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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was laid in Washington,
DC. on this day in 1792. The building became known as the White
House in 1818.

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The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be
played in Major League Baseball. It was between the Boston
Americans of the American League and the Pittsburgh Pirates
of the National League in a best-of-nine series, with Boston
prevailing five games to three, winning the last four.

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The Boston Americans

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The Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Paul Frederic Simon is 77 years old today.

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon is known for his partnership
with
Art Garfunkel in Simon & Garfunkel. He went on to find
solo success with albums like Graceland and Still  Crazy
After All These Years. Simon met
Garfunkel while both
were performing in Alice in Wonderland for their sixth
grade graduation and they went on to perform at school
dances together.

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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1871, The Great Chicago Fire began in southwest
Chicago, possibly in a barn owned by Patrick and Katherine O’Leary,
was fanned by strong southwesterly winds, the flames rage for more
than 24 hours, eventually leveling three and a half square miles and 
wiping out one-third of the city. Approximately 250 people were
killed in the fire; 98,500 people are left homeless; 17,450 buildings
were destroyed. Parts of the upper Midwest were also scorched.

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Donald James Larsen (New York Yankees) pitched the first perfect
game in the history of the World Series on this day in 1956.

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New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra leaping into the
arms of pitcher Don Larsen after the completion of his
perfect game.

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Don James Larsen turned 89 August 7.

New York Yankees’ Don Larsen (above) sits in the dugout at the
Yankees Old Timers’ Day baseball game Sunday, June 17, 2018,
at Yankee Stadium in New York.

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MIKE GRACIA

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In a debate between candidates for vice president of the United States,  
Democratic Lloyd Bentsen (left) told Republican Dan Quayle (right),
"You’re no Jack Kennedy
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The Los Angeles Dodgers were winning 2-1 and Barry Bonds had
four-hundred ninety-nine career home runs. Then in the bottom of
the eighth inning, Bonds (above) hit a 2-0 fastball from reliever
Terry Adams into McCovey Cove giving the Giants a 3-2 lead, an
eventual victory, and a spectacular five-hundredth career home
run.

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Barry Lamar Bonds turned 54 July 24.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1995.

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Prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden seek life without parole for
O.J.

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After careful selection, a Jury of eight women and four men was
selected and included eight blacks, one white, one Hispanic and
two people of mixed race.

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In baseball, the "Shot Heard ‘Round the World" was a game-winning home run by New York Giants outfielder and third baseman Bobby Thomson off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca at the Polo Grounds in New York City on October 3, 1951, to win the National
League (NL) pennant.

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Thomson hits the ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World’ at The Polo Grounds
in New York City .

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Robert (Bobby) Brown Thomson
(October 25, 1923 – August 16, 2010)

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The children’s television series “Captain Kangaroo” aired weekday mornings on the CBS network from October 3, 1955, until December
8, 1984, making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children’s television program of its day.

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Robert James Keeshan
(June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

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On this day in 1955, "The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on
ABC-TV and ran until 1959.

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Walt Disney (center) is surrounded by members of "The Mickey
Mouse Club" cast.

    
   

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Head Mouseketeer Jimmie Dodd with his Mouse Guitar.


   


    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The Model T automobile was introduced by Henry Ford (below) on
this day in 1908. The purchase price of the car was $850.

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Game one of the first modern World Series took place at Boston’s Huntington Avenue Ball Field (above) on this day in 1903. It was
between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Boston prevailed five games to three, winning the last four.


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On this day in 1962, Johnny Carson began hosting the "Tonight"
show on NBC-TV. He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar
was the previous host.

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Host Johnny Carson, right, appears with the show’s announcer
Ed McMahon during the final taping of the "Tonight Show" on
May 22, 1992.

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Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, FL. on this day in 1971.

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