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The British Parliament enacted The Stamp Act in the American colonies on this
day in 1765. The act was repealed in March of 1766 on the same day that the Parliament passed the Declaratory Acts which asserted that the British
government had free and total legislative power of the colonies.

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The
United States exploded the first hydrogen bomb on Eniwetok Atoll in the 
Marshall Islands on this day in 1952.

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Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel were first shown
to the public on this day in 1512.

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
(March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564)

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On this day in 1954, Algeria began to rebel against French rule.

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Walter Jerry Payton (July 25, 1954 – November 1, 1999)

Payton died from the complications that arose from bile duct cancer. During
the same week, the NFL held special ceremonies to commemorate his career
and legacy. In addition, the Chicago Bears wore special #34 patches on
their jerseys to honor Payton. His body was
cremated after his death.

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FORMER NFL MVP HAS DIED AT 90

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Yelberton Abraham Tittle Jr. (October 24, 1926 – October 8, 2017)

(AP) – New York Giants and Louisiana State University star quarterback
Y.A. Tittle, a two-time NFL MVP who was elected to the Pro Football Hall
of Fame, died Sunday night, October 8th.  

Tittle died at Stanford Hospital. The cause of death was not immediately
known.

Tittle played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers and New York
Giants in a 17-season career from 1948 to 1964 during which he played
in seven Pro Bowls. He tossed 242 touchdowns, leading the league three
times, in 1955, 1962 and 1963.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton’s Grand Jury testimony in the
Monica Lewinsky scandal is aired on national television.

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
is a
children’s fantasy
novel
by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on
this day in 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for
the
Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York
Herald Tribune
for best juvenile fiction.

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2,1973)

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On this day in 1970,  "NFL Monday Night Football" made its debut on
ABC-TV. The game was between the Cleveland Browns and the New
York Jets. The Browns won 31-21.


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The booth team: Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson and Don Meredith.

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Sandra Day O’Connor was confirmed as the first woman to serve as a
Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on this day in 1981. President Ronald
(above) made the appointment.

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Sandra Day O’Connor turned 87 in March.

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Stephen Edwin King is 70 years old today.

Author Stephen King‘s bestselling horror, science fiction, and suspense
novels include Carrie, The Shining, Misery, and The Dark Tower series. His numerous literary honors include a
Bram Stoker Award, an O. Henry Award,
and a National Book Foundation Medal.

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William (Bill) James Murray is 67 years old today.

Comedian and actor Bill Murray was nominated for an Academy
Award for Best Actor for his starring role in the 2003 film Lost
in Translation. Murray’s best known films include Caddyshack,
Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day. Prior to his film career, he
was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1977 to 1980. In
his youth, he worked as a golf caddy to fund his high school
education. Bill began taking pre-med courses at Regis University
in Denver, Colorado, but dropped out.

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From Caddyshack, 1980.

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Bill Murry in the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day.

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From Goastbusters, 1984.

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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London received its initial rain of bombs from Nazi Germany during World War II on this day in 1940.

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The military dictator and President of the Democratic
Republic of the Congo died on this day in 1997.

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The Panama Canal treaties were signed by U.S. President Carter
(left) and General Omar Torrijos Herrera on this day in 1977. The
treaties  called for the
U.S.
to turn over control of the canal’s
waterway to Panama in the year 2000.
      


        
      
      
      
      
   
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ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network,
made its debut on cable TV on this day in 1979.

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The National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated
in Canton,
OH on this day in 1963.

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Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley)
(September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)

Buddy Holly was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist
who along The Crickets pioneered rock with "That’ll
Be the Day," which topped the Billboard Best Sellers.   

Buddy won a talent contest when he was five years old
for singing "Have You Ever Gone Sailing (Down the River
of Memories)."

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on  Nazi
Germany. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.

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The Revolutionary War between the
U.S. and Great Britain ended
with the Treaty of Paris on this day in 1783.

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End of the hostage crisis on this day in 2004.

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The NASA spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars on this day in 1976. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the
planet’s surface.

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Vincent Thomas Lombardi

(June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970)


Vince Lombardi died in Washington, D.C. of cancer on
Thursday morning, September 3, 1970. He was 57.
 
  
 

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