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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Tokyo Bay on this day in 1853.

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Matthew Calbraith Perry
(April 10, 1794 – March 4, 1858)

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

Business Magnate John D. Rockefeller is widely considered
the wealthiest American of all time, and the richest person
in modern history
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What became known as the Roswell Incident was on this day in 1947.


Major Jesse Marcel from the Roswell Army Air Field with debris
found 75 miles north west of Roswell, NM.

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

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The assassination on this day in 1914 sparked World War-ll.

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On this day in 2000, six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba
from the U.S. with his father. The child had been the center of an international custody dispute.

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Federal agents seized Elián González, held in a closet by Donato Dalrymple, in Miami in April 2000. Dalrymple rescued the boy
from the ocean after his mother drowned when they tried to
escape Cuba.

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On this day in 1997, boxer Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting
part of Evander Holyfield’s ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas,
NV
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Referee Mills Lane checks the ear of WBA heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield after it was bitten by Mike Tyson.

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Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979)

Richard Rodgers was an American composer, with over 900 songs and
43
Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant
composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his
songwriting partnerships with the
lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar
Hammerstein II
. His compositions have had a significant impact on
popular music.

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Richard Rodgers (left) and Oscar Hammerstein ll.

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Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) is 92 years old today.


Mel Brooks was the director of the classic satirical comedies
Blazing
Saddles
(1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), Spaceballs (1987), High
Anxiety
(1977),
The Producers (1967) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights
(1993).
Brooks belongs to an exclusive club of entertainers as the
recipient of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

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Mel Brooks in Spaceballs.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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John William King

 

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Jasper County Assistant District Attorney Pat Hardy displays the
chain allegedly used to drag James Byrd.

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The Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia on
this day in 1948.

Czechoslovakian Communist Party leader Klement Gottwald, addressing the crowds in Wenceslas Square, Prague, on 25 February 1948. Source: https://www.private-prague-guide.com/wp-content/klement_gottwald.jpg
Czechoslovakian Communist Party leader Klement Gottwald,
addressing the crowds in Wenceslas Square, Prague, on 25
February 1948.

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Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroyed Iraq’s only nuclear reactor on
this day in 1981.

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On this  day in 1972, the musical “Grease” opened
on Broadway. It had been playing off-Broadway for
about 4 months.

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Prince Rogers Nelson
(June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

Prince released ten platinum-selling albums and won multiple Grammy
Awards for Purple Rain (1984), including Best Performance and Best
Soundtrack. He became known for releasing over thirty Top Forty single
hits.  He suffered from epilepsy as a child, and began writing music at
age seven. One of
the first groups he worked with was 94 East.

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SANDY KOZEL

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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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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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On this day in 1980, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupts, causing
a massive avalanche and killing 57 people on this day in 1980. Ash
from the volcanic eruption fell as far away as Minnesota. Seismic
activity at Mount St. Helens, which is 96 miles south of Seattle,
began on March 16.

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USGS geologist Don Swanson (in red) and his colleague, Jim
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Mount St. Helens.

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On this day in 1896, the U.S. Supreme court upheld the "separate but equal" policy in the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision. The ruling was overturned 58 years later with Brown vs. Board of Education.


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Pope Saint John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła)
(May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005)

Pope John Paul was the second longest-serving pope
in history who was the leader of the Catholic Church
from 1978 to 2005. He was one of the most influential
leaders of the 20th century who worked to bring Jews,
Christians, and Muslims together. He was canonized
as a Saint in April of 2014.

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Frank Russell Capra (Francesco Rosario Capra)
(May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991)

Capra became one of America’s most influential directors during
the 1930s, winning three
Oscars from his six nominations as 
Best Director, along with three other Oscar wins from nine
nominations in other categories. Among his leading films
were It Happened One Night (1934), You Can’t Take It with You
(1938), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington(1939);
Capra was
nominated as Best Director and as producer for Academy
Award for Best Picture on all three films, winning both
awards on the first two.


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On this day in 2003, "Les Miserables" closed after 6,680 shows and
16 years on Broadway.

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Les Misérables has been voted the greatest musical of all time in
a public poll conducted by a new online radio station dedicated
to musical theatre.

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