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Martin Luther King Jr. led a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, AL. on this day in 1965.

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King delivering a speech on the steps of the State Capitol.

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In New York City on this day in 1911, 146 women were killed in fire
at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. The owners
of the company were indicted on manslaughter charges because
some of the employees had been behind locked doors in the
factory. The owners were later acquitted and in 1914 they were
ordered to pay damages to each of the twenty-three families that
had sued.

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On this day in 1997, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush’s 85th
birthday was celebrated by a skydiving adventure at 9500 feet over 
Yuma, Arizona.

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Aretha Franklin in April 2016.

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Singer Aretha Louise Franklin is 76 years young today.

In 2017, Franklin canceled a series of concerts due to health reasons. During
an outdoors Detroit show, Franklin told the audience to "keep me in your
prayers". In July 2017, Franklin reemerged, appearing to lose more weight
before a performance at
the Wolf Trap in Virginia.

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Sir Elton Hercules John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) is 71 today.

Rock and roll legend Elton John has sold over 250 million albums in a
career that’s spanned over 50 years. He is best known for such hit songs
as "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie and the Jets" and "Candle in
the Wind." He began playing the piano at age three and won a junior
scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.

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On this day in 1965, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led
by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (center) began a march from Selma
to Montgomery,
AL.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrives in Montgomery, Alabama.

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On this day in 1960, about 70 people were killed in Sharpeville, South Africa, when police fired upon demonstrators.

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On this day in 1989, Randall Dale Adams was released from a
Texas prison after his conviction was overturned. The 1988 
documentary film "The Thin Blue Line" challenged evidence
of Adams’ conviction for killing a police officer.

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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born on this day in 1685.

Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is
known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos 
and the Goldberg Variations, and vocal music such as the St Matthew
Passion
and the
Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he
has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful call with the
telephone on this day in 1876. He spoke the words "Mr. Watson,
come here, I want to see you."

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On this day in 1969, James Earl Ray pled guilty in Memphis, TN, to
the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Ray later repudiated the
guilty plea and maintained his innocence until his death in April of
1998.

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Police stand with civil rights leaders Ralph Abernathy (2L), Andrew
Young (3L), and Jesse Jackson (4L), and others on the balcony of
the the Lorraine Motel over body of slain American civil rights leader 
Dr. Martin Luther King following his assassination in Memphis, TN
on April 4, 1968.

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Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko
(September 24, 1911 – March 10, 1985)

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Herman Tarnower
(March 18, 1910 – March 10, 1980)

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Walter Matthau (left) and Art Carney (right) opened
on Broadway in "The Odd Couple" on this day in
1965. It later became a hit on television.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated in New York City at
the age of 39 by assassins identified as Black Muslims.

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It was on this day in 1972.

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President and Mrs. Nixon visit the Great Wall of China.

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In Baton Rouge, LA, on this day in 1988, TV evangelist Jimmy
Swaggart confessed to his congregation that he was guilty
of unspecified sin. He announced that he was leaving the
pulpit temporarily. Swaggart had been linked to an admitted
prostitute.
        

        
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
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Jimmy Lee Swaggart will be 82 years old on March 15.

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Chicago stockbroker Steve Fossett became the first person to fly
solo across the Pacific Ocean in a balloon on this day in 1995. He
landed in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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James Stephen "Steve" Fossett
(April 22, 1944 –
c. September 3, 2007)

Fossett disappeared on September 3, 2007, while flying a light aircraft
(below) over the
Great Basin Desert, between Nevada and California.

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1980 Bellanca 8KCAB-180 SUPER DECATHLON.

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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)

Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United
States who led the country through the horrific American
Civil War. He also helped abolish slavery with the 13th
amendment.

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Charles Robert Darwin
(February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882)

Charles Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist and
biologist, best known for his contributions to the science
of
evolution.

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On this day in 1999, United States President Clinton was acquitted by       
the
U.S. Senate on two impeachment articles. The charges were     
lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. He
is the second president in American history to be impeached.      
 
        
        
        
        
       
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President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded on this day in 1909.

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Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

Charles Schulz was a cartoonist best known for the comic strip Peanuts
which featured the characters
Charlie Brown and Snoopy, among others. He
is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited
as a major influence by many later cartoonists, including
Jim Davis, Bill
Watterson
, and Matt Groening.

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Charlie Brown and his dog Snoopy.

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