald?
Did you know that Kelly Jean Van Dyke, Van Dyke daughter committed suicide in 1991, following struggles with substance abuse?
Sue Taylor Grafton was an American author of detective novels died she was 77? . She is best “A” Is for Alibi, etc.) featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the fictional city of Santa Teresa, California. The daughter of detective novelist C. W. Grafton, she said the strongest influence on her crime novels was author Ross Macdonald. Prior to success with this series, she wrote screenplays for television movies.
(April 24, 1940 – December 28, 2017)
Grafton’s “B” Is for Burglar and “C” Is for Corpse won the first two Anthony Awards for Best Novel (1986 & 1987), which are selected by the attendees of the annual Bouchercon Convention, ever awarded. She has won the Anthony Best Novel Award once more (1991 for “G” Is for Gumshoe) and has been the recipient of three Shamus Awards. Additionally in 1987 Grafton’s short story, “The Parker Shotgun”, won the Anthony Award for Best Short Story. On June 13, 2000, Sue Grafton was the recipient of the 2000 YWCA of
Lexington Smith-Breckinridge Distinguished Woman of Achievement Award.
In 2004, she received the Ross Macdonald Literary Award,
which is given to “a California writer whose work raises the standard
of literary excellence.” In 2008, Grafton was awarded the Cartier Dagger by the British Crime Writers’ Association, honoring a lifetime’s achievement in the field. Grafton received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America in 2009. In 2013, she was presented Bouchercon‘s Lifetime Achievement Award.
In 2014, she was a Guest of Honor at Left Coast Crime. She was also nominated for a 2014 Shamus Award in the category of Best Hardcover Novel, which she had won three times previously.
She married her third husband, Steven F. Humphrey, in 1978. They lived in Santa Barbara, California, and Louisville, Kentucky, as Humphrey taught at universities in both cities. In 2000, the couple bought and later restored Lincliff, a 28-acre (11 ha) Louisville estate once owned by hardware baron William Richardson Belknap.
Grafton died on December 28, 2017, after a two-year battle with cancer.
Did you know that Rose Marie from The Dick Van Dyke Show died was 94?
Did you know thatThe Dick Van Dyke Show
in the 1960?\
Rose Marie’s was a pistol as comedy writer Sally Rogers on
Did you know that Rose Marie reemerged in 2017 as a voice in the #MeToo
Did you know that Rose Marie, who died in Van Nuys, California, .and one
of the last of a generation of entertainers whose career spanned
vaudeville, radio, movies, Broadway, television, and social media?
Did you know that Marie career
lasted nine decades and she was a show-business prodigy?
Did you know that she was Born Rose Marie Mazzetta on August 15,
1923, she won a talent contest at the age of three; as a prize, NBC gave
her her own radio show and a seven-year contract?
Did you know that Rose Marie made her screen debut in the 1929 short Baby Rose Marie the Child Wonder?
Did you know that Marie most memorable film role was as a featured attraction belting out
“My Bluebird’s Singing the Blues” in the 1933 W.C. Fields comedy International House?
Did you know that Rose Marie
is best known for her Emmy-nominated role as Sally Rogers, an unmarried
career woman who held her own with fellow comedy writers Rob Petrie (Van Dyke) and Buddy Sorrell (Morey Amsterdam, whom Marie had known since she was 11 and had recommended for the role)?
Did you know that the The Dick Van Dyke Show ran for five seasons?
Did you know that the signature bow Sally wore in her hair was later donated to the Smithsonian Institution?
Did you know that Marie
was married to musician Bobby Guy, who died from a bloodstream
infection in 1964 at the age of 48?
Did you know that Marie and Guy had been married 18 years, and
had a daughter, Georgiana?
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