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SANDY KOZEL

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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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Lifeboat 6 from the Titanic, as it approached the Carpathian
on the morning of April 15, 1912.

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



The above photograph was taken by Petersen House
boarder Julius Ulke shortly after the president died in
this bed. (Source: Chicago History Museum)

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ED DANAHUE

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Atlanta Stadium, April 8, 1974: Hank Aaron slams his 715th home run over the fence and into history.
Hank Aaron slams his 715th home run over the fence and
into the history books.

April 8, 1974: Hank Aaron watches his 715th career home run sail over the outfield fence, breaking the record set by Babe Ruth in 1935.

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Hank Aaron displays his 715th home run ball, the ball that
broke Babe Ruth’s famed home run record.

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Henry Louis Aaron (nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin’ Hank")
turned 85 on February 5th.

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SANDY KOZEL

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

An 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." Her 1971 poetry collection, Just Give Me a Cool
Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie, was nominated for the Pulitzer
Prize. 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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MIKE GRACIA

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1965, the United States landed about 3,500 Marines in South Vietnam to defend the U.S. air base at Da Nag. They were the
first
American combat troops to land in Vietnam. They joined 23,000 American military advisors already in Vietnam.

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As American troops fight their first large scale battles against the
North Vietnamese Army, college students march against the war
in Boston, October 16, 1965.

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Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999)

Joe DiMaggio was a baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year
career in
Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. He is widely
considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and is perhaps
best known for his 56-game
hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record
that still stands. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955 and
was voted the sport’s greatest living player in a poll taken during the
baseball centennial year of 1969.

DiMaggio, a heavy smoker for much of his adult life, was admitted to
Memorial Regional Hospital in
Hollywood, Florida, on October 12, 1998,
for lung cancer surgery and remained there for 99 days. He returned to
his home in
Hollywood, Florida, on January 19, 1999; he died there at
age 84 on March 8.


DiMaggio’s grave at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA.

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