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Presidential Joke Day

August 11 is Presidential Joke Day!

No, Presidential Joke Day is not a day for making jokes about the president. On August 11, 1984,  President Ronald Reagan made the following joke during a sound check before his Saturday radio address:

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.

- Ronald Reagan

What the President didn’t know was that the feed had already gone live! Read more about the results of Reagan’s remark and his history of making controversial jokes at History.com.

Sources: holidayinsights.com, history.com
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Ella Fitzgerald Dies at 79

Known as the “First Lady of Song” and the “Queen of Jazz”, Ella Fitzgerald was an American Jazz vocal powerhouse. She had complete mastery over three octaves in her vocal range! Some of her most famous songs are “Summertime”, “Dream a Little Dream of Me”, and “Cheek to Cheek”.

Throughout her career, Ella Fitzgerald sold over 40 million album copies, won 13 Grammy awards, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts by Ronald Reagan and the Presidential Medal of Freedom by George H. W. Bush.

Legendary songstress Ella Fitzgerald died on June 15, 1996 in her home in Beverly Hills, California.

Sources: Wikipedia, Biography

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