2020 Current Events Study Guide

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Trivia dorks (anyone like that here) will mourn losing this little nugget about the state with the longest name.

https://www.newser.com/story/292595/rho ... -name.html

I could see a category about things that changed their name when/if the new season begins. They will certainly have a lot of material.

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The Mississippi state legislature has voted to replace its state flag. Mississippi is the last remaining state to include the Confederate battle emblem in the design of its official state flag. The governor has announced he will sign the change into law.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mississipp ... le-emblem/

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Johnny Mandel, the Oscar- and Grammy-winning songwriter of “The Shadow of Your Smile,” “Emily,” and the theme from “MASH,” has died. He was 94.

Mandel scored more than 30 films during his Hollywood career, including the 1960s films The Americanization of Emily, The Sandpiper, Harper, An American Dream, The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming, and Point Blank.

In 1970 he scored the film MASH, which required a song he cobbled together from a lyric by director Robert Altman’s 15-year-old son Michael. That tune, “Suicide Is Painless,” later became, in instrumental form, the theme for the long-running TV series and one of his most famous works.

His later film scores included The Last Detail, The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea, Agatha, Being There, Caddyshack, Deathtrap, and The Verdict. Altogether, Mandel racked up one Oscar, three Golden Globe nominations, three Emmy nominations, five Grammy wins, and another twelve Grammy nominations.

Mandel received the Golden Score Award from the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers in 1996; was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2010; and named a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2011.

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NASA HQ in Washington never had a name...but it does now: Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters

Mary W. Jackson was one of the "Hidden Figures"
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Jeopardy fan Carl Reiner has died at 98. He was also a comedy legend.

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alietr wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:03 am
Jeopardy fan Carl Reiner has died at 98. He was also a comedy legend.
He also sired a comedy legend with Meathead.

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Hugh Downs has died at 99. He hosted a number of shows, including Today, 20/20, and Concentration.

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Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:14 pm
Hugh Downs has died at 99. He hosted a number of shows, including Today, 20/20, and Concentration.
Prior to Regis breaking it, Hugh had the record for most time spent on television.
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Popular Twitch streamer and professional gamer Byron Bernstein, a.k.a. "Reckful," has died at the age of 31. The cause of death is being reported as a suicide. According to his Twitter bio, Reckful was one of the top World of Warcraft players in the world and regularly streamed on Twitch, where he had 950,000-plus followers. He ranked #1 in six consecutive seasons of WoW, the popular multiplayer online role-playing game.

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The NFL has announced that "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing," a song also known as the Black national anthem, will be performed live or played prior to "The Star Spangled Banner" at each of the league's Week 1 games in 2020.

"Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" was a poem written by school principal James Weldon Johnson in 1900 to commemorate the birthday of Abraham Lincoln. Weldon's brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, put the words to music. In 1919, the NAACP adopted the song as "The Negro National Anthem." Today the song appears in most church hymnals and is still sung in many churches across North America.

You can read the lyrics here, and I encourage you to do so.

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#7982, aired 2019-04-30 BROOKLYN $600: Joey Chestnut said, "I found a vicious rhythm" after downing 74 hot dogs on July 4, 2018 in this Brooklyn neighborhood

2020: His record is now 75.

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