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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed
enlarging the U.S. Supreme Court by as many as 15 judges.The controversial plan failed.

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The 1937 U.S. Supreme Court.

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

De La Beckwith was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. He
died while incarcerated seven years later at age 80.
 He had suffered from
heart disease, high blood pressure, and other ailments for some time.

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The above Mississippi home where Medgar Evers was fatally shot
in the back as he was getting out of his car on June 12, 1963.

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    (February 25, 2013)

Medgar Evers was the first assassination of a 
high-ranking public figure in the civil rights
movement.                          

 


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REMEMBERING THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM


The radio cast of The Jack Benny Program, from left: Eddie Anderson,
Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Mary Livingstone, Jack Benny, Don Wilson,
and Mel Blanc. (1932-1955)

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Jack Benny and Fred Allen, 1936.

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TV COMEDIAN HAS DIED AT 76

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Stewart Robert "Bob" Einstein (November 20, 1942 – January 2, 2019)

(Variety) – Bob Einstein, an offbeat comedian and writer whose career 
stretched from “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” to “Curb Your
Enthusiasm,” has died.

Einstein died Wednesday in Indian Wells, Calif. He had been recently diagnosed with cancer.

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Bob Einstein, aka Super Dave Osborne,
The World’s Greatest Daredevil Stuntman.

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NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent on this day in 1787. The series of 85 essays, written
by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were
published under the pen name "Publius."

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On this day in 1978, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (left)
and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (Right) were both named
winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward
achieving a Middle East accord. 
  

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(Left to right) Egyptian Pres. Anwar Sadat, U.S. Pres. Jimmy Carter,
and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signing the Camp David Accords in the White House, Washington, D.C., September 17, 1978.

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It was on this day in 2004.

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NEWS HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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President George H. W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas, (above) 
a federal
Circuit Judge in 1991, to succeed retiring Supreme Court 
Justice
Thurgood Marshall. Senate confirmation hearings on Thomas 
were initially completed until a report of a private interview of Anita
Hill by the FBI was leaked to the press. The hearings were then 
reopened, and Hill was called to publicly testify. She said in the 
televised hearings on this day in 1991, Thomas had
sexually
harassed
her while he was her supervisor at the Department of
Education and the EEOC.


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Anita Faye Hill

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Anita Hill turned 62 in July.

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Clarence Thomas became 70 years old in June.

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On this day in 1975, "Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time. George Carlin (below) was the guest host.

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Cheesebuga! Cheesebuga! Cheesebuga!

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