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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It took place on this day in 1953.

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The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed in Texas on this day
in 1865. It is the oldest known celebrating commemorating the
ending of slavery in the country.

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Paula Julie Abdul is 55 years young today.

Paula Abdul was inspired to perform by dancer Gene Kelly. She started her
career as an LA Lakers cheerleader and then became a  choreographer. She
won the Lifetime Achievement Award for choreography at The Carnival:
Choreographer’s Ball in 2013.

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FORMER COACH DIES AT 91

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John William "Jack" McCloskey
(September 19, 1925 – June 1, 2017)

Jack McCloskey was a basketball player, coach 
and executive. He served as the head coach of
the
Portland Trailblazers (1972-1974) and was
also general manager of the
Detroit Pistons
and Minnesota
Timberwolves
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DAVID MELENDY

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It was on this day in 2007

 

                                  

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Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin
(April 16, 1889 – December 16, 1977)

Charlie Chaplin was forced to live in a workhouse at the age
of seven, and his mother was sent to a mental asylum. When
he was fourteen, he began touring as a comedian, and at age
19, he moved to America with the Fred Karno company.

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A DEBUT ALBUM ON THIS DAY IN 1964.

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Michael Jordan – Last NBA Game on this day in 2003.

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MIKE GRACIA

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A discotheque in Berlin was bombed by Libyan terrorists on this
day in 1986.The U.S. attacked Libya with warplanes in retaliation
on April 15.

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur (center) wades ashore during initial
landings at Leyte, Philippine Islands.

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Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964)

 

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr.

(December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

 

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It was on this day in 1984.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers) became the all-time NBA regular
season scoring leader when he broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 31,419
career points.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.) will be 70 on
April 16.

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FORMER TRAIL BLAZER STAR IS 57 TODAY

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Charles Linwood "Buck" Williams was born
in
Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

On June 24, 1989, the Nets traded Buck Williams to
the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Sam Bowie
and a draft pick. During his stay with the Blazers, Buck
became an assistant coach. He spent seven seasons
with the Trail Blazers where he remains the franchise
leader in field goal percentage (55.0%). He then went
to the New York Knicks in 1996 and announced his
retirement from the NBA in 1999.

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