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It was on this day in 2005.

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John Wilkes Booth

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Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began on this day in
1987 with National Security Council staff member Oliver North
testifying before a Congressional committee.  He was ultimately
indicted on 16 felony counts.

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It was on this day in 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced
he was nominating
Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to
become the first female justice on the
U.S. Supreme Court.

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Sandra Day O’Connor turned 81 in March.

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Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) is 77 years old today.

Ringo Starr was asked to join The Beatles after their drummer
Pete Best had a falling out with the band.

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SANDY KOZEL

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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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James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881)

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

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James Garfield depicted on his deathbed.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie one hour before they would be
shot a killed by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip as they drove through the
streets of Sarajevo on this day in 1914.

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Six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba from the U.S. with his father
on this day in 2000. The child had been the center of an international
custody dispute.

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Elián González turned 23 on December 6.

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Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield’s
ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight
in Las Vegas, NV on this day in 1997.

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Mike Tyson (top) biting Evander Holyfield’s ear. 

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Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) is 91 years old today.

As a teenager, Mel Brooks was taught the drums by the great
Buddy Rich. In 1961, his comedy career took a big leap forward
when he and fellow comic legend Carl Reiner created a comedy
sketch called The 2000 Year Old Man.

In 2000, the American Film Institute released a list of the top 100
comedy films of all-time and Brooks had three films in the top 20:
Blazing Saddles (1974) (#6), The Producers (1968) (#11) and
Young Frankenstein (1974) (#13).

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Mel Brooks in Spaceballs (1987)

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Camille Bohannon

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It was on this day in 1968.

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It began on this day in 1967.

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U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall (above) gave a speech
at Harvard University in which he outlined what became to known
as the Marshall Plan on this day in 1947.


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The first case of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
was observed clinically on this day in 1981.   

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1865

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The Ampex Design Team with the first broadcast videotape
recorder on this day in 1956
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The Ampex Mark IV prototype Quad Videotape Recorder is seen
here being demonstrated to CBS television network affiliate representatives.

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Loretta Lynn
(Webb) is 85 today.

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Loretta Lynn released a new album called Full Circle on March 4,
2016, marking her first studio album in more than 10 years. 

Loretta focused on raising a family until receiving a guitar for an anniversary
gift. After teaching herself to play, she went on to play with the Pen Brothers’
band The Westerners.

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