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SANDY KOZEL

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William Shakespeare (April 23, 1564 – April 23, 1616)

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James Earl Ray (March 10, 1928 – April 23, 1998)

Ray was the alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. April
4, 1968, in
Memphis, Tennessee. He was convicted on his       
forty-first birthday after entering a
guilty plea to forgo a jury     
trial. Had he been found guilty by jury trial, he would have      
been eligible for the death penalty.

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Cesar Chavez (César Estrada Chávez)
(March 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993)

Cesar Chavez was an American labor leader and civil rights
activist who, with
Dolores Huerta, co-founded the National
Farm Workers. Chavez died of unspecified natural causes
in
San Luis, Arizona, in the home of a former farm worker
and longtime friend.

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Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit his first major-league
home run on this day in 1954. He later became the home run
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Henry Louis Aaron became 84 years old in February.

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Adolf Hitler
(April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945)

Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi
Party
Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader")
of
Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World
War II in Europe
with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and
was central to
the Holocaust.

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Auschwitz concentration camp, the largest mass murder site in
human history.

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It was on this day in 1999.

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The "El Dorado" arriving with Cuban refugees during the Mariel
Boatlift which began on this day in 1980.

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Ted Williams made his baseball debut on this day in 1939.

Williams played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball career as a left
fielder
for the Boston Red Sox from 1939 to 1960, only interrupted by time
in the service during World War ll and the Korean War. Nicknamed "The
Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "The Thumper",
and
"The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived", Williams is regarded as one of the

greatest players in baseball history.

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Theodore (Ted) Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002)

 

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Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005)

Luther Vandross was a singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout
his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several
different artists including
Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana
Ross
, David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He
later became a lead singer of the group
Change, which released its gold-
certified debut album, The Glow of Love, in 1980 on
Warner Bros. Records.

After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist
and released his debut solo album, Never Too Much, in 1981. During his
career,
Vandross sold over 35 million records worldwide, and received
Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different
times. He won a total of four Grammy Awards in
2004 including the Grammy
Award for
Song of the Year
for a song recorded not long before his death,
"
Dance with My Father”.

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On this day in 1912, the ocean liner Titanic sank in the
North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg the evening
before. 1,517 people died and more than 700 people
survived.

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On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died
from injuries inflicted by John Wilkes Booth.

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Jackie Robinson played his first major league baseball
game for the Brooklyn Dodgers on this day in 1947. He
previously he had only appeared in exhibition games.

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U.S. F-111 warplanes attacked Libya on this day in 1986
in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on
April 5, 1986.

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Pol Pot died at the age of 73 on this day in 1998. The leader
of the Khmer Rouge regime thereby evaded prosecution for
the deaths of 2 million Cambodians.

     

   
    
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Funeral of St. John Paul II was held at the Vatican on this day in 2005.


Pope John Paul II’s body is laid in St. Peter’s Basilica. Among the Americans attending the private visitation are from left: George W.
Bush
, Laura Bush, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Condoleezza
Rice
, and Andrew Card. 

 

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It was on this day in 1973.

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Ryan Wayne White (December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990)

Ryan White was a teenager from Kokomo, Indiana, who became a
national
poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after failing
to be re-admitted to school following an AIDS diagnosis. As a
hemophiliac, he became infected with HIV from a contaminated
blood treatment.

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Hank Aaron hits 715th home run breaking Babe Ruth’s record on this
day in 1974.

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Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994)

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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the age of 39 on this day
in 1968.

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Ray was the accused assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. 

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William Henry Harrison Sr. (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841)

William Harrison was the ninth president of the United States (1841). He
was the last president born before the
American Revolution, and died
of pneumonia just 31 days into his term, thereby serving the shortest
tenure in United States presidential history. He was the first president
to
die in office.

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On this day in 1974, Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth’s major league
baseball home-run record with 714.

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Maya Angelou (Marguerite Annie Johnson)
(April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

African-American poet and author Maya Angelou is known for her 1969 autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, as well as for her poem
"On the Pulse of Morning." She was mute for five years as the result of
trauma and, during this period,
developed her lifelong love of literature.

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