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On this   day in 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death
penalty could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." The
ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws.

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Israel removed barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem on this day in 1967.

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On this day in 1995, the shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space
station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever
to orbit the Earth.

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Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002)

Singer and actress Rosemary Clooney came to prominence
in the early 1950s with the song "
Come On-a My House",
which was followed by other pop numbers such as "
Botch-
a-Me
", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey
There
" and "This Ole House".

A long-time smoker, Clooney was diagnosed with lung cancer
at the end of 2001. Around this time, she gave one of her last
concerts in Hawaii, backed by the
Honolulu Symphony Pops;
her last song was "
God Bless America". Her final show was
at Red Bank New Jersey’s Count Basie Theater in December
2001. Despite
surgery, she died six months later on June 29,
2002, at her Beverly Hills home. Her nephew, actor
George
Clooney
, was a pallbearer at her funeral, which was attended
by numerous stars.

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Pallbearers carry the casket of Rosemary Clooney out of St. Patrick’s Church after funeral services in Maysville, Ky. Actor George Clooney,
at center.

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Recorded live on November 16, 2001, Released on
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Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003)

Actress Katharine Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than
60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from
comedy to literary drama,
and she received four
Academy Awards—a record for any performer—for
Best Actress. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute
as the
greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

In 1997, Katharine Hepburn had become very weak, was speaking and eating
very little, and it was feared she would die. She showed signs of
dementia in
her final years. In May 2003, an aggressive tumor was found in Hepburn’s
neck. The decision was made not to medically intervene, and she died from
a cardiac arrest on June 29, 2003, a month after her 96th birthday at the
Hepburn family home in
Fenwick, Connecticut.

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                               CAMILLE BOHANNON                         

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In Britain on this day in 1967, "Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released by the Beatles. It was released June 2 in the U.S.

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Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)


Iconic sex symbol Marilyn Monroe starred in the classic comedy
Some
Like It
Hot (1959) and became the most famous woman in the world
during the 1950s.
Her other memorable films include 1955’s The Seven
Year Itch and 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Personal struggles took
hold of her late in her
career and she died of an overdose of barbiturates
at the young age of 36. The above photo is from Marilyn Monroe’s final
photoshoot, just three weeks before her death.

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Cable News Network (CNN) made its debut as the first all-news
station on this day in 1980. Ted Turner (above) launched the
network.

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Brigham Young (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877)


Brigham Young was the second
president of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints
(LDS Church) from 1847
until his death in 1877. He founded
Salt Lake City and he
served as the first
governor of the Utah Territory. Young
also led the founding’s of the precursors to the
University
of Utah
and Brigham Young University.

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A statue of Brigham Young at the Mormon Temple in Salt Lake
City, Utah.

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Helen Adams Keller (Born June 27, 1880, Tuscumbia, Alabama,
died June 1, 1968,
Westport, Connecticut), She was a author
and
educator who was blind and deaf. Her education and
training represent an extraordinary accomplishment in the
education of persons with these disabilities.


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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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On this day in 1927, Charles Lindbergh (below) took off from New
York to cross the Atlantic for Paris aboard his airplane the "Spirit
of St.
Louis." The flight took 33 1/2 hours.


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On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off to fly solo across the
Atlantic Ocean. She became the first woman to achieve the feat.


The Lockheed Vega 5B flown by Amelia Earhart as seen on display
at the
National Air and Space Museum.

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A white mob attacked the Freedom Riders in Montgomery, AL
. on
this day in 1961.
The event prompted the federal government to
send U.S. marshals (below).

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In Spain on this day in 1506, explorer Christopher Columbus died in
poverty at age 54. He had been in poor health and bedridden for
some time.

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Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989)

Gilda Radner was a comedian, writer, actress, and one of seven original
cast members
of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. Her
SNL work established her as an iconic figure in the history of American
comedy.
 


Radner was admitted to
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on
May 17, 1989, to undergo a
CT scan. She was given a sedative and went
into a coma during the scan. She did not regain consciousness and died
three days later, from ovarian cancer and complications due to intestinal perforation on May 20, 1989; husband Gene Wilder was at her side.

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Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner, January 30, 1989.

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Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday" for President John F. Kennedy (below). The event was a fund-raiser at
New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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Malcolm X  (Malcolm Little) (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965)

Iconic Muslim minister, leader of the Nation of Islam, and human rights
activist, Malcom X spoke out against disenfranchisement of African
Americans and white supremacy.  His autobiography, published shortly
after his assassination in 1965, is considered one of the most important
nonfiction books of the 20th century. 
 
 

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John and Jacqueline Kennedy.

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Aristotle and Jacqueline Onassis.

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Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (Bouvier)  
(July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994)

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In Massapequa, NY. on this day in 1992, Mary Jo Buttafuoco
was shot and seriously wounded by Amy Fisher. Fisher was
her husband Joey’s teen-age lover.

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Amy Elizabeth Fisher will be 44 on August 21. 

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Mary Jo and her husband Joey Buttafuoco.

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Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend is 73 years old today.

Pete Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and
multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist, backing
vocalist, and principal songwriter for the rock band
the Who. His
career with the Who spans over 50 years, during which time the
band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of
the 20th century.

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