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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Full diplomatic relations were established between the United States
and Vietnam on this day in 1995. President Clinton (above) made the
announcement of the normalization.


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The United States’ first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel on this day in 1804.

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On this day in 1979, the abandoned United States space station
Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and
showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

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Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox on
this day in 1914.

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

Laurence Olivier was among actors who dominated the British stage of the
mid-20th century. For his work in films, Olivier received four Academy
Awards
: an honorary award for Henry V (1947), a Best Actor award and
one as producer for Hamlet (1948), and a second honorary award in 1979
to recognize his lifetime of contribution to the art of film. He was nominated
for nine other acting Oscars and one each for production and direction. Late
in his career, he had considerable success in television roles.

 

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1947, the engagement of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth
to Lt. Philip Mountbatten was announced.
 

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On this day in 1997, Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing ring
and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander Holyfield
during their bout on June 22, 1997 (below).

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Actor Rodney Stephen Steiger
(April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002)

Cited as "one of Hollywood’s most charismatic
and dynamic stars", Steiger died of
pneumonia
and kidney failure as a result of complications
from surgery for a
gall bladder tumor on July 9,
2002,
in Los Angeles. He was 77.

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Rod Steiger in 1969

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Rod Steiger received his third Oscar nomination and won
his only Oscar for playing Gillespie, a police chief in the
1969 film The Heat of the Night (1967).

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Popular actor Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is 62 today.

Legendary actor Tom Hanks has won back-to-back Academy Awards for
Best Actor for his roles in
Philadelphia in 1993 and Forrest Gump in
1994. He has starred in many other classics, including
Cast Away 
(2000),
The Green Mile (1999), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Apollo
13
(1995).

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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From left: John Lennon and Paul McCartney were introduced to each other on this day in 1957.

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The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago on this day in
1933. The American League beat the National League 4-2.

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The Biafran War erupted on this day in 1967. The war lasted two-
and-a-half years. About 600,000 people died.

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Late Odumegwu Ojukwu (left) leader of the breakaway Republic
of Biafra from 1967 to 1970.

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One of the casualties of the war.

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Mexican  painter Frida Kahlo de Rivera (Magdalena Carmen Frida
Kahlo y Calderón)
  (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954)

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Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title on
this day in 1957. She was the first black athlete to win the event.

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Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye)
(November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)

Roy Rogers was one of the most popular Western stars of his
era. Known as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in over
100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The
Roy Rogers Show
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Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

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Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998. He had
been residing in
Apple Valley, CA. Roy was buried at Sunset Hills 
Memorial Park in Apple Valley, as was his wife Dale Evans three 
years later.

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MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1985

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The blockbuster action-comedy “Back to the Future”–in which John
DeLorean’s iconic concept car is memorably transformed into a time-
travel device–is released in theaters across the United States.

The film “Back to the Future,” directed by Robert Zemeckis, starred
Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a teenager who travels back 30 years
using a time machine built by the zany scientist Doc Brown
(Christopher Lloyd).

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Christopher Lloyd (left) and Michael J. Fox in a scene from “Back to
the Future”.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1776, Richard Henry Lee’s resolution to break away
from Britain was adopted by the Continental Congress.

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On this day in 1964, U.S. President Johnson signed the "Civil Rights
Act of 1964" into law. The act made it illegal in the
United states to discriminate against others because of their race.

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On this day in 1937, American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around
the world at the equator.

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On this day in 1881, Charles J. Guiteau (below) fatally wounded U.S. 
President James A. Garfield in Washington, DC.

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It was on this day in 1961.

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James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997)

Stewart was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning
one in competition for The Philadelphia Story (1940), and
received an
Academy Lifetime Achievement award in 1985.

In 1999, Stewart was named the third-greatest male screen
legend
of the Golden Age of Hollywood by the American
Film Institute
. The Institute has also named five of his
films to its list of the 100 best American films ever made.
 

Jimmy Stewart also had a noted military career as a
World War II and Vietnam War veteran and pilot. He 
died from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 89 at
his home in Beverly Hills, California.
 

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Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window, 1954.

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