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In Luneburg Germany on this day in 1945, Heinrich Himmler, the
head of the Nazi Gestapo, committed suicide while imprisoned
by the Allied forces.

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Heinrich Himmler dead after committing suicide by means of a
hidden cyanide capsule.

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On this day in 1960, Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.

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On this day in 1934, in Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and
Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers. The
bank robbers were riding in a stolen Ford Deluxe (below).

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Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died on this day in 1937.

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Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002)

Sam Snead was a professional golfer who was one of the top players in
the world for most of four decades. Snead won a record 82
PGA Tour
events, including seven
majors. He never won the U.S. Open, though
he was runner-up four times.

Snead’s nickname was "Slammin’ Sammy", and he was admired by
many for having the so-called "perfect swing," He died in Hot Springs,
Virginia, in 2002 following complications from a
stroke, four days before
his 90th birthday.

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ACTOR CLINT WALKER HAS DIED AT 91

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Norman Eugene "Clint" Walker (May 30, 1927 – May 21, 2018)

Clint Walker, who played the title character in the early ABC- TV western
"Cheyenne” (1955-1963) died Monday of congestive heart failure at a
hospital in Grass Valley, California.

In addition to "Cheyenne," he had small but visible roles in classic films
including 1956’s "The Ten Commandments" and 1967’s "The Dirty Dozen."

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PARK FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1902

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Crater Lake National Park is located in southern Oregon. The lake is
in a dormant volcano and is an average of 1,943 feet deep, making
it the deepest lake in the United States. It was created by one of the
largest volcanic explosions in history when Mt. Mazama exploded
over seven thousand years ago, collapsing on itself.

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The cataclysmic eruption of Mount Mazama 7,700 years ago began
with a towering column of pumice and ash, as depicted in this
painting by Paul Rockwood.
      
 

Crater Lake National Park at Winter

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On this day in 1939, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini signed a
military alliance between Germany and Italy known as the "Pact
of Steel."

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Nazi Germany’s Adolf Hitler and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.

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President Richard Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit
Russia on this day in 1972. He met with Soviet leader Leonid
Brezhnev.

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In Birmingham, AL. on this day in 2002, a jury convicted former Ku
Klux Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry (above) of murder in the 1963
church bombing that killed four girls shown on the memorial below.

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Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s "Tonight Show" for the last time on
this day in 1992. He had been host for 30 years.

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Laurence Kerr Olivier (Baron Olivier)  (May 22, 1907 – July 11, 1989)

English actor and director Laurence Olivier who, along with his
contemporaries
Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated
the
British stage of the mid-20th century. He also worked in films
throughout his career, playing more than fifty cinema roles. Late
in his career, he had considerable success in television roles.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Charles A. Lindberg completed the first solo nonstop airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean on this day in 1927. The trip began May 20.

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The American branch of the Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton
on this day in 1881.

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Clarissa "Clara" Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912)

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Fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks (above) was murdered in a
"thrill killing" committed by Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard
Loeb (below) on this day in 1924. The killers were students
at the University of Chicago.


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On this day in 1959, the musical "Gypsy" opened on Broadway
and played 702 performances, closing on March 25, 1961 at the
Imperial Theatre.

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From left: Sandra Church as Louise, Ethel Merman starred as
Rose, and Jack Klugman as Herbie.

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