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George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)

Death of Washington, Dec: 14 . A.D. 1799

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Mount Vernon Estate seen from the Potomac River.

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Statue of George Washington, State
Capitol, Richmond, Virginia.

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Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985)

Roger Maris was an professional baseball player who played four seasons
in the
minor leagues and twelve seasons in the major leagues. He played
right field on four Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, from 1957 through
1968 and set the MLB record for
home runs during the 1961 season with
61, breaking
Babe Ruth‘s single-season record of 60 home runs in 1927.


Roger Maris was diagnosed with
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1983 and
died at age 51 at
M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.


Roger Maris plaque in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park.

October 2, 1961.  Cover of Sports Illustrated magazine featuring Roger Maris hitting one of his late-season, record home runs, with full story by Roger Kahn, “Pursuit of No. 60: The Ordeal of Roger Maris”.
October 2, 1961 cover of Sports Illustrated magazine
featuring Roger Maris hitting one of his late-season,
record home runs.

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Maris organized the annual Roger Maris
Celebrity Golf Tournament to raise money
for cancer research and treatment.  

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Saddam Hussein’s Underground Hiding Place.

Alive, Memes, and Spider: December 13, 2003: Deposed raqi
 leader Saddam Hussein is captured
 alive by US forces near Tikrit, lraq.
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An Iraqi-American named Samir, who served as a translator for the Special Forces, is pictured pinning Hussein to the ground. Hussein was pulled from a spider hole along with a Glock 18C, an AK-47, and $750,000 in US bank notes. Credit: @todayinamericanhistory

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The first Trial of Saddam Hussein began on October 19, 2005. He was
sentenced to death November 5, 2006 and was executed (below) the following month on December 30.

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Richard “Dick” Wayne Van Dyke 93 years old today.

Dick Van Dyke is the Star of The Dick Van Dyke Show 
on CBS (1961 – 1966) and Diagnosis: Murder on CBS 
(1993 – 2001). He won a SAG Life Achievement award      
in 2012 and a Disney Legend Award in 1998. He also      
starred in the 1964 classic
Mary Poppins and was 
cast in the film’s sequel, Mary Poppins Returns.        

        
        
        
       

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 Edward Donahue
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On this day in 2000, the
U.S.
Supreme Court found that the recount
ordered by the Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 U.S. Presidential election was unconstitutional. U.S. Vice President Al Gore (below) 
conceded the election to Texas Gov.
George W. Bush the next
day.

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President-elect George W. Bush (left) meets with Vice President Al
Gore following the election.







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