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Today in History for May 26: In 735, Bede the Venerable, known as the father of English church history, Benedictine monk, priest, writer, hymn writer, died at about age 62.

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Today in Music History for May 26: In 735, Bede the Venerable, known as the father of English church history, Benedictine monk, priest, writer, hymn writer, died at about age 62.

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 25: Actress Ann Robinson ("War of the Worlds") is 95. Classical pianist Robert Silverman is 86. Actor Sir Ian McKellen ("Lord of the Rings") is 85. Country singer Jessi Colter is 81. Actress-singer Leslie Uggams is 81.

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Today in History for May 25: In 585 B.C., the first known prediction of a solar eclipse occurred. In 1085, Alfonso VI of Castile captured Toledo, Spain, and brought the Moorish centre of science into Christian hands.

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Today in Music History May 25: In 1893, Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman, leader of one of the most famous family groups in country music, was born in Monorat, Va.

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 31: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 94. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary is 86. Singer-keyboardist Augie Meyers of the Texas Tornadoes and the Sir Douglas Quintet is 84.

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Celebrity Birthdays for June 1: Singer Pat Boone is 90. Actor Morgan Freeman is 87. Opera singer Frederica von Stade is 79. '60s pop singer Linda Scott is 79. Actor Brian Cox ("Deadwood") is 78. Guitarist Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones is 77.

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 30: Actress Ruta Lee is 89. Actor Keir Dullea ("2001: A Space Odyssey") is 88. Guitarist Lenny Davidson of The Dave Clark Five is 80. Actor-comedian Don Ferguson (Royal Canadian Air Farce) is 78.

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Today in Music History for June 3: In 1875, French composer Georges Bizet died in Paris at age 36. In 1942, Curtis Mayfield, a driving force in R&B music as singer, writer, producer and record company owner, was born in Chicago.

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Today in Music History for June 2: In 1857, English composer Sir Edward Elgar was born. Music composed in 1897 for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee brought him public recognition.