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Written by Barry Kowal   
Jun 02, 2020 at 06:21 PM

Hello people,
    We have ten (10) birthdays today.Two singers,a guitarist,three actresses,a journalist,a murder victim,disability rights advocate and a politician.
    Let's start with the singer.

 1) Born on Friday,July 29,1966 in Sharon,Kansas.USA is a country singer who had am album that peaked at #3 on the US Billboard 200 in 2005.
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 2) Born on Wednesday,July 29,1953 in Willowdale,Ontario,Canada is musician,singer
and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist,bassist and keyboardist for a Canadian rock group.He joined this group in September 1968,at the request of his childhood friend Alex Lifeson,replacing original bassist and frontman Jeff Jones.
    An award-winning musician,his style,technique and skill on the bass guitar have inspired many rock musicians such as Cliff Burton of Metallica,Steve Harris of Iron Maiden,John Myung of Dream Theater and Les Claypool of Primus.Along with his bandmates-guitarist Alex Lifeson and drummer Neil Peart-he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9,1996.The trio was the first rock band to be so honoured,as a group.He is ranked 13th by Hit Parader on their list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal vocalists of all time.

     He's got to make his own mistakes
     And learn to mend the mess he makes
     He's old enough to know what's right
     And young enough not to choose it
     He's noble enough to win the world
     But weak enough to lose it
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3) Also born on Wednesday,July 29,1953 but in Deal,New Jersey,USA is a
singer-songwriter and guitarist.She has been a member of the E Street Band since 1984
and has been married to Bruce Springsteen since 1991.

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 4) Born on Thursday,July 29,1982 in Preetz,Germany is an actress,known for her roles as Chloe Sullivan on the WB/CW series "Smallville" and as Amanda on the FX series "Wilfred".

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 5) Born on Wednesday,July 29,1970 in Bogota,Colombia is an actress and model.She
moved to Florida with her family when she was a child.An accomplished artist,she
attended both the Maryland Institute College of Art and the New World School of
Arts in Miami,Florida.She was the Playmate of the Month in the August,1994 issue of "Playboy." She posed for a bunch of "Playboy" special edition publications and was featured in a handful of "Playboy" videos.She acted in the films "Seven Coffees on a Week" and "From Dusk Till Dawn 2:Texas Blood Money." She's also a former Hollywood Sportsbook calendar girl.On December 18,2008 she was named in a legal complaint about insider trading:Her former boyfriend Jamil A. Bouchareb provided both her and others with information ahead of public announcements of mergers and acquisitions which enabled everyone to trade stocks and make over four million dollars in illegal profits.She now lives in Greensboro,North Carolina.

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Maria Checa

 6) Born on Friday,July 29,1932 in Los Angeles (Died:August 19,2008 in Los Angeles)was a model and actress.She was the daughter of writer/producer Arthur Guy Empey and his wife Marguerite Andrus.She worked as a chorus girl and took formal ballet training.She married in 1955 and was discovered by the same man who discovered the young Marilyn Monroe.She was the Playmate of the Month in the May 1955 and February 1956 issues of "Playboy" magazine.With her lovely face and exceptionally toned,shapely and voluptuous 39C-23-37 figure,hypnotically sensual presence and large natural breasts,She was a popular pin-up girl of the 1950s and 1960s,doing pictorials for and/or gracing the covers of such men's magazines as "Frolic," "Escapade," "Adam," "Beau," "Jem," "Tiger," "Modern Sunbathing," "Mermaid," "Monsieur," "Fling," "American Nudist," "Rogue," "Nugget," and "Esquire."
     An avowed nudist,she appeared on the covers of many publications that endorsed the "naturist" lifestyle. In addition,she also was featured on the cover photos for the music albums "Sea of Dreams" by Nelson Riddle and "Jewels of the Sea" by Les Baxter.She acted in a handful of films and TV shows/She portrayed a mermaid in both the nudie-cutie feature "Mermaids Of Tiburon" (1962) and "Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea:The Mermaid" (1967).She appeared as herself in the obscure 1962 Russ Meyer nudie cutie short "This Is My Body." Besides acting and modeling,she was also a belly dancer and dancing teacher. "The Wonderful Webbers",written by June Lange,documented her nudist life style. In 1975 she was found guilty in a postal obscenity case,but the verdict was later overturned.
     She died at age 76 from complications following surgery for cancer on
August 19,2008,in Los Angeles.

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Marguerite Empey

 7) Born on Friday,July 29,1938 in Toronto (Died:August 7,2005 in New York City) was a Canadian-American journalist who served as the sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight from 1983 until his death from lung cancer in 2005.Despite dropping out of high school,he transformed himself into one of American television's most prominent journalists.

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 8) Born on Tuesday,July 29,1924 in Boston (Died:January 14 or 15,1947 in Los Angeles) an American woman who was found murdered in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles,California. Her case became highly publicized due to the graphic nature of the crime,which included her corpse having been mutilated and bisected at the waist.
    A native of Boston,she spent her early life in Medford,Massachusetts and Florida before relocating to California,where her father lived.
    Her unsolved murder and the details surrounding it have had a lasting cultural
intrigue,generating various theories and public speculation.Her life and death have been the basis of numerous books and films, and her murder is frequently cited as one of the most famous unsolved murders in American history,as well as one of the oldest unsolved cases in Los Angeles County.It has likewise been credited by historians as one of the first major crimes in post-World War II America to capture national attention.

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Elizabeth Short

 9) Born on Friday,July 29,1988 in Oakland,California,U.S.A. is a disability rights advocate and the first deafblind graduate of Harvard Law School.

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10) Born on Sunday,July 29,1883 in Predappio,Italy (Died:April 28,1945 in Giulino,
Italy) was an Italian politician and journalist who was the leader of the National
Fascist Party.He partnered with Adolf Hitler to wreck havoc in Europe.The people
in his country overthrew his government and the people hung him on April 28,1945.

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