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MIKE GRACIA

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1965, the United States landed about 3,500 Marines in South Vietnam to defend the U.S. air base at Da Nag. They were the
first
American combat troops to land in Vietnam. They joined 23,000 American military advisors already in Vietnam.

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As American troops fight their first large scale battles against the
North Vietnamese Army, college students march against the war
in Boston, October 16, 1965.

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Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999)

Joe DiMaggio was a baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year
career in
Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. He is widely
considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and is perhaps
best known for his 56-game
hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record
that still stands. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955 and
was voted the sport’s greatest living player in a poll taken during the
baseball centennial year of 1969.

DiMaggio, a heavy smoker for much of his adult life, was admitted to
Memorial Regional Hospital in
Hollywood, Florida, on October 12, 1998,
for lung cancer surgery and remained there for 99 days. He returned to
his home in
Hollywood, Florida, on January 19, 1999; he died there at
age 84 on March 8.


DiMaggio’s grave at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA.

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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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Warren Commission
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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