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SANDY KOZEL

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The U.S. space shuttle Challenger exploded just after takeoff on this
day in 1986. All seven of its crewmembers were killed.

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President Ronald Reagan. 

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Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540 – January 28, 1596) 

Sir Francis Drake was an English sea captain, slave trader, and
privateer of the Elizabethan era. Drake carried out the second
circumnavigation of the world in a single expedition, from 1577
to 1580, and was the first to complete the voyage as captain
while leading the expedition throughout the entire trip. He died
of
dysentery after unsuccessfully attacking San Juan, Puerto
Rico
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Drake’s route around the world.

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José Julián Martí Pérez  (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895)

Marti was a Cuban National Hero and an important figure in Latin
American
literature
. He was a poet, essayist, journalist, philosopher,
translator, professor, publisher, Freemason, and political theorist.


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The Jose Marti memorial in Revolution Square at Havana, Cuba.

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Vince Lombardi was named head coach of the Green Bay Packers
on this day in 1959.


Lombardi
led the Packers to three straight and five total NFL Championships
in seven years, in addition to winning the first two
Super Bowls at the end of
the
1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. Following his sudden death from cancer in
1970, The NFL
Super Bowl trophy was named in his honor.

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Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970)

Vince Lombardi Trophy to appear at Newark Museum in January 2014
The original Vince Lombardi Trophy.

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During World War II in this day in 1943, the Soviets announced that
they had broken the Nazi siege of Leningrad, which had began in September of 1941.

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Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition (1901–1904) and the ill-
fated
Terra Nova Expedition (1910–1913). On the second venture,
Scott led a party of five which reached the
South Pole on this day
in 1912, four weeks after
Amundsen‘s Norwegian expedition. Scott
and his companions perished on the return trip to camp.

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Captain Robert Scott (June 6, 1868 – March 29, 1912)

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On this day in 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the "Boston Strangler," was convicted in Cambridge, MA, of armed robbery,
assault and sex offenses. He was sentenced to life in prison where
he was killed in 1973 by a fellow inmate.
 

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) 

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom. He is
regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story. His children’s
books are classics of children’s literature, and one critic described his
work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift”.
  

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SANDY KOZEL

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The first president of the
United States, George Washington,
died at the age 67 on this day in 1799. The diagnosis of his final
illness and the immediate cause of his death have been subjects 
of debate since the day he died.
 

        
        
        
        
       
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George Washington’s Death Bed in his home at Mt Vernon, VA.

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George Washington  (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)

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Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen (front left) became the first man
to reach the South Pole on this day in 1911. He reached the area 35
days ahead of Captain Robert F. Scott.

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Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen

(July 16, 1872 – June 18, 1928)

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On this day in 1995, the presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Serbia, Croatia signed an internationally brokered formal peace
agreement in Paris to end fighting in Bosnia.

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Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985)

Maris was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1983. In response, Maris
organized the annual Roger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament to raise money for
cancer research and treatment. He died at age 51 on December 14, 1985 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait on this day in 1520.

The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.

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Ferdinand Magellan
  (1480 – April 27, 1521)

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Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain
on this day in 1990.

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Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer, was clubbed
to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate on
this day in 1994.

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On this day in 1925, “The Grand Ole Opry” made its radio debut
on station WSM, Nashville under the name "WSM Barn Dance".

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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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