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POPULAR POP GROUP MEMBER DIES AT 77

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Peter Tork (Peter Halsten Thorkelson)
(February 13, 1942 – February 21, 2019)

(Fox News) – Peter Tork, keyboardist and bass guitarist of ‘60s pop group
The Monkees, has died Thursday.

The Washington Post reported His death was confirmed by his sister Anne Thorkelson.

In 1999 Tork had been diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare
cancer affecting his tongue. He died at a family home in Connecticut.

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BRIAN THOMAS

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During World War II on this  day in 1945, about 30,000 United States
Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima 
from the Imperial Japanese Army.
  

    

        
       
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William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is 79-years-old today.


Singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive
Smokey Robinson was the founder and front man of the
Motown
vocal group
the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter
and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as
"The Five Chimes" until 1972 when he announced a retirement
from the group to focus on his role as Motown’s vice president,
but Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the
following year.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame
in 1987.

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In Milwaukee on this day in 1992, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to life in prison. He was later sentenced to a 16th term
of life imprisonment for an additional homicide committed in Ohio
in 1978. On November 28 of 1994, he was beaten to death in prison
by Christopher Scarver (below), a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution.

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Christopher J. Scarver will be 50 in July.

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan is 56 years old today.

Former high-flying Chicago Bulls shooting guard is considered by many to
be the greatest basketball player of all-time. He was a 6-time NBA champion,
6-time NBA Finals MVP, and 5-time NBA MVP.
 He didn’t make the varsity
squad as a sophomore at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina because he was only 5’11".
  MJ is currently the principal owner and chairman of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.

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Here’s “Air Jordan” in Portland, Oregon.

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In Flemington, New Jersey on t his day in 1935, a jury found Bruno Richard Hauptmann guilty of the kidnapping and death of the infant
son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was later executed
for the crimes (below).

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Charles Lindbergh, Jr (1930 – 1932)

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During World War II on this day in 1945, allied aircraft began bombing
the German city of Dresden. It was almost completely destroyed and
became a symbol of the “terror bombing” campaign against Germany,
which was one of the most controversial allied actions of the war.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured U.S.
U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (left) for the Soviet spy Rudolph
Ivanovich Abel (right) being held by the United States.
       

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The Glienicke bridge just after the Powers swap.

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