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On this day in 1971, United States President Nixon announced he
would visit the People’s Republic of China to seek a "normalization
of relations."

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President Nixon (left) shakes hands with Premier Chou En-lai of the People’s Republic of China.

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Fashion Designer Gianni Versace was slain on this day in 1997.       

    
    
    
   
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The suspect in the murder of Versace.

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Blood on the steps of Gianni Versace’s Ocean Drive mansion in
Miami Beach.

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In Seattle, WA, on this day in 1916, Pacific Aero Products was
incorporated by William Boeing. The aviation giant was later 
renamed Boeing Co.         

        
    
    
    
   
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Famous Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn was born on this
day in 1606.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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American singer-actor Rick Springfield performs before a large
crowd at the Live Aid famine relief concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia on this day in 1985.

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Live Aid concert crowds at Wembley Stadium in London.

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Jean-Paul Marat, a famous French revolutionary and member of the
Club des Cordeliers, was assassinated by the Girondin sympathizer Charlotte Corday on this day in 1793.

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Jean-Paul Marat
(May 24, 1743 – July 13, 1793)

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In New York, Civil War draft riots erupted on this day in 1863.

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It was on this in 1977 when a power blackout hit the Big Apple.

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Actor Harrison Ford is 76 years old today.

Iconic actor Harrison Ford’s memorable characters include Han Solo from
the original Star Wars trilogy from 1977, Indiana Jones trilogy beginning
in 1981, and Rick Deckard from the 1982 sci-fi classic
Blade Runner. He
earned Golden Globe Award nominations for his roles in
Witness (1985),
The Mosquito Coast
(1986), The Fugitive (1993) and Sabrina (1995). He
was ranked #1 on Empire’s 1997 list of the Top 100 Movie Stars of All
Time.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar (July 12, 100 BC – March 15, 44 BC)

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On this day in 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F.
Mondale named U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be
his running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice
president on a major party ticket.

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Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin (above) announced
his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party on this day
in 1990.


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George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932)


George Eastman was an American entrepreneur who
founded the
Eastman Kodak Company and popularized
the use of
roll film, helping to bring photography to the
mainstream.

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George Eastman taking pictures with his Kodak
camera, 1926.

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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II 
(July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960)

Oscar Hammerstein was an American music writer,
theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre
director of musicals for almost forty years. He won
eight
Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for
Best Original Song
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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1940, the 114-day Battle of Britain began during World
War II.

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The Telstar Communications satellite was launched on this day
in 1962. It relayed TV and telephone signals between Europe and
the U.S.

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Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874)

Following Zachary Taylor’s death, Millard Fillmore (above)
became the 13th President of the United States on this day
in 1850. He was the last member of the Whig Party to hold
the office of president.


Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850)

The identity and source of Taylor’s illness are the subject
of historical speculation, although it is known that Taylor
and several of his cabinet members had come down with
similar intestinal ailments on July 4, 1850, while attending
holiday celebrations during a fund-raising event.

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Shamil Salmanovich Basayev
(January 14, 1965 – July 10, 2006)
 

Basayev was a Chechen militant Islamist and
a leader of the Chechen movement.

He was killed by an explosion on July 10,
2006.  Controversy still surrounds who was
responsible for his death.

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Folk singer/songwriter Arlo Davy Guthrie is 71 years older today.

Like his father, Woody Guthrie, he is known for singing songs of protest
against
social injustice, and storytelling around a song.

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Voice actor/comedian Melvin Jerome Blanc
(May 30, 1908 – July 10, 1989)

Having earned the nickname The Man of a Thousand Voices, Blanc is
regarded as one of the most influential people in the
voice acting
industry
.

Mel Blanc died of advanced coronary artery disease on this day in
1989
at Cedars-Sinai, at the age of 81.

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Mel Blanc at the KGW radio studio in Portland,
Oregon, circa 1948.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1947, the engagement of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth
to Lt. Philip Mountbatten was announced.
 

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On this day in 1997, Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing ring
and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander Holyfield
during their bout on June 22, 1997 (below).

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Actor Rodney Stephen Steiger
(April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002)

Cited as "one of Hollywood’s most charismatic
and dynamic stars", Steiger died of
pneumonia
and kidney failure as a result of complications
from surgery for a
gall bladder tumor on July 9,
2002,
in Los Angeles. He was 77.

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Rod Steiger in 1969

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Rod Steiger received his third Oscar nomination and won
his only Oscar for playing Gillespie, a police chief in the
1969 film The Heat of the Night (1967).

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Popular actor Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is 62 today.

Legendary actor Tom Hanks has won back-to-back Academy Awards for
Best Actor for his roles in
Philadelphia in 1993 and Forrest Gump in
1994. He has starred in many other classics, including
Cast Away 
(2000),
The Green Mile (1999), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Apollo
13
(1995).

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