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Brett Favre’s Birthday

Legendary NFL quarterback Brett Favre was born on October 10, 1969 in Gulfport, Mississippi. Favre displayed great athletic ability at a young age in both football and baseball and was encouraged by his football coach father to play high school football. After high school, Brett Favre attended the University of Southern Mississippi on scholarship playing quarterback for the school’s football team.

Brett Favre was chosen as the 33rd selection in the 1991 NFL Draft Pick by the Atlanta Falcons, whom he stayed with for one season. He was traded to the Green Bay Packers the following year and went on to make 297 consecutive starts as quarterback for the Packers from September 20, 1992 to January 20, 2008. After spending 16 seasons with the Packers and mediocre seasons as QB for the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings, Favre retired from football for good in 2011.

Throughout his impressive career, Brett Favre led teams to 8 division championships, 5 NFC Championships, and 2 Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XXXI with the Green Bay Packers. Favre also garnered the coveted league-wide MVP award three years running and holds records for passing (71,838 yards) and 508 career touchdowns. Favre is currently the Offensive Coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Mississippi.

Happy Birthday Brett Favre!

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Elvis Presley Dies

Affectionately known as the “King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Aron Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. He moved with his family to Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 13, which is where he began his bustling music career.

After graduating from high school in 1953, Elvis recorded his premiere demo with Sun Studio; his first single “That’s All Right” was released in 1954. Upon the release of his debut album, Elvis blew up. In 1956, he had his first No. 1 Single (“Heartbreak Hotel”), first No. 1 Album (Elvis Presley), and signed a movie contract with Paramount.

Elvis went on to become one of the most iconic entertainers of the 20th century, characterized by his new take on music, provocative dance moves, and charming good looks. Some of his most famous songs include: “Jailhouse Rock”, “Can’t Help Falling in Love”, and “Love Me Tender” among many others.

Elvis Presley died at the age of 42 on August 16, 1977 due to heart failure.

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