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Gaius Julius Caesar, born on this day in 100 B.C.

Caesar was a Roman politician, general, and notable author of Latin prose. He
played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic
and the rise of the Roman Empire.

         

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Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin announced
his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party on
this day in 1990.

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Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)

Thoreau was an American essayist, poet, philosopher,
abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic,
surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist,
Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection
upon simple living in natural surroundings, and an essay
on "Civil Disobedience"

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George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932)

Eastman was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak 
Company and popularized the use of roll film.

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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II
(July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960)

Hammerstein was an American librettist, theatrical producer,
and theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. He
won eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for Best
Original Song
. Oscar Hammerstein is best known for his
collaborations with Richard Rodgers, which include Oklahoma!
(1943)’, Carousel
(1943), South Pacific (1949), The King and I,
(1951), and The Sound of Music (1959).

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1853

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John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937)

Rockefeller was an American oil industry business magnate and
philanthropist widely considered
the wealthiest American of all
time
and the richest person in modern history. He revolutionized
the petroleum industry.

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It was first learned on this day in 1947, an unidentified flying object
crashed on a ranch northwest of Roswell, New Mexico, sometime
during the first week of July 1947.

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investigators examine Roswell crash debris.

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Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first "Follies" on the roof of the New
York Theater in New York City on this day in 1907.

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Florenz Edward Ziegfeld Jr. (March 21, 1867 – July 22, 1932)

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On this day in 1986, Kurt Waldheim was sworn in as president of
Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war  
crimes. He died in 2007.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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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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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1998 James Byrd (above) was killed in Jasper TX
when he was picked up three white men while hitch-hiking. He
was beaten and chained behind their pick-up truck (below) and
dragged for three miles.

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Takeover was complete on this day in 1948.

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On this day in 1972, the musical "Grease" opened on Broadway.

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Grease closed on Feb. 23, 1997 to make way for a revival of Annie.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor) 

Queen Elizabeth, the longest reigning monarch in British
history is 91 today.

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The Queen and Prince Philip.

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The notorious German flying ace known as “The Red
Baron”, was killed in action by Allied
fire on this day
in 1918.
 


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The Baron prepares for a flight over British lines in his Fokker
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The original Broadway production opened on this day in 1977.

The original Broadway production ran for nearly six years, setting a record for
the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It won the Tony Award for Best
Musical.

                           

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