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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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World War II began on this day in 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

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It happened on this day in 1983.

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Korean Air Lines 747, Flight 007, was shot down over the Sahakin Islands.

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America’s Bobby Fischer (right) beat Russia’s Boris Spassky to
become world chess champion on this day in 1972. The chess
match took place in Reykjavik, Iceland
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Robert James
"Bobby" Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008)

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Young Gloria and her mother.


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Gloria Estefan (Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García) is 60 years
young today.

Latin pop singer Gloria Estefan has sold more than one hundred million records
over the course of her career. She has released many #1 hits, including "Don’t
Wanna Lose You." She once worked with the Miami International Airport Customs Department while in college. She was approached by the CIA for the job because
of her prowess with language. Gloria has won seven Grammy Awards, including
one for Best Tropical Latin Album in 1993 for Mi Tierra.
 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1997.

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Lech Walesa (standing), anti-communist leader of Solidarity in
Poland.

Poland’s Solidarity labor movement was born on this day in 1980 
with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day strike.

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Jack the Ripper’s first victim found dead in London on this day
in 1888.

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Itzhak Perlman in 1964.

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Itzhak Perlman is 72 years old today.

Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue. Over
the course of his career, he has performed worldwide, and throughout the
United States, in venues that have included a State Dinner at the White
House
honoring Queen Elizabeth II, and a Presidential Inauguration, and
he has conducted the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Westchester Philharmonic. In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Rocky Marciano (Rocco Francis Marchegiano)

(September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969)

On August 31, 1969, the evening before his 46th birthday,
Marciano was a passenger in a fatal small private plane
crash near an airfield outside Newton, Iowa
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The wreckage of the Cessna 172 lies under a large oak tree. Rocky
Marciano along with the pilot and another passenger died in the
crash.

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Sir George Ivan Morrison is 72 years old today.

Known as "Van the Man", singer/songwriter Van  Morrison
1950s, Much of his music is structured around soul music
and R&B, such as the popular single "Brown Eyed Girl”.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The engagement of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth to Lt.
Philip Mountbatten was announced on this day in 1947.  

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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.

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Rod Steiger’s performance in the 1967 film “In the Heat of the
Night” won him the
Academy Award for Best Actor.

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

Cited as "one of Hollywood’s most charismatic and dynamic
stars", Rod Steiger is closely associated with the art
of
method acting.

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Rod Steiger from “In the Heat of the Night.”

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Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is 61 years old today.

Legendary actor Tom Hanks 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).

He interned at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, where he learned about
theater production, lighting, and stage management.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie one hour before they would be
shot a killed by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip as they drove through the
streets of Sarajevo on this day in 1914.

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Six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba from the U.S. with his father
on this day in 2000. The child had been the center of an international
custody dispute.

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Elián González turned 23 on December 6.

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Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield’s
ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight
in Las Vegas, NV on this day in 1997.

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Mike Tyson (top) biting Evander Holyfield’s ear. 

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Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) is 91 years old today.

As a teenager, Mel Brooks was taught the drums by the great
Buddy Rich. In 1961, his comedy career took a big leap forward
when he and fellow comic legend Carl Reiner created a comedy
sketch called The 2000 Year Old Man.

In 2000, the American Film Institute released a list of the top 100
comedy films of all-time and Brooks had three films in the top 20:
Blazing Saddles (1974) (#6), The Producers (1968) (#11) and
Young Frankenstein (1974) (#13).

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Mel Brooks in Spaceballs (1987)

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The Berlin Blockade began on this day in 1948.    
    
    
    
    
   
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William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey (June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983)

Jack Dempsey, nicknamed "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler", was
a
professional boxer who competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as the 
world
heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926.

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Referee Dave Berry delivers the count over downed champion
Gene Tunney as challenger Jack Dempsey stands in corner at
left during their heavyweight title rematch at Soldier’s Field in
1927.
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