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ROSS SIMPSON

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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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MIKE GRACIA

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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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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed the
enlargement of the U.S. Supreme Court. The plan failed.

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On February 8, 1937, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to
consider President Roosevelt’s request.

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On this day in 1994, white separatist Byron De La
Beckwith was convicted in Jackson, MS, of the
1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers
(pictured below).

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Medgar Wiley Evers
(July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963)

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William Seward Burroughs II
(February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997)

Burroughs was a writer and artist, a primary figure of the
Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author whose
influence is considered to have affected a range of popular
culture as well as literature. He wrote eighteen novels and
novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections
of essays.

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The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was a comedy and variety 
show television series hosted by the Smothers Brothers (below)
and initially airing on
CBS from on this day in 1967 to 1969.

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Richard Remick Smothers and Thomas Bolyn Smothers lll.

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Henry Louis Aaron is 84 years old today.

Hank Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin’ Hank", is a retired
American
Major League Baseball right fielder who is currently the senior
vice president of the
Atlanta Braves. He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and two seasons
for the
Milwaukee Brewers in the American League, from 1954 through
1976. Aaron held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years, and
he still holds several MLB offensive records. He hit 24 or more home runs
every year from 1955 through 1973, and is one of only two players to hit
30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times. In 1999, The
Sporting News
ranked Aaron fifth on its "100 Greatest Baseball Players"
list.

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