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Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers on
this day in1991. The scene was captured on amateur video.

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The deadly L.A. rioting began almost immediately after jurors set the above officers, involved in the Rodney King beating, free on April 29,
1992.

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Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922)

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer,
and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical
telephone
and founding the
American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T)
in 1885.

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Alexander Graham Bell places the first New York to Chicago call in
1892.

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The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was
adopted as the American national anthem on this day in 1931. The
song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."

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The first issue of Time magazine was published on this day in
1923 and featured Speaker Joseph G. Cannon on the cover. The
magazine was founded and originally run by Henry Luce (below).

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Henry Robinson Luce
(April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967)

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Steve Fossett Completed his solo Around The World Flight without
refueling on this day in 2005.


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James Stephen “Steve” Fossett
(April 22, 1944 – c. September 3, 2007)


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MODEL FOR MOVIE COPS HAS DIED AT 86

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David Ramon "Dave" Toschi

(July 11, 1931 – January 6, 2018)

Dave Toschi, the lead detective in San Francisco’s unsolved
Zodiac serial-killer case of the 1960s and ‘70s, and who
served as the model for Harry Callahan, Clint Eastwood’s
"Dirty Harry" movie character, has died. 

His daughter said Toschi died Saturday at his home in San
Francisco after a prolonged illness.

Toschi’s stylish detective work immediately caught the eye of
Hollywood, with Steve McQueen basing his character in the
1968 film “Bullitt” after him. (FoxNews)

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Toschi received a full portrayal by actor Mark Ruffalo (above)
in the 2007 movie “Zodiac,” based on the killings.

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Clint Eastwood in “Dirty Harry”, 1971.

Bullitt [DVD] [1968] - Front_Standard
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K-9 MEMORIAL DEDICATED

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The Portland Police Canine Memorial Statue that was Dedicated
Saturday.

 

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Argos End of Watch June 5,1987.                            Mick

 

The Portland, Oregon Police Bureau’s Canine Unit hosted an open house
and dedication ceremony for the newly created Canine Memorial, located
in front of the Canine Unit office and public safety building at 4735 East
Burnside Street, formerly Southeast Precinct. 

The memorial project was made possible through countless hours of 
work by local artist Richard A. Moore III, as well as many donors, such
as the Portland Police Historical Society and Adventist Credit Union,
following the tragic shooting death of Portland Police K-9 Mick (above)
in 2014.
 

  
  
 

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On this day in 1992.

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The Nazi death camp, Dachau, was liberated on this day in 1945.

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It was on this day in 1974 when President Richard Nixon announced
he was releasing edited transcripts of secretly made White House
tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal.

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Jerome Allen "Jerry" Seinfeld is 63 years old today.

In 2005, Comedy Central named Seinfeld their "12th Greatest Stand- 
up Comedian of All Time".

In the 1990s he had to rent a hangar at Santa Monica Airport to store
his vehicle collection, which included forty-six Porsches.

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TV SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1951

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The NBC-TV series Dragnet was based on the radio series of the same
name
. The show starred Jack Webb reprising his role as Sgt. Joe Friday,
and his partners, including Ben Alexander as Officer Frank Smith. The
show originally aired until August 23, 1959. 

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On the set with Jack Webb (left) and Ben Alexander (far right).

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