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Gary Owens
May 10, 1934 - February 12, 2015
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Gary Owens was an American disc jockey and voice actor. His polished baritone speaking voice generally offered deadpan recitations of total nonsense, which he frequently demonstrated as the announcer on "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In". He is best known, aside from being the announcer on “Laugh-In”, for providing the voice of the Space Ghost on "Space Ghost".


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TODAY IN HISTORY

On this day 149 years ago, in 1872, Victoria Woodhull becomes the first woman nominated for President of the United States.


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1773 – Britain passes the Tea Act to save the British East India Co., granting it a monopoly on the North American tea trade.
1837 – New York City banks fail, and unemployment reaches record levels.
1863 – Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies 8 days after he is accidentally shot by his own troops.
1869 – The First Transcontinental Railroad, linking the eastern and western United States, is completed at Promontory Summit, Utah with the golden spike.
1893 – The Supreme Court rules that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883.
1908 – Mother's Day is observed for the first time in the United States, in Grafton, West Virginia.
1924 – J. Edgar Hoover is appointed the Director of the United States' Federal Bureau of Investigation
1940 – Winston Churchill is appointed Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1946 – First successful launch of an American V-2 rocket at White Sands Proving Ground.
1975 – Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder in Japan.
2005 – A hand grenade thrown by Vladimir Arutinian lands about 65 feet from President George W. Bush while he is giving a speech to a crowd in Tbilisi, Georgia, but it malfunctions and does not detonate.

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