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Decision made on this day in 2000.

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Elián González turned 24 December 6.

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Mrs. Nellie Taylor Ross was sworn in as the Governor of
Wyoming on this day in 1925. She was the first female
Governor in the United States and
was in office until
January 3, 1927  

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Nellie Davis Taylor Ross
(November 29, 1876 – December 19, 1977)

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U.S. Representative Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident on this
day in 1998.

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Pete Rose admitted to betting on baseball on this day in 20004.

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Peter Edward Rose Sr. turned 76 April 14.

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Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. is the debut studio album by Bruce
Springsteen
. It was produced by Mike Appel and Jim Cretecos during
July–September 1972 at the budget-priced
914 Sound Studios. It was
released on this day in 1973 by
Columbia Records to average sales
but positive critical reviews.

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen turned 68 September 23.

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FORMER BLAZER HAS DIED AT 75

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Steve “Snapper” Jones (Stephen Howard Jones)
(October 17, 1942 – November 25,
2017)


Jones, was an ABA and NBA player, who played with the Portland Trail Blazers from 1975 to 1976. He later became known for his local work
as a television analyst for the Blazers. He was the brother of Nick Jones, another former ABA and NBA player.

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CAMILLE  BOHANNON

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Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships on this
day in 1492. The voyage led him to what is now known as the
Americas. He reached the Bahamas on October 12.

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Illustration depicting Christopher Columbus’s fleet
departing from Spain.

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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On the day in 1914, Germany declared war on France. The next
day World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany.

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It was on this day in 1948.

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Whittaker Chambers holds a newspaper with the Hiss verdict.

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded on this
day in 1949. The league was formed by the merger between the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball
League.

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Leo Ferris (second from left) and representatives of the NBL and
BAA shake hands.

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Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is 91 years old today.

Singer Tony Bennett is known for his renditions of show tunes, jazz, and popular
songs like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Rags to Riches." He dropped
out of school to work as a copy boy in order to help support his family. Bennett
was a painting and music student at New York’s School of Industrial Art.

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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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