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SANDY KOZEL

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The most serious nuclear accident in United States history took
place at the Three Mile Island plant near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania,
on this day in 1979.

 

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Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower ( October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969)

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Eisenhower, the 34th president of the United States and one of
the most highly regarded American generals of World War II.

 

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Reba Nell McEntire is 62 years young today.

Reba was in the family singing group "the Singing McEntires"
as a child. Red Steagall discovered her during her performance
of the National Anthem at the National Rodeo in Oklahoma City
when she was a sophomore in college.

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MIKE GRACIA


On this day in 1997, Dexter King (left), son of Martin Luther King
Jr., met with his father’s convicted assassin James Earl Ray in
prison.

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Milton Berle  (Mendel Berlinger) (July 12, 1908 – March 27, 2002)

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Quentin Jerome Tarantino is 54 years old today. He
was born in Knoxville
, TN.

Tarantino dropped out of Narbonne High School his freshman
year to go to acting school in Toluca Lake.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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From left:  Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, U.S. President Jimmy
Carter, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.


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On this day in 1997.

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Heaven’s Gate leader Marshall Applewhite.

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Barbra Streisand and Sydney Chaplin starred
in the Original Broadway Production from
March 26, 1964 to July 1, 1967.

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Diana Ross (Diane Ernestine Earle Ross) is 73 today. 

Diana Ross and her family lived near Smokey Robinson in Detroit when she
was eight. She originally dreamed of being a fashion designer.

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MIKE GRACIA


On this day in 1911, the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. 

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Former President George H.W. Bush skydiving to celebrate his
72nd birthday on this day in 1997.

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In this March 25, 1965 file photo, state troopers block the steps of the Alabama state capitol at Montgomery, Ala. from civil rights marchers at the end of their five-day march from Selma, Ala.
State troopers block the steps of the Alabama state capitol at Montgomery, Ala. from civil rights marchers at the end of their
five-day march from Selma, Alabama on this day in 1965.

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Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to the crowd of marchers at the
state capital in Alabama.

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Aerial photo shows crowd of thousands assembled in front of the 
Capitol.

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Aretha Louise Franklin is 75 today.

Aretha Franklin started singing at her father’s church after her
mother’s death and launched her solo career when she was
eighteen.

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ESCAPE ARTIST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1874

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Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz/Harry Weiss)
(March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)

Houdini was a magician and escape artist whose most difficult stunt entailed
escaping from handcuffs that took a locksmith five years to build.

In his youth, he took a job as a trapeze artist under the name Ehrich, the
Prince of the Air, and was a successful cross-country runner. Houdini made
several movies, but quit acting when it failed to bring in money. He was also
was an accomplished aviator (below), and aimed to become the first man to
fly a plane in Australia.

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