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TIM MAGUIRE


It was on this day in 1968 when a South Carolina civil rights protest
turned deadly.

White Law Enforcement Takes Aim at Black Students

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Businessman William Dickson Boyce (1858 – 1929)
incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on this day
in 1910. According to Scouting magazine, Boyce was
completely lost in a thick London fog in 1909 when a
boy came up to him and led him to where he wanted
to go.

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William D. Boyce Memorial – Ottawa, IL.

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Today is National Boy Scouts Day.

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CANCER TAKES FRANK ROBINSON AT AGE 83

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Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019)

Frank Robinson played in Major League Baseball for five teams from 1956 to
1976, and became the only player to win the
MLB Most Valuable Player Award
in both the
National League and American League. He won the Triple Crown,
was a member of two teams that won the
World Series (the 1966 and 1970
Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the
time of his retirement (he is currently 10th). Robinson was elected to the
Baseball Hall of Fame in
1982.

Robinson was the first black manager in MLB history. He managed the
Cleveland Indians during the last two years of his playing career, with
a 186–189 record. He went on to manage the
San Francisco Giants, the
Baltimore Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. He
was the honorary President of the
American League. Robinson died in
Los Angeles as a result of bone cancer.

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SANDY KOZEL


On this day in 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into the nation’s territorial waters on a
spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.

The Pueblo’s mission began in early January, 1968, when the crew
set off from the U.S. Navy base on Yokosuka, Japan with orders to conduct surveillance on Soviet Navy and North Korean signal and electronic intelligence activity.

Pueblo, is still being held by North Korea today, officially remains
a
commissioned vessel of the United States Navy. Since early 2013,
the ship has been
moored along the Potong River in Pyongyang, and       
used there as a museum ship at the Pyongyang Victorious War
Museum
. 


        
        
        
        
       
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The captured crew (above) were beaten and nearly starved in the
incident that almost led to another war.

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Pueblo on display in North Korea, 2012.

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North Koreans raise their fists during a rally in 2010 in front of the
U.S. Navy spy ship Pueblo.

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On this day in 1977, the TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel. Roots received 37 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It also won a
Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented
Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third-highest-rated episode for any type of television series, and the
second-most watched overall series finale in U.S. television
history.


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LeVar Burton as Kunta Kinte, a warrior of the Mandinka people
in Gambia who is captured by slavers and taken to Annapolis,
Md.

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)


Television host, comedian, writer, and producer Johnny Carson was 
best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962–1992) on NBC. Carson received six
Emmy Awards, the Television
Academy
‘s 1980 Governor’s Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was
inducted into the
Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987 awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center
Honor
in 1993.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon and it was dedicated as the world’s largest office building located just outside
Washington,
DC, in Arlington, VA. The structure covers 34 acres of
land and has 17 miles of corridors.

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The first National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl was played on
this day in 1967. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City
Chiefs of the American Football League. The final score was 35-10.


Even though ticket prices averaged just $12, it was the only Super Bowl that
didn’t sell out. The game aired on two different networks, NBC and CBS and
drew in an audience of more than 61,000 fans. The popularity of the event
continued to grow after the leagues integrated.

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Super Bowl I – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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The Packers quarterback Bart Starr.

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Football great and TV commentator Frank Gifford (second from left).

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MIKE GRACIA

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