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FORMER NFL MVP HAS DIED AT 90

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Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr. (October 24, 1926 – October 8, 2017)

(AP) – New York Giants and Louisiana State University star quarterback
Y.A. Tittle, a two-time NFL MVP who was elected to the Pro Football Hall
of Fame, died Sunday night, October 8th.  

Tittle died at Stanford Hospital. The cause of death was not immediately
known.

Tittle played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers and New York
Giants in a 17-season career from 1948 to 1964 during which he played
in seven Pro Bowls. He tossed 242 touchdowns, leading the league three
times, in 1955, 1962 and 1963.

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On this day in 1859, Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harper’s Ferry, VA
(now located in
West Virginia).

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John Brown
(May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859)

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During the French Revolution on this day in 1793, Queen Marie Antoinette (below) was beheaded after being convicted of treason.

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Poland’s Karol Josef Wojtyla was elected Pope John Paul II
on this day in 1978.

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On Friday, October 16, 1998, police from Britain’s Scotland
Yard entered a room in a small, private hospital in London
and arrested former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet
Ugarte who was recovering from back surgery.

Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón had issued a request for
Pinochet’s extradition to stand trial in Spain for crimes
committed in Chile during extradition to stand trial in
Spain for crimes committed in Chile during his brutal
rule from 1973-1990.

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On this day in 1987, rescuers freed Jessica McClure from the abandoned
well that she had fallen into in Midland,
TX. She was trapped for 58 hours.

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Jessica McClure Morales turned 31 in March.

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James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997)


Michener was the author of more than 40 books, most of which were
fictional,
family sagas. His first book was adapted as the popular
Broadway musical South Pacific by Richard Rodgers
and Oscar
Hammerstein
.

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Michener’s typewriter at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

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on the day in 1792, the cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was
laid in Washington,
DC. President George Washington is depicted
above officiating the event. The building became known as the
White House in 1818.

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Margaret Hilda Thatcher (October 13, 1925 – April 8, 2013) 

Margaret Thatcher led the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990
and served as its first female Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. Originally a chemist,
she entered into politics and became known as the Iron Lady for her unwavering
politics.

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Two rows of men in white baseball uniforms. Those in the back row wear dark baseball  caps with "P" on them while the men in the front row wear white hats and have "BOSTON" on the chest of their uniforms.

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On this day in 1974.

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The Beatles’ First Appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," 1964.

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Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

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Singer-songwriter Paul Simon is known for his partnership with Art Garfunkel 
in Simon and Garfunkel. He went on to find solo success with albums like Graceland.

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Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sighted Watling Island in the Bahamas
on this day in 1492. He believed that he had found Asia while attempting to
find a Western ocean route to India. The same day he claimed the land for
Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain.

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On this day in 2000

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Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev reportedly pounded a shoe on
his desk in protest against a speech critical of Soviet policy at a
U.N. General Assembly on this day in 1960.

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On this day in 2002, three bombings shatter the peace in the town of
Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali. The blasts, the work of militant Islamist terrorists, left 202 people dead and more than 200 others
injured, many with severe burns.

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Luciano Pavarotti (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007) 

Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti was best known for his performances with
Spanish singers Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras. Together, they were given
the name The Three Tenors. He debuted as an opera singer in La bohème as
Rodolfo in 1961. Pavarotti was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in
2001. He fought a long, tough battle against pancreatic cancer which eventually
took his life at age 71.

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The Three Tenors.

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Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.

(December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997)

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On this day in 1997.

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A photo of a Long EZ plane, similar to the one that crashed in California’s
Monterey Bay, killing singer John Denver.

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It was on this day in 1973.

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China’s Manchu dynasty was overthrown by revolutionaries under
Sun Yat-sen on this day in 1911.

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A plane carrying Palestinian terrorists who hijacked the cruise liner
Achille Lauro was ‘captured’ over Malta forced to land on this day
in 1985.



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Movie Legend George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi
(October 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901)
 

Verdi became one of the pre-eminent opera composers in
history. His 26 operas remain extremely popular today.

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