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Michael Jackson Dies at 50

Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop”, died on June 25, 2009 at his home in Los Angeles, California. Known affectionately by his fans as “MJ”, Michael died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication after having a heart attack. His death was ruled a homicide by the LA County Coroner’s Office and after the case went to court, Michael’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter. The news of Michael Jackson’s death was met with grief from fans the world over, and his memorial service was broadcast to the public.

Michael Jackson and his music live on, as he was an international figure in popular music for more than 40 years. The Guinness Book of World Records named him the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time due to his many accomplishments within the music industry.

Sources: Wikipedia, Biography

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National Catfish Day

More and more Americans are discovering a uniquely American food delicacy – farm-raised catfish.

- Ronald Reagan, June 25, 1987

25 years ago today, President Reagan proclaimed June 25 as National Catfish Day to recognize the importance of the catfish farming industry and the versatility and nutritious quality of this whiskered fish. Read the rest of Reagan’s 1987 National Catfish Day proclamation for more about why we celebrate catfish.

Celebrate National Catfish Day by picking up a farm-raised catfish from your local market – though you’re always welcome to fish for your own catfish – and making a traditional, Cajun-style baked catfish for dinner. For catfish that’s more appealing to the kids, try these mouth-watering Healthy Herb-Baked Catfish Nuggets. Find more flavorful, low-calorie catfish recipes at eatingwell.com.

Sources: Reagan.utexas.edu, Punchbowl.com

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