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1929

The first Academy Awards ceremony was held at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

1946

The Irving Berlin musical, “Annie Get Your Gun,” opened at New York’s Imperial Theatre for the first of 1,147 performances.

1990

Jim Henson, The Muppets creator who scored two US Top 30 hits with “Rubber Duckie” in 1970 and “Rainbow Connection” in 1979, died of Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome at the age of 53.


LGBT culture | Muppet Wiki | Fandomhttps://muppet.fandom.com › wiki › LGBT_culture

LGBT culture describes the social paradigm by which lesbiangaybisexual, … described her character Darci from Muppets Tonight as an angry rocker lesbian.‎Sesame Street · ‎The Muppets · ‎Additional References · ‎Controversies
The Henson Company Reaffirms What We Already Knew …https://www.tor.com › 2012/07/24 › the-henson-compa…

Jul. 24, 2012 — In reply to the chain, the company’s CEO—Jim Henson’s daughter … and the Henson Company would be donated to GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian …
The Muppets’ Gay Jokes Aren’t Offensive, Just Unfunnyhttps://www.advocate.com › commentary › 2015/10/22

Oct. 22, 2015 — The latest version of The Muppets attempts a modern, topical feel, but its LGBT humor falls flat.
Bert and Ernie – Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Bert_and_Ernie

Bert and Ernie are two Muppets who appear together in numerous skits on the long-running … Sesame Street went on to clarify further, stating: No, Bert and Ernie aren’t gay — they’re ‘best friends. … San Diego Gay and Lesbian News.
Bert and Ernie Do Not Have Sexual Orientation, Says ‘Sesame …https://abcnews.go.com › Politics › story

Aug. 11, 2011 — Online petition urged muppets to wed, creators respond on Facebook … to either marry Bert and Ernie or introduce a gay or lesbian character.
Muppets dump Chick-Fil-A to support gay marriage | Reutershttps://www.reuters.com › article › us-media-muppets-c…

Jul. 23, 2012 — The Muppets are ending their relationship with fast food restaurant chain … GLAAD is the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

2000

Britney Spears released her sophomore album, Oops!… I Did It Again. It included tracks like “Stronger” and “Lucky” as well as a cover of The Rolling Stones classic “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” and a recording of “Don’t Let Me Be the Last to Know” co-written by Canada’s Shania Twain.

2013

George Michael suffered minor injuries in a strange incident in London. The pop star reportedly fell out of the passenger seat of a Range Rover.

2016

Irish singer Sinead O’Connor was found safe two days after being reported as missing in Chicago. Her brief disappearance came six just months after a similar incident in November 2015 when she posted a dire note on Facebook where she threatened to commit suicide. Recently, O’Connor accused Arsenio Hall of being Prince’s longtime drug dealer, an accusation that resulted in a $5 million lawsuit from the late-night host.

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