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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It  was on this day in 1893.

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On this day in 1837, Queen Victoria ascended the British throne
following the death of her uncle, King William IV.

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Race-related rioting erupted in Detroit, Michigan on this day in 1943
and Federal troops were sent in two days later to end the violence
that left more than 30 dead.

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On this day in 1967, Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The U.S.Supreme Court later overturned the conviction.

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Released on this day in 1975.

Considered one of the greatest films ever made, Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, was the prototypical summer blockbuster, with its release
regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history. Jaws became
the
highest-grossing film of all time until the release of Star Wars (1977).

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Director Steven Spielberg.

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The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston on this day in 1775.

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Kathryn Elizabeth Smith  (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986)

Known as The First Lady of Radio, Kate Smith was a singer best known
for her rendition of
Irving Berlin‘s "God Bless America".

In her later years, Smith was impaired by diabetes. In 1976, she suffered
brain damage after slipping into a
diabetic coma. In January 1986, Kate’s
right leg was amputated due to poor circulation caused by diabetes. Five
months later, she underwent a
mastectomy. On June 17, 1986, Smith died
of
respiratory arrest at Raleigh Community Hospital in Raleigh at the age
of 79.


Statue of Kate Smith in Philadelphia, PA.

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SANDY KOZEL

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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On this day in 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were born near Callender, Ontario, to Olivia and Elzire Dionne. The babies were the first quint’s 
to survive infancy. Mother Elzire Dionne with her quintuplets (above).
 
    
    

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Annette and Cecile Dionne are 84 today and are the two surviving
members of the Dionne Quintuplets.


    
   

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Ian Lancaster Fleming (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964)

Fleming was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence
officer
who is best known for his James Bond series of spy
novels
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Horace Stoneham, left, owner of the New York Giants congratulates Walter O’Malley owner of the Dodgers.

On this day in 1957, National League club owners voted to allow
the Brooklyn Dodgers to move to Los Angeles and that the New
York Giants could move to San Francisco.

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Edward VIII (Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David)

On this day in 1972, The Duke of Windsor, who gave up the British throne in
1936 to marry an American divorcee, died at 77 in his home near Paris. He
was a smoker from an early age, was diagnosed with
throat cancer and
underwent
cobalt therapy.

        

                   

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Philip Edward Hartmann (September 24, 1948 – May 28, 1998)

Canadian born actor/comedian Phil Hartman garnered fame in 1986
when he joined the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. He
won fame for his impressions, particularly of President
Bill Clinton,
and he stayed on the show for eight seasons. Given the moniker
"The Glue" for his ability to hold the show together and help other
cast members, Hartman won a
Primetime Emmy Award for his SNL
work in 1989.

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Charles A. Lindberg completed the first solo nonstop airplane flight across the Atlantic Ocean on this day in 1927. The trip began May 20.

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The American branch of the Red Cross was founded by Clara Barton
on this day in 1881.

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Clarissa "Clara" Harlowe Barton (December 25, 1821 – April 12, 1912)

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Fourteen-year-old Bobby Franks (above) was murdered in a
"thrill killing" committed by Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard
Loeb (below) on this day in 1924. The killers were students
at the University of Chicago.


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On this day in 1959, the musical "Gypsy" opened on Broadway
and played 702 performances, closing on March 25, 1961 at the
Imperial Theatre.

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From left: Sandra Church as Louise, Ethel Merman starred as
Rose, and Jack Klugman as Herbie.

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On this day in 2001, former president of Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special
forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes
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On this day in 1945, American forces invaded Okinawa during WW II.

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Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses on this day in 1933.

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Nazis affix a sign to Jewish store urging shoppers not to patronize
it.

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On this day in 1984, Marvin Gaye, the Grammy-winning
singer who topped the soul charts with such classics as
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” was shot twice in the
chest and killed by his minister father. The Rev. Marvin
Gaye Sr. picked up a handgun during a family dispute
over an “insurance matter”. The singers death was one
day short of his 45th birthday.

Picture of Marvin Gaye Sr. is being held in the slaying of his son.
Marvin Gaye SR. being escorted in handcuffs.

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Marvin Gaye (Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.)  (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984)

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Jessica Dawn Lynch is a former U.S. Army soldier who was serving as a unit
supply
specialist
with the 507th Maintenance Company when her convoy was ambushed by Iraqi forces during the Battle of Nasiriyah. Lynch was seriously injured. Her subsequent recovery by U.S. Special Operations Forces on April
1, 2003 received considerable media coverage; it was the first successful
rescue of an American prisoner of war since World War II and the first ever
of a woman.

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The above photo is from combat video footage of Jessica Lynch
on a stretcher during her rescue in Iraq.

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Jessica Lynch will be 35 on April 26.

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