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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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Occurred on this day in 1912.

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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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SANDY KOZEL

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Martin Luther (Michael) King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

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William Henry Harrison Sr. (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841)

Harrison died of complications from pneumonia 31 days into his term,
serving the shortest tenure in United States presidential history. He
was the first president to die in office.

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It was on this day in 1974.

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               Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron turned 83 in February.

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Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his last speech just 24 hours
before he was assassinated.

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It was on this day in 1936 when Bruno Richard Hauptmann was
executed. 

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Aviator Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son, Charles Lindbergh, Jr.

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On this day in 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan, into law.

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Marlon Brando (1940) military school photo.

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Marlon Brando, Jr.
(April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004)

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