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1937 the golden gate bridge is opened. This world renowned landmark has become a symbol for San Francisco and it was later used in intro of the worst show of the 90’s.

*name comes from the original name for the straight, “Chrysophylae”

*Eleven men died during construction, but safety nets saved the lives of 19.

*600,000 rivets

*5.2 billion dollars to construct in today’s dollars

*Longest suspension bridge until the New York City’s Verrazano Narrows Bridge was constructed in 1964

1990 Chris Colfer – The most iconic character in the show Glee is Kurt, played by talented singer and dancer Chris Colfer.

*Nominated for Emmy Awards in 2010 and 2011

*Struck by Lightning (book)

*The Wishing Spell (The Land of Stories (book)

1837 Wild Bill Hickok –Kansas lawman Wild Bill Hickok was one of the greatest gunmen of the old west. Aces and eights is known as the dead mans hand because it was poker hand he held when he shot.

*sheriff of Hays City and marshal of Abilene

*spy for the Union Army

*famous for the McCanles Massacre shootout

*Dueled Davis Tutt

*Romanitcally linked to Calamity Jane

*Starred as himself in the Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show

1911 Vincent Price – Horror film icon Vincent Price had a resurgence late in his career because Michael Jackson asked him to be the iconic narration voice in the song Thriller.

*Distinctive voice

*Horror film actor

*The Tingler

*The Ten Commandments

*The Fly

*The Saint

*gourmet cook and art collector

1973 Jack McBrayer – Goofy comedy actor Jack McBrayer is probably best known as the goofy hillbilly page in 30 Rock.

*Late Night with Conan O'Brien

*30 Rock

*Arrested Development

*Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!

*Ugly Americans

*Phineas and Ferb

*Wreck-It Ralph

1922 Christopher Lee – And finally Christopher Lee was Dracula, a Bond Villain, Sherlock, Death, Lucifer, Count Dooku, and Saruman. In World War II he was hunted by the Nazi’s because he was a spy for the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare.

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