On this day in history.

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  1. J. A.

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    November 9, 1934:
    Carl Edward Sagan, American astronomer, astrophysicist, author and cosmologist was born in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
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    Excellent writer and communicator - read several of his books and enjoyed his TV show Cosmos: A Personal Voyage - Dave :)
     
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    I remember watching his TV series when I was a teenager. He was the main reason for my interest in astronomy.
     
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    I bought his Cosmos series over 20 years ago on VHS. He was a wonderful presenter, able to interest many people in the mysteries of the universe.
     
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    November 10, 1969;

    The television debut of Sesame Street. After 46 years and 4,384 episodes it's still going strong. Sesame Street - Wikipedia
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    Scifan.. - well, I beat you to that one on the last page, but will still give you a LIKE - ;) Dave
     
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    Even now it's still fascinating. My son found the series on youtube. Needless to say that he enjoyed watching it.
     
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    It's important enough to rate two posts.:)
     
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    Yep, Jim Henson, the Muppets, Sesame Street, and all of the Muppet movies over the decades - suspect that Susan & I have seen most of those films - Henson was a treasure and his untimely death a tragedy. :( Dave
     
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    We must also remember his contribution to Star Wars in the realization of Yoda. When I first heard Yoda speak I thought he sounds just like Fozzie Bear from Sesame Street. Frank Oz was the voice of Yoda for the first 7 Star Wars movies and was the primary puppeteer for the original trilogy and episode 1 The Phantom Menace.
     
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