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It was on this day in 1967.

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Ulysses S. Grant (Hiram Ulysses Grant)
(April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885)

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Former president Ulysses S. Grant working on his memoirs just
weeks before he died. After a year-long struggle with cancer,
surrounded by his family, Grant died at 8 o’clock in the morning
in the Mount McGregor cottage on July 23, 1885, at the age of 63.

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Commanding General Grant, 1866 portrait.

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Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson at Westminster
Abbey in London on this day in 1986. They divorced in 1996.

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On this day in 1984, Miss America, Vanessa Williams, turned in her
crown after it had been learned that nude photos of her appeared 
in "Penthouse" magazine. She was the first to resign the title.

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Vanessa Lynn Williams turned 55 March 18.

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Golfer Tiger Woods wins career Grand Slam on this day in 2000.

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In Luneburg Germany on this day in 1945, Heinrich Himmler, the
head of the Nazi Gestapo, committed suicide while imprisoned
by the Allied forces.

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Heinrich Himmler dead after committing suicide by means of a
hidden cyanide capsule.

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On this day in 1960, Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.

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On this day in 1934, in Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and
Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers. The
bank robbers were riding in a stolen Ford Deluxe (below).

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Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died on this day in 1937.

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Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002)

Sam Snead was a professional golfer who was one of the top players in
the world for most of four decades. Snead won a record 82
PGA Tour
events, including seven
majors. He never won the U.S. Open, though
he was runner-up four times.

Snead’s nickname was "Slammin’ Sammy", and he was admired by
many for having the so-called "perfect swing," He died in Hot Springs,
Virginia, in 2002 following complications from a
stroke, four days before
his 90th birthday.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, which
prevented the planned moon landing.

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Apollo 13 Service Module after the Explosion. The damage
is on the left-hand side.

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Pope St. John Paul II embraces Elio Toaff, then the chief rabbi of
Rome. It the Pope’s first visit to a Synagogue on this day in 1986.

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Sidney Poitier became the first black to win an Oscar for best actor
on this day in 1964. It was for his role in the film"Lilies of the Field”.

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Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament at the age of 21 on this day in 1997. He also set a
record when he finished at 18 under par.

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Tiger woods (Eldrick Tont Woods) turned 42 December 30.

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THE GOLDEN BEAR IS 78 TODAY

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Jack William Nicklaus was born in Columbus, Ohio.

Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus has 18 major championship wins including
5-time PGA and 3-time Open championships. He was a football player while 
at Ohio State University.

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From left: Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.

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ED DANAHUE

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Saddam Hussein was executed on this day in 2006.

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About 600 people died on this day in 1903 when fire broke out at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago,
IL.

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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formed on this
day in 1922. Vladimir Lenin (above) proclaimed the establishment.

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The United Auto Workers union staged its first sit-down strike, at the Fisher Body Plant in Flint,
MI. on this day in 1936.

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On this day in 1948, the musical "Kiss Me Kate" opened at the New Century Theatre in New York City. Cole Porter composed the music
for the classic play that ran for 1,077 performances.

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Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, and Julie Wilson.

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Bo Diddley  (Ellas Otha Bates)  (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008)

Singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer Bo Diddley  who played a
key role in the transition from the
blues to rock and roll. He influenced many
artists,
including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones with his 
use of
African rhythms and a signature beat.



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