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SANDY KOZEL

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

Death of Washington, Dec: 14 . A.D. 1799

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Mount Vernon Estate seen from the Potomac River.

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Statue of George Washington, State
Capitol, Richmond, Virginia.

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

Roger Maris was an professional baseball player who played four seasons
in the
minor leagues and twelve seasons in the major leagues. He played
right field on four Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, from 1957 through
1968 and set the MLB record for
home runs during the 1961 season with
61, breaking
Babe Ruth‘s single-season record of 60 home runs in 1927.


Roger Maris was diagnosed with
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1983 and
died at age 51 at
M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.


Roger Maris plaque in Yankee Stadium’s Monument Park.

October 2, 1961.  Cover of Sports Illustrated magazine featuring Roger Maris hitting one of his late-season, record home runs, with full story by Roger Kahn, “Pursuit of No. 60: The Ordeal of Roger Maris”.
October 2, 1961 cover of Sports Illustrated magazine
featuring Roger Maris hitting one of his late-season,
record home runs.

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Maris organized the annual Roger Maris
Celebrity Golf Tournament to raise money
for cancer research and treatment.  

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JOHN BELMONT

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On this day in 1963, President Johnson named a commission headed
by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of
President John F.
Kennedy
.

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Members of the Warren Commission present their report to President
Lyndon Johnson (fourth from right).

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President John F. Kennedy(left) with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie, riding in the presidential limousine, minutes before the assassination.

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The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy
Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd (below) on this day in 1929.

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Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr.
(October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957)

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Medal of Honor
                            Medal of Honor

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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

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The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM on this day
in 1925.

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The WSM broadcast Tower in Brentwood, TN.

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George D. Hay, original announcer of WSM’s "Barn
Dance" and later "The Grand Ole Opry," known to
his listeners as "The Solemn Old Judge."

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Uncle Jimmy Thompson (80) was the first performer on a new
show called "The WSM Barn Dance."

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IT BECAME HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON


Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March to
the Sea" during the
U.S. Civil War on this day in 1864. They left the
captured city of Atlanta (depicted above). The campaign ended with
the capture of the port of Savanna on December 21.

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William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891)

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Union soldiers destroying telegraph poles and railroads, and freeing slaves, who are assisting Union soldiers in making their way to
safety.


GENERAL SHERMAN’S HEADQUARTERS DURING MARCH TO
THE SEA.


General Sherman at the port city of Savannah on the Atlantic coast.

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Explorer Zebulon Pike (above) spotted the mountaintop
that became known as Pikes Peak in Colorado.

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Pikes Peak, called America’s Mountain for its summit’s role inspiring Katharine Lee Bates to pen “America the Beautiful.”

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