August 25, 1930 - October 31, 2020
Thomas Sean Connery was a Scottish actor and producer who won an
Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy
Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B.
DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award). He was knighted by Elizabeth II in
July 2000, and received the Kennedy Center Honors. Connery has been
polled as "The Greatest Living Scot" and "Scotland's Greatest Living
National Treasure". In 1989, he was proclaimed "Sexiest Man Alive" by
People magazine and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted "Sexiest Man of the
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|On this day 105 years ago, in 1916, the United States National Park Service is created.|
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|1914 – The library of the Catholic University of Leuven is deliberately destroyed by the German Army.|
1944 – Paris is liberated by the Allies.
1948 – The House Un-American Activities Committee holds the first-ever televised congressional hearing.
1950 – President Truman orders the Army to seize control of the nation's railroads to avert a strike.
1981 – The Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Saturn.
1989 – The Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune.
1991 – Linus Torvalds announces the first version of what will become Linux.
2012 – The Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space becoming the first man-made object to do so.
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