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By Tim ONeill
Funny Guy 

Dick Clark, invisible mermaids, first use of ‘OK,’ first stereo

This week in history


March 21: 630—Byzantine Emperor Heraclius reportedly recovers the True Cross from the Persians. 1790—Thomas Jefferson reports to President George Washington as the first secretary of state. 1851—Yosemite Valley is “discovered” in California. 1891—After an accusation of pig theft started the Hatfield/McCoy feud, the Kentucky clans end the 10-year feud by becoming in-laws and end their acrimony by matrimony. 1939—Irving Berlin’s 21 year old song God Bless America is dusted off and recorded by Kate Smith. 1963—Last convicts are removed from Alcatraz federal prison per order of Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy. 1989—Tired of the scent of Clearasil, Dick Clark announces h...

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