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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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TIM MAGUIRE

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The assassination on this day in 1914 sparked World War-ll.

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

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Federal agents seized Elián González, held in a closet by Donato Dalrymple, in Miami in April 2000. Dalrymple rescued the boy
from the ocean after his mother drowned when they tried to
escape Cuba.

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

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Referee Mills Lane checks the ear of WBA heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield after it was bitten by Mike Tyson.

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Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979)

Richard Rodgers was an American composer, with over 900 songs and
43
Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant
composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his
songwriting partnerships with the
lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar
Hammerstein II
. His compositions have had a significant impact on
popular music.

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Richard Rodgers (left) and Oscar Hammerstein ll.

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1955

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Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) is 92 years old today.


Mel Brooks was the director of the classic satirical comedies
Blazing
Saddles
(1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), Spaceballs (1987), High
Anxiety
(1977),
The Producers (1967) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights
(1993).
Brooks belongs to an exclusive club of entertainers as the
recipient of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

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Mel Brooks in Spaceballs.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The Soviet Union began the Berlin Blockade on this day in 1948.

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William Harrison "Jack" Dempsey
(June 24, 1895 – May 31, 1983)

Professional boxer and cultural icon of the 1920s, Jack
Dempsey competed from 1914 to 1927, and reigned as
the world
heavyweight champion from 1919 to 1926.

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Nicknamed "Kid Blackie" and "The Manassa Mauler".

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It was on this day in 1987.

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John Herbert Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987)

In 1986, doctors determined that Jackie Gleason was suffering from terminal
colon cancer, which had metastasized to his liver. Gleason was also suffering
from diabetes. He kept his medical problems private, although it had been
rumored that he was seriously ill.  A year later, on June 24, 1987, Gleason
died at his Florida home at age 71.

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Jackie Gleason with fellow cast members Art Carney
and Audrey Meadows in The Honeymooners.

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Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice in the Smokey and the
Bandit
series from 1977 into the early 1980s.

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"And awaaay we go!"

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1940, France and Germany signed an armistice at Compiegne, on terms dictated by the Nazis.

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On this day in 1945, during World War II, the battle for Okinawa
officially ended after 81 days.        
    
    
    
    
   
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It was on this day in 1938.

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Joe Louis (the Brown Bomber) drops Max Schmeling to the canvas.

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It was on this day in 1969.

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On this day in 1987.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It  was on this day in 1893.

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On this day in 1837, Queen Victoria ascended the British throne
following the death of her uncle, King William IV.

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Race-related rioting erupted in Detroit, Michigan on this day in 1943
and Federal troops were sent in two days later to end the violence
that left more than 30 dead.

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On this day in 1967, Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The U.S.Supreme Court later overturned the conviction.

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Released on this day in 1975.

Considered one of the greatest films ever made, Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, was the prototypical summer blockbuster, with its release
regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history. Jaws became
the
highest-grossing film of all time until the release of Star Wars (1977).

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