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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton’s Grand Jury testimony in the
Monica Lewinsky scandal is aired on national television.

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
is a
children’s fantasy
novel
by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on
this day in 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for
the
Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York
Herald Tribune
for best juvenile fiction.

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2,1973)

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On this day in 1970,  "NFL Monday Night Football" made its debut on
ABC-TV. The game was between the Cleveland Browns and the New
York Jets. The Browns won 31-21.


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The booth team: Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson and Don Meredith.

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Sandra Day O’Connor was confirmed as the first woman to serve as a
Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on this day in 1981. President Ronald
(above) made the appointment.

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Sandra Day O’Connor turned 87 in March.

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Stephen Edwin King is 70 years old today.

Author Stephen King‘s bestselling horror, science fiction, and suspense
novels include Carrie, The Shining, Misery, and The Dark Tower series. His numerous literary honors include a
Bram Stoker Award, an O. Henry Award,
and a National Book Foundation Medal.

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William (Bill) James Murray is 67 years old today.

Comedian and actor Bill Murray was nominated for an Academy
Award for Best Actor for his starring role in the 2003 film Lost
in Translation. Murray’s best known films include Caddyshack,
Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day. Prior to his film career, he
was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1977 to 1980. In
his youth, he worked as a golf caddy to fund his high school
education. Bill began taking pre-med courses at Regis University
in Denver, Colorado, but dropped out.

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From Caddyshack, 1980.

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Bill Murry in the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day.

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From Goastbusters, 1984.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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It was on this day in 1963.

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On this day in 2005, President George W. Bush spoke to the nation
from New Orleans, promising the United States government will pay
most of the costs of rebuilding the Gulf Coast ravaged by Hurricane
Katrina. It would be one of the largest reconstruction projects the
world has ever seen.

Bush acknowledged his administration had failed to adequately
respond to Hurricane Katrina, which killed hundreds of people
across five states.

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The Nuremberg Laws were enacted by Nazi Germany on this day in
1935. The act stripped all German Jews of their civil rights and the swastika was made the official symbol of Nazi Germany.

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On this day in 1950, U.N. forces landed at Inchon, Korea in an
attempt to relieve South Korean forces and recapture Seoul.

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British-Hessian troops under the command of General Howe march
through New York as they took over the city during the American
Revolution on this day in 1776. 

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British troops landing at Kip’s Bay, Manhattan, New York.

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William Oliver Stone is 71 years old today.

Oliver Stone is a screenwriter, film producer, and director of motion
pictures
and documentaries. Stone won an Academy Award for Best
Adapted Screenplay
as writer of Midnight Express(1978). He also
wrote the acclaimed gangster movie Scarface (1983). As a director,
Stone achieved prominence as director/writer of the war drama
Platoon
(1986).  

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1972.

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A secret service agent thwarts as assassination attempt on President Gerald
Ford on this date in 1975. He apparently spotted a loaded .45 caliber semi
automatic handgun in the hands of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme pointed
directly at the President when he reached out and wrestled it way from
her (below).

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 Jack Kerouac’s "On the Road" was first published on this day in
1957.

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Jack Kerouac (Jean-Louis Kérouac)
(March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969)

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Mother Teresa (Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu)
(August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997)

Mother Teresa was known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of
Calcutta. A controversial figure
during her life and after her death,
Teresa was admired by many for her charitable work and was both 
praised and criticized for her
opposition to abortion.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Confederates defeated Union forces at the second Battle of Bull 
Run in Manassas,
VA. on this day in 1862.

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Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme Court justice on this day in 1967.

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Guion Bluford, first African American in space

The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr.
aboard on this day in 1983. He was the first black American to
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Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr. will be 75 on November 22.

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Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut with the Detroit
Tigers on this day in 1905.

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On CBS-TV "The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered
on this day in 1993.

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On this day in 1996, President Bill Clinton
signed legislation that ended guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanded work 
from recipients.

   

   

        
        
        
       
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     Assonated on this day in 1989.

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Ray Douglas Bradbury
(August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012)

Ray Bradbury was an American author and screenwriter. He worked
in a variety of genres, including fantasy, science fiction, horror and
mystery fiction.

Widely known for his novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953), and his science
fiction and horror story collections The Martian Chronicles (1950),
and The Illustrated Man (1951).

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