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An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany,
found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes on this day
in 1946.

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The Berlin Airlift came to an end on this day in 1949. The airlift had taken
2.3 million tons of food into the western sector despite the Soviet blockade.

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African-American James Meredith James Meredith succeeded in registering
at the University of Mississippi on this day in 1962. It was his fourth attempt
to register.

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James Meredith is escorted by U.S. Marshals.

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James Howard Meredith turned 84 in June.

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The Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart opera The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote)
premiered in Vienna, Austria on this day in 1791.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791)

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James Byron Dean
(February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1997.

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Lech Walesa (standing), anti-communist leader of Solidarity in
Poland.

Poland’s Solidarity labor movement was born on this day in 1980 
with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day strike.

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Jack the Ripper’s first victim found dead in London on this day
in 1888.

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Itzhak Perlman in 1964.

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Itzhak Perlman is 72 years old today.

Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue. Over
the course of his career, he has performed worldwide, and throughout the
United States, in venues that have included a State Dinner at the White
House
honoring Queen Elizabeth II, and a Presidential Inauguration, and
he has conducted the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Westchester Philharmonic. In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Rocky Marciano (Rocco Francis Marchegiano)

(September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969)

On August 31, 1969, the evening before his 46th birthday,
Marciano was a passenger in a fatal small private plane
crash near an airfield outside Newton, Iowa
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The wreckage of the Cessna 172 lies under a large oak tree. Rocky
Marciano along with the pilot and another passenger died in the
crash.

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Sir George Ivan Morrison is 72 years old today.

Known as "Van the Man", singer/songwriter Van  Morrison
1950s, Much of his music is structured around soul music
and R&B, such as the popular single "Brown Eyed Girl”.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The Spanish Civil War began on this day in 1936 as Gen. Francisco Franco led an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North
Africa.

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Ted Kennedy after the accident.

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Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy
(February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009)
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) 

Nelson Mandela was a South African revolutionary and politician who radically
changed the conditions of the Apartheid state of South Africa by addressing institutionalized racism and inequality. He served 27 years in prison and, upon
his release in 1994, he became South Africa’s first black chief executive, an
office he served for five years. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993
while he was still in prison.

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Rickie Lee Skaggs is 63 years old today.

Rickie Skaggs is a country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and
composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar
and banjo. Skaggs was born in Cordell, Kentucky. He started playing music
at age 5 after he was given a mandolin by his father,

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EYE LOST IN ACCIDENT ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Sammy Davis Jr nearly lost his life in an automobile accident in San Bernardino,
California
. The impact of the crash had driven Sammy’s face into the steering
wheel, and his left eye was forced out of its socket by the bullet-shaped horn
button at the center of the wheel of his 1954 Cadillac. After wearing an eye
patch for years, he was fitted with a glass eye.

 

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Debut studio album, released in January of 1955.

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Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr.
(December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990)

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JOHNNY HORTON DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1960

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THE REMAINS OF JOHNNY HORTON’S 1960 CADAILLAC.

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John LaGale "Johnny" Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960).

On the night of November 4–5, 1960, country music and rockabilly singer 
Johnny Horton and two other band members were travelling from Austin,
Texas to Shreveport when they collided with an oncoming truck on a bridge
near Milano, Texas. Horton died en route to hospital. The two band members
survived, having received various injuries. 

When Johnny Cash, a good friend of Horton’s, learned about the accident
he said, “I locked myself in one of the hotel’s barrooms and cried.”


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FROM LEFT: JOHNNY CASH AND JOHNNY HORTON.

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