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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Prohibition came to an end when Utah became the 36th state to ratify
the 21st Amendment to the
U.S.
Constitution on this day in 1933.


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Walt Disney with cartoon character Mickey Mouse.

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Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)


Animator, voice actor, producer, and entertainer Walt Disney founded The
Walt Disney Company and created the iconic character Mickey Mouse. He
produced such classic films as
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937),
and Cinderella (1950).

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Sterling Holloway, George Sanders, Sebastian Cabot, Verna Felton, Phil Harris, Clint Howard, J. Pat O'Malley, Louis Prima, and Bruce Reitherman in The Jungle Book (1967)
1967

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1978, Cult leader Jim Jones and hundreds of his
followers died in a mass murder-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana
in South America.
It was the largest mass suicide in modern
history and resulted in the largest single loss of American
civilian life in a non-natural disaster until September 11, 2001.


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REV. JIM JONES

             A vat that contained a drink laced with deadly cyanide sits on a sidewalk at People's Temple in Jonestown, Guyana.

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Shown are bodies of members of the Peoples Temple who died
after their leader Jim Jones ordered them to drink Flav-R-Aid
laced with cyanide. 

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Congressman Leo Ryan (above) was among five killed by Temple members at the nearby Port Kaituma airstrip (below).

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The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon premiered
in New York on this day in 1928. It was Walt Disney’s "Steamboat
Willie," starring Mickey Mouse.

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Walt Disney drawing “Steamboat Willie”.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1995.

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Prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden seek life without parole for
O.J.

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After careful selection, a Jury of eight women and four men was
selected and included eight blacks, one white, one Hispanic and
two people of mixed race.

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In baseball, the "Shot Heard ‘Round the World" was a game-winning home run by New York Giants outfielder and third baseman Bobby Thomson off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca at the Polo Grounds in New York City on October 3, 1951, to win the National
League (NL) pennant.

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Thomson hits the ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World’ at The Polo Grounds
in New York City .

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Robert (Bobby) Brown Thomson
(October 25, 1923 – August 16, 2010)

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The children’s television series “Captain Kangaroo” aired weekday mornings on the CBS network from October 3, 1955, until December
8, 1984, making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children’s television program of its day.

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Robert James Keeshan
(June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

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On this day in 1955, "The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on
ABC-TV and ran until 1959.

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Walt Disney (center) is surrounded by members of "The Mickey
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Head Mouseketeer Jimmie Dodd with his Mouse Guitar.


   


    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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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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AMERICAS D.J. WAS BORN ON THIS DAY

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Kemal Amin "Casey" Kasem  (April 27, 1932 – June 15, 2014) Born in
Detroit, Michigan.

Casey Kasem was the famed disc jockey of American Top 40, a national radio
show from 1970 until his retirement in 2009. He also provided the voice of
“Shaggy” (below) in the animated Saturday morning TV series Scooby-Doo.

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