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It was on this day in 1927.

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On this day in 1924, fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks was murdered in a 
"thrill killing" committed by Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb. The
killers were students at the University of Chicago.

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Nathan Leopold (left) and his partner Richard Loeb. (right) confessed
that they had kidnapped and murdered Bobby Franks solely for the
thrill of the experience.

 

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Founded on this day in 1881.

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FORMER FOOTBALL PRO IS 48 TODAY

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Emmitt James Smith III

Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith retired with an NFL record 18,355
rushing yards. He was selected to eight Pro Bowls, led the NFL in rushing four
seasons, and won three Super Bowl Championships. After retirement, he won
the third season of Dancing with the Stars with Cheryl Burke. He rushed for
over 100 yards in 45 of the 49 games that he started in for his high school
football team. Emmitt Smith spent his last two NFL seasons with the Arizona
Cardinals and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

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BASEBALL ALL-STAR IS 86 TODAY

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Willie Howard Mays, Jr. was born in Westfield, Alabama.

Willie Mays is a Hall of Fame outfielder and 24-time All-Star known as the "Say
Hey Kid." He hit 660 home runs for the New York and San Francisco Giants
and the New York Mets and was a 2-time National League MVP as well as a
World Series Champion with the Giants in 1954.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students during an
anti-Vietnam war protest at Kent State University on this day in
1970.

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It was on this day in 1979.

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On this day in 1886.

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It began on this day in 1961.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1980.

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The burned remains of a C-130 cargo plane used in the aborted
raid to rescue U.S. embassy hostages.

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Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is 75 today.

Barbra Streisand is among a small group of entertainers
who have been honored with an
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar,
and Tony Award
, and is one of only two artists who have
also won a Peabody. Streisand is one of the best-selling
music artists of all time
, with more than 68.5 million albums
in the U.S.and a total of 145 million records sold worldwide.

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