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Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie one hour before they would be
shot a killed by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip as they drove through the
streets of Sarajevo on this day in 1914.

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Six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba from the U.S. with his father
on this day in 2000. The child had been the center of an international
custody dispute.

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Elián González turned 23 on December 6.

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Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield’s
ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight
in Las Vegas, NV on this day in 1997.

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Mike Tyson (top) biting Evander Holyfield’s ear. 

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Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) is 91 years old today.

As a teenager, Mel Brooks was taught the drums by the great
Buddy Rich. In 1961, his comedy career took a big leap forward
when he and fellow comic legend Carl Reiner created a comedy
sketch called The 2000 Year Old Man.

In 2000, the American Film Institute released a list of the top 100
comedy films of all-time and Brooks had three films in the top 20:
Blazing Saddles (1974) (#6), The Producers (1968) (#11) and
Young Frankenstein (1974) (#13).

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Mel Brooks in Spaceballs (1987)

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FIRST HEARD ON THIS DAY IN 1933

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The Kraft Program
debuted June 26, 1933, as a musical-variety program
featuring orchestra leader
Paul Whiteman sponsored by Kraft Food
products. During its first year the show went through a series of name
changes, including Kraft Musical Revue, until it finally settled on
Kraft
Music Hall
in 1934. Whiteman remained the host until December 6, 1935
when
Ford Bond became the announcer. Bing Crosby took over as the 
master of ceremonies January 2, 1936. He hosted the show until May 9,
1946.

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Al Jolson (Asa Yoelson)
(May 26, 1886 – October 23, 1950)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

today in history

Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

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It was on this day in 1945.

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On this day in 2000.

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The first section of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, was opened
to the public on this day in 1870.

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The boardwalk today.

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Charlie Chaplin’s comedy "The Gold Rush" premiered
in Hollywood on this day in 1925.

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Georgia Hale & Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush.

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CARLY SIMON IS 72 TODAY

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Carly Elisabeth Simon was born in The Bronx, New York City New York.

Singer, songwriter, and musician Carly Simon released the hit song
"You’re So Vain," which was listed at #72 on the Billboard’s Hot 100’s
list of the top 100 songs from the chart’s first fifty years, from 1958
through 2008. She also recorded "Nobody Does It Better," and "Let
the River Run," among others. She and her sister were briefly
part of the duo the Simon Sisters.

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JUNE LOCKHART IS 92 TODAY

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Actress June Lockhart played a motherly figure on the CBS television
series Lassie from 1954 to 1973 and Lost in Space on CBS from 1965 to
1968. She is a two-time
Emmy Award nominee and a Tony Award winner.

She made her film debut in A Christmas Carol (1938) opposite of her
actor parents Gene and Kathleen Lockhart.    
    
  
   
    
    
  
  
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