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JOHN BELMONT

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Mark Twain’s "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was
published in the
United States for the first time on
this day in 1885.

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Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910)

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In Montgomery, AL, on this day in 1861, Jefferson Davis was
inaugurated as the President of the Confederate States.

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Jefferson Davis was sworn in as Provisional President
of the Confederate States of America on the steps of
the Alabama State Capitol (above/below).

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On this day in 1970, The Chicago Seven defendants were found
innocent of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic
national convention.

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Police arrest protesters outside of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

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John Joseph Travolta is 64 years old today. Born in Englewood, NJ.

John Travolta starred in the 1970s hit films Saturday Night Fever and 
Grease. He later went on to play Vincent Vega in the critically acclaimed
1994 film
Pulp Fiction.

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On this day in 2001, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Sr., was
killed in a crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500 race. He
died instantly from blunt force trauma to the skull.

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Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

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The funeral of Jordan’s King Hussein was on this day in 1999.

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President Clinton (center) among those attending the funeral of
King Hussein.

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The Birth of a Nation (originally called The Clansman) is a 1915
American
silent epic drama film directed and co-produced by D.
W. Griffith
and starring Lillian Gish. The screenplay is adapted
from the novel and play The Clansman
, both by
Thomas Dixon
Jr.
Griffith co-wrote the screenplay (with Frank E. Woods), and
co-produced the film (with Harry Aitken). The film premiered on
this day in 1915.

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Lillian Diana Gish
(October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993)

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A civil rights protest in Orangeburg, South Carolina turned deadly
on this day in 1968. The incident became know as the Orangeburg
Massacre.

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William D. Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on this
day in 1910.

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William Dickson "W. D." Boyce
(June 16, 1858 – June 11, 1929)

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James Byron Dean  (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

Actor James Dean starred in “Rebel Without a Cause” and “East of
Eden
” (both 1955). He became a cultural icon well before he died in
a car crash at age 24.
 He became the first actor to have received
multiple posthumous acting nominations.
  

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1773, nearly 350 chests of tea were dumped into
Boston Harbor off of British ships by Colonial patriots. The
patriots were disguised as Indians. The act was to protest
taxation without representation and the monopoly the
government granted to the East India Company.

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During World War II, the Battle of the Bulge began in Belgium on
this day in 1944. It was the final major German counteroffensive
in the war.

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Ludwig van Beethoven
(December 16, 1770 – March 26, 1827)

Beethoven bridged the gap between Classical and Romantic music with
his symphonies, concertos, and sonatas despite losing his hearing. His
most famous compositions included "Für Elise," the "Moonlight Sonata,"
and the Ninth Symphony.

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JOHN BELMONT

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On this day in 1967. in Cape Town, South Africa, a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. He only lived 18 days.

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In Bhopal, India on this day in 1984, more than 2,000 people were
killed after a cloud of poisonous gas escaped from a pesticide
plant. The plant was operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary.

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It was on this day in 1964.

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“A Streetcar Named Desire” is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams that received the Pulitzer Prize
for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December
3, 1947, and closed on December 17, 1949, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

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Marlon Brando

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Ozzy in 1974.


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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is 69 years old today.

Rock ‘n’ roll performer Ozzy Osbourne gained fame as the lead singer of Black
Sabbath
and became known as the Prince of Darkness and the Godfather of
Heavy Metal. 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this   day in 1999.

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Pink Floyd’s best – selling album was released on this day in 1979.

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
(November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965)

Winston Churchill served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from
1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

     
     

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens (pen name Mark Twain)
(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910)

Clemens was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur,
publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer
(1876) and its sequel, the
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885).

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Richard Wagstaff Clark
(November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)

Dick Clark was a radio and television personality, TV producer who remains best
cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957
to 1987 on ABC. He also hosted the game show Pyramid and Dick Clark’s New
Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Clark was often referred to as "America’s oldest teenager"
or "the world’s oldest teenager”.
    
    

    
    
    
    
    
   
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