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MIKE GRACIA

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During the Civil War on this day in 1862, about 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson, TN.

The Union capture of the Confederate fort near the Tennessee
Kentucky border opened the Cumberland River, an important
avenue for the invasion of the South.

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Ulysses S. Grant (Hiram Ulysses Grant)
(April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885)

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CANCER TAKES FRANK ROBINSON AT AGE 83

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Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019)

Frank Robinson played in Major League Baseball for five teams from 1956 to
1976, and became the only player to win the
MLB Most Valuable Player Award
in both the
National League and American League. He won the Triple Crown,
was a member of two teams that won the
World Series (the 1966 and 1970
Baltimore Orioles), and amassed the fourth-most career home runs at the
time of his retirement (he is currently 10th). Robinson was elected to the
Baseball Hall of Fame in
1982.

Robinson was the first black manager in MLB history. He managed the
Cleveland Indians during the last two years of his playing career, with
a 186–189 record. He went on to manage the
San Francisco Giants, the
Baltimore Orioles, and the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. He
was the honorary President of the
American League. Robinson died in
Los Angeles as a result of bone cancer.

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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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SANDY KOZEL


On this day in 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into the nation’s territorial waters on a
spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.

The Pueblo’s mission began in early January, 1968, when the crew
set off from the U.S. Navy base on Yokosuka, Japan with orders to conduct surveillance on Soviet Navy and North Korean signal and electronic intelligence activity.

Pueblo, is still being held by North Korea today, officially remains
a
commissioned vessel of the United States Navy. Since early 2013,
the ship has been
moored along the Potong River in Pyongyang, and       
used there as a museum ship at the Pyongyang Victorious War
Museum
. 


        
        
        
        
       
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The captured crew (above) were beaten and nearly starved in the
incident that almost led to another war.

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Pueblo on display in North Korea, 2012.

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North Koreans raise their fists during a rally in 2010 in front of the
U.S. Navy spy ship Pueblo.

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On this day in 1977, the TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel. Roots received 37 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It also won a
Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented
Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third-highest-rated episode for any type of television series, and the
second-most watched overall series finale in U.S. television
history.


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LeVar Burton as Kunta Kinte, a warrior of the Mandinka people
in Gambia who is captured by slavers and taken to Annapolis,
Md.

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)


Television host, comedian, writer, and producer Johnny Carson was 
best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962–1992) on NBC. Carson received six
Emmy Awards, the Television
Academy
‘s 1980 Governor’s Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was
inducted into the
Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987 awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center
Honor
in 1993.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On  this day in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws
that had been restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. The case (Roe vs. Wade) legalized abortion.

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On this day in 1968, "Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In", debuted on NBC
television and aired until March 12, 1973. The program was ranked
number 42 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time
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Gary Owens, was the famous voice of “Laugh-In”.

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