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ACTOR SAM SHEPARD HAS DIED AT 73

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At age 21.

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Samuel Shepard Rogers III (November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017)

(FoxNews) – It was learned today, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor
Sam Shepard, died at his Kentucky home Thursday, July 27th.

A family spokesperson said the Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author
whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in
the American West, died from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease,
or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


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ED DONAHUE

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The space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon’s
surface on this day in 1964.

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It was on this day in 1777.

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Sens. Thomas Eagleton (left) and George McGovern were chosen as their
parties candidates for vice president and president, respectively, at the
Democratic National Convention in 1972. Due to health issues and other
personal problems, Eagleton withdrew as McGovern’s running mate on
this day in 1972.

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J.K. Rowling (Joanne Rowling) is 52 years young today.

English-born author J.K. Rowling wrote the bestselling Harry Potter fantasy
books. Her first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
(1997), was followed by six equally popular installments, all of which were
made into feature films. She began writing as a child, creating stories about
a rabbit family for her younger sister’s enjoyment. 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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World War I officially began on this day in 1914 when Austria-
Hungary declared war on Serbia.

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Federal troops forcibly dispersed the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans
who had gathered in Washington,
DC. They were demanding money they
were not scheduled to receive until 1945.

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A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City’s Empire State Empire State Building on this day in 1945. The freak accident was caused by heavy fog.

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An Army B-25 Mitchell bomber, similar to the aircraft that crashed.

    
     
     
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Jacqueline Lee
"Jackie" Kennedy Onassis
 ( Bouvier) 
(July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994)

Former First Lady of the United States and widow of President John
F. Kennedy
, Jacqueline was seen as a symbol of American style,
elegance, and grace. The image of her in the aftermath of her
husband’s assassination in 1963 is one of the most iconic images
in American history.

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November 22, 1963 – Not published in LIFE – President John Kennedy
and wife Jackie Kennedy at Love Field in Dallas, Texas… just hours
before his assassination.

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The battle began on this day in 1861 at Manassas Junction, VA.
and the Confederates won the battle.

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The "Monkey Trial" ended on this day in 1925 in Dayton, TN. John T. Scopes
was convicted and fined $100 for violating the state prohibition on teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The conviction was later overturned on a legal technicality because the judge had set the fine instead of the jury.

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John T. Scopes

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That first war ended on this day in 1954.

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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961)

Ernest Hemingway was an American modernist author whose most
famous works include The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms,
and For Whom the Bell Tolls. A Nobel Prize-winning author associated
with the "Lost Generation," Hemingway became known for both his
adventurous lifestyle and his eloquently sparse literary aesthetic.

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Founded on this day in 1802.

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On July 4, 1939, Yankees fans were given their chance to say
farewell to Lou Gehrig.

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John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933)

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States who was
mostly remembered for being a man of few words, which earn him the
nickname Silent Cal. He was a farmer, school teacher, and local store
clerk. Coolidge achieved national recognition for his handling of the
Boston Police Strike of 1919. He held a record number of presidential
press conferences for the time, totaling 520.

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