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SANDY KOZEL

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Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful call with the
telephone on this day in 1876. He spoke the words "Mr. Watson,
come here, I want to see you."

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On this day in 1969, James Earl Ray pled guilty in Memphis, TN, to
the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Ray later repudiated the
guilty plea and maintained his innocence until his death in April of
1998.

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Police stand with civil rights leaders Ralph Abernathy (2L), Andrew
Young (3L), and Jesse Jackson (4L), and others on the balcony of
the the Lorraine Motel over body of slain American civil rights leader 
Dr. Martin Luther King following his assassination in Memphis, TN
on April 4, 1968.

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Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko
(September 24, 1911 – March 10, 1985)

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Herman Tarnower
(March 18, 1910 – March 10, 1980)

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Walter Matthau (left) and Art Carney (right) opened
on Broadway in "The Odd Couple" on this day in
1965. It later became a hit on television.

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SANDY KOZEL

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In a Cambridge University laboratory on this day in 1953, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick discovered the double-
helix structure of DNA.

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On this day in 1993, U.S. Federal agents raided the compound of an armed religious cult in Waco, TX. The ATF had planned to arrest
the leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, on federal
firearms charges. Four agents and six Davidians were killed and
a 51-day standoff followed.
      

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Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated in Stockholm
on this day in 1986. He was 59.


Blood on a street in downtown Stockholm, Sweden, after the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.

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Album released on this day in 1983. It became groups first number-
one album in the UK.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City at
the age of 39 by assassins identified as Black Muslims.

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It was on this day in 1972.

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President and Mrs. Nixon visit the Great Wall of China.

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In Baton Rouge, LA, on this day in 1988, TV evangelist Jimmy
Swaggart confessed to his congregation that he was guilty
of unspecified sin. He announced that he was leaving the
pulpit temporarily. Swaggart had been linked to an admitted
prostitute.
        

        
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
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Jimmy Lee Swaggart will be 82 years old on March 15.

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Chicago stockbroker Steve Fossett became the first person to fly
solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon on this day in 1995. He
landed in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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James Stephen "Steve" Fossett
(April 22, 1944 –
c. September 3, 2007)

Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007, while flying a light aircraft
(below) over the
Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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United States entered World War II on this day in 1941 when
it declared war against Japan. The act came one day after the
Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Britain and Canada also declared
war on Japan.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Declaration
of War against Japan.

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In New York City on this day in 1980, Mark David Chapman shot
John Lennon to death. Lennon had autographed an album for
Chapman earlier in the day .

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John Lennon (left) signs Mark Chapman’s copy of ‘Double Fantasy’ outside the Dakota Building.

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“Double Fantasy” album by John Lennon.

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Mark David Chapman turned 62 May 10.

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ED DANAHUE

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On this  day in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery,
AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was
arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the
U.S.        

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Sergei M. Kirov, a collaborator of Joseph Stalin, was assassinated
at the Leningrad party headquarters on this day in 1934.

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Beatlemania arrived in America on this day in 1963 with the release
of the single “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.

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Heywood "Woody" Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is 82
years old today.

Iconic writer and director Woody Allen is known for his unique blend
of comedy and style. His most celebrated films include Annie Hall
(1977), Manhattan (1979), And Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). He
performed card and magic tricks in his youth and underwent the legal
process of changing his name to Heywood Allen when he was 17.

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