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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
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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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
Dr. I Triplane.

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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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ED DONAHUE

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It was on this day in 1994 the civil war erupted in Rwanda.

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Herbert Hoover, then Secretary of Commerce, is shown as he
took part in the first successful public demonstration of inter-
city television broadcasting on this day in 1927.

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Henry Ford’s first car was the Quadricycle, seen here with Ford
in 1896.

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It was on this day in 1947.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

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On this day in 1949.

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SHIRLEY JONES IS 83 TODAY

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Shirley Mae Jones was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania.

Musical actress Shirley Jones starred as the mom of The Partridge Family on
ABC-TV from  September 25, 1970 – March 23, 1974. She won the Miss
Pittsburgh contest in 1952.

 

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