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The 13-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army ended 
on this day in 1836. The Mexican army of about four thousand men 
under President General Santa Anna defeated 189
Texas
volunteers fighting for independence from Mexico.

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Rob Reiner (Robert Norman Reiner) is 72 years-old today.

Actor and director Rob Reiner is known especially for his role as
Michael (“Meathead”) Stivic in the CBS television series
All in the
Family
(1971–79) and for his direction of such culturally resonant
films as This Is Spinal Tap (1984), The Princess Bride (1987), When
Harry Met Sally…
(1989), and A Few Good Men (1992).

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893) was declared
the winner and 19th president of the United States after the 1876
presidential election by the United States Congress. However, it
was Samuel J. Tilden (below), who won the popular vote on Nov. 
7, 1876. Hayes served a single term, as he had promised in his 
inaugural address.

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Samuel Jones Tilden
(February 9, 1814 – August 4, 1886)
He was the 25th
Governor of New York
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On this day in 1932, the 22-month-old son (right) of aviator Charles Lindbergh (left) was kidnapped. The child was found dead in May.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann
(November 26, 1899 – April 3, 1936)

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The Andy Griffith Show aired on CBS from
October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968.

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Ronald William Howard is 65 years-old today.

Director, producer, and actor who first became
known as Andy Griffith‘s son Opie on The Andy
Griffith Show
and also played teenager Richie
Cunningham on Happy Days. His 2001 film A
Beautiful Mind
received the Academy Award for
Best Picture and earned Howard the Academy
Award for Best Director. He also directed the
films Apollo 13 (1995) and Dr. Seuss’ How the
Grinch Stole Christmas
 (2000).

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Happy Days, the original television sitcom aired first-run
from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984 on
ABC,

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MUSIC MAN ANDRE PREVIN IS DEAD AT 89

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André George Previn (Andreas Ludwig Priwin)
(April 6, 1929 – February 28, 2019)

(AP) – Andre Previn, the pianist, composer and conductor whose broad reach
took in the worlds of Hollywood, jazz and classical music, has died.

His manager Linda Petrikova says Previn passed away Thursday in his
Manhattan
home.

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CHARACTER ACTOR HAS DIED AT 93

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Thomas Morgan Woodward (September 16, 1925 – February 22, 2019)

Morgan Woodward, who appeared in more than 250 movies and TV shows
during a 40-year acting career, died in Paso Robles, Calif. on Feb. 22.

The versatile character actor played oil man Marvin “Punk” Anderson on TV
show "
Dallas" in 55 episodes from 1980-1987, but also had two appearances
on the original "
Star Trek" series, was Elder Morgan in the film "Logan’s Run,
" and was a regular on the long-running "Gunsmoke" TV series.

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Morgan Woodward (right) with John Wayne.

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