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SANDY KOZEL

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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the age of 39 on this day
in 1968.

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Ray was the accused assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. 

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William Henry Harrison Sr. (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841)

William Harrison was the ninth president of the United States (1841). He
was the last president born before the
American Revolution, and died
of pneumonia just 31 days into his term, thereby serving the shortest
tenure in United States presidential history. He was the first president
to
die in office.

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On this day in 1974, Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth’s major league
baseball home-run record with 714.

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Maya Angelou (Marguerite Annie Johnson)
(April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

African-American poet and author Maya Angelou is known for her 1969 autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, as well as for her poem
"On the Pulse of Morning." She was mute for five years as the result of
trauma and, during this period,
developed her lifelong love of literature.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Indira Gandhi was elected prime minister of India on this day in 1966.

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It was on this day in 2001, upon leaving office, Bill Clinton admitted
to his
false statements concerning his affair with Ms. Lewinsky.   
    
    
    
   

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Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean is 72 years young today.

Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer
of all time. Achieving 25
Recording Industry Association of
America (RIAA) certified Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum
awards, she has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard

country music charts, a record for a female artist (tied with
Reba McEntire). She has 41 career top 10 country albums,
a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted
singles over the past 40 years.

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SEER WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1503

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Nostradamus (Michel de Nostredame)
(December 14, 1503 – July 2, 1566)

French poet, apothecary, and self-proclaimed prophet Nostradamus
began publishing his predictions in 1555. His quatrains, whether truly
prophetic or misinterpreted to be so, have attained a cult following
through the centuries. Although mainstream media has claimed that
he has predicted major historical events, historians argue that his
apparent accuracy is due to poor translation and  misinterpretation.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1992, Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced they are separating.

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Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade,"
was published in England on this day in 1854.

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Solidarity Union leader Lech Walesa won Poland’s first direct
presidential election in the country’s history on this day in 1990.

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Lech Wałęsa turned 74 in September.

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Kirk Douglas in Spartacus 1960.

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Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch) is 101 years old today.

Actor, producer, director, and author Kirk Douglas is one of the
last living people of the film industry’s
Golden Age. During his
career he appeared in more than 90 movies. He has received
three
Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime
Achievement, and the
Presidential Medal of Freedom. As an
author, he has written ten novels and memoirs. Currently, he
is No. 17 on the
American Film Institute‘s list of the greatest
male screen legends of classic Hollywood cinema
.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Communist East Germany opened its borders on this day in
1989, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.

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On this day in 1938, Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and
looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91
Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that
became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass."

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The great Northeast blackout occurred on this day in 1965, as
several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power
failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.

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Dylan Marlais Thomas (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953)

Thomas came to be appreciated as a popular poet during his lifetime, though
he found earning a living as a writer difficult. He began augmenting his income
with reading tours and radio broadcasts.

At the post-mortem, the pathologist found three causes of death – pneumonia,
brain swelling and a fatty liver. Despite his heavy drinking his liver showed no
sign of cirrhosis. He was only 39.

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Arthur William Matthew "Art" Carney
(November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003)

Actor in film, stage, television and radio, Art Carney is best known
for playing sewer worker Ed Norton opposite Jackie Gleason‘s Ralph
Kramden
in the CBS television sitcom The Honeymooners from 1955
to 1956. He won
the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in
Harry and Tonto (1974). Carney died in his sleep of natural causes
on November 9, 2003, 5 days after his 85th birthday, near his home
in Westbrook, Connecticut.

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Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and Audey Meadows

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Art Carney as a department store Santa Clause in the
1960 Twilight Zone episode "Night of the Meek".
  

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