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SANDY KOZEL

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Nazi Germany’s capital Berlin falls in World War II on this day in
1945 after 12 days of fierce house-to-house fighting.

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The Death of one of the most diversely talented individuals ever
to have lived, Leonardo Da Vinci, was on this day in 1519.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s last words were: "I have offended God and
mankind. My work did not reach the quality it should have."

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It was on this day in 1863

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             John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972)

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ED DONAHUE

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On this day in 2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, center, blesses
the coffin containing the body of Pope John Paul II during his
funeral mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.

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Pablo Ruiz y Picasso (October 25, 1881 – April 8, 1973)

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It was on this day in 1974.

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PAINTING SOLD ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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Portrait of a Boy (previously Portrait of Titus) by Rembrandt
sold for $7,770.00.

Titus van Rijn was born in Amsterdam on September 22, 1641, the
fourth child of the famed artist Rembrandt van Rijn and his wife
Saskia van Uylenburgh. Titus is best known as a figure or model
in his father’s paintings and studies. He died in 1668 and was
buried in the Westerkerk in Amsterdam.

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
(July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669)

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FIRST APPEARANCE ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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The daily syndicated newspaper comic strip Dennis the Menace was originally
created, written, and illustrated by Hank Ketcham. It debuted in 16 newspapers
and was originally distributed by Post-Hall Syndicate. It is now written and drawn
by Ketcham’s former assistants, Marcus Hamilton and Ron Ferdinand, and is
distributed to at least 1,000 newspapers in 48 countries and in 19 languages
by King Features Syndicate.

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Henry King Ketcham  (March 14, 1920 – June 1, 2001)

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MIKE GRACIA

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Walter Cronkite’s last day in the anchor chair at the CBS Evening
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Robert "Rob" Reiner is 70 years old today.

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