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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1997, Dr. Martin Luther King JR’s son Dexter (left) 
met with James Earl Ray, the accused assassin of his father.

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April 1968

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It was on this day in 2002.

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On this day in 1998, the FDA approved the prescription drug Viagra,
the first pill for male impotence.

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Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Film director, producer, and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino first received
acclaim for his 1990s crime films
Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie
Brown
.  He dropped out of High School his freshman year to go to acting
school.

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SANDY KOZEL

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State troopers and a sheriff’s posse broke up a march by civil rights demonstrators in Selma, AL. on this day in 1965.

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On this day in 1936, Hitler sent German troops into the Rhineland in violation of the Locarno Pact and the Treaty of Versailles.

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Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999)

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HORROR DIRECTOR IS 70 TODAY

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John Howard Carpenter

Director and composer John Carpenter is known for his horror,
thriller and science fiction films. His filmography includes The
Thing (1982), Big Trouble in Little China (1986), Halloween (1978),
Escape from New York (1981) and Starman (1984). He has
composed most of the music for his films. Carpenter made
short horror films on 8mm before high school.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also stated that undeniably
loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry could not be detained.

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The
United States began the heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
during the Vietnam War on this day in 1972. The attack ended 12
days later.

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On this day in 1892, Tchaikovsky’s "The Nutcracker" publicly
premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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“Snow Flakes” from the 1892 production of “The Nutcracker.”

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Steven Allan Spielberg is 71 years old today. He was
born in
Cincinnati, OH.

Celebrated director Steven Spielberg achieved box office 
records with the blockbuster films
Jaws (1975) E.T. (1982)
and
Jurassic Park (1993). He received the Academy Award
for Best Director for the films
Schindler’s List (1993) and 
Saving Private Ryan (1998). He also directed the action/
adventure classic trilogy Indiana Jones, starring
Harrison
Ford
, in the ’80s.


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This 1971 film is the directing debut of Steven Spielberg.

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ED DANAHUE

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On this  day in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery,
AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was
arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the
U.S.        

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Sergei M. Kirov, a collaborator of Joseph Stalin, was assassinated
at the Leningrad party headquarters on this day in 1934.

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Beatlemania arrived in America on this day in 1963 with the release
of the single “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.

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Heywood "Woody" Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is 82
years old today.

Iconic writer and director Woody Allen is known for his unique blend
of comedy and style. His most celebrated films include Annie Hall
(1977), Manhattan (1979), And Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). He
performed card and magic tricks in his youth and underwent the legal
process of changing his name to Heywood Allen when he was 17.

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