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SANDY KOZEL

                                      

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It was on this day in 1945

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Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini
(July 29, 1883 – April 28, 1945) 

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On this day in 1967, heavyweight boxing champ Muhammad Ali 
(Cassius Clay) refused to be inducted into the Army claiming he
was a
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On this day in 2001, the first civilian to have ventured into space
was American Dennis Tito. pictured above giving a thumb up. 

California businessman Dennis Tito and two cosmonauts were aboard 
a Russian rocket launched from Central Asia. The destination was the
international space station.  


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James Douglas Muir "Jay" Leno is 68 years old today.

Jay Leno graduated from Emerson College with a Speech Therapy
degree and founded his own comedy club.

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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
was a late-night talk show hosted
by Jay Leno that first aired from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and
resumed production on March 1, 2010 until its ending on February
6, 2014.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Cassius Clay (standing) won the match in 1964.

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George Harrison ( February 25, 1943 – November 29, 2001)

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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1962   

           
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Francis Gary Powers (17 August 1929 – 1 August 1977).

                                

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1949 Broadway opening on this day.

 

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Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790)

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TITLE REGAINED ON THIS DAY IN 1955

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Sugar Ray Robinson (left) decks Carl Olson.

Sugar Ray Robinson upset the odds to regain the middleweight crown in 1955 by
knocking out champion Carl “Bobo” Olson in two rounds in Chicago.

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Sugar Ray Robinson (Walker Smith Jr.)
  
(May 3, 1921 – April 12, 1989)

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