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FORMER FOOTBALL PRO IS 48 TODAY

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Emmitt James Smith III

Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith retired with an NFL record 18,355
rushing yards. He was selected to eight Pro Bowls, led the NFL in rushing four
seasons, and won three Super Bowl Championships. After retirement, he won
the third season of Dancing with the Stars with Cheryl Burke. He rushed for
over 100 yards in 45 of the 49 games that he started in for his high school
football team. Emmitt Smith spent his last two NFL seasons with the Arizona
Cardinals and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010.

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BASEBALL ALL-STAR IS 86 TODAY

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Willie Howard Mays, Jr. was born in Westfield, Alabama.

Willie Mays is a Hall of Fame outfielder and 24-time All-Star known as the "Say
Hey Kid." He hit 660 home runs for the New York and San Francisco Giants
and the New York Mets and was a 2-time National League MVP as well as a
World Series Champion with the Giants in 1954.

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Martin Luther (Michael) King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

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

Harrison died of complications from pneumonia 31 days into his term,
serving the shortest tenure in United States presidential history. He
was the first president to die in office.

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It was on this day in 1974.

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               Henry Louis "Hank" Aaron turned 83 in February.

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FORMER TRAIL BLAZER STAR IS 57 TODAY

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Charles Linwood "Buck" Williams was born
in
Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

On June 24, 1989, the Nets traded Buck Williams to
the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Sam Bowie
and a draft pick. During his stay with the Blazers, Buck
became an assistant coach. He spent seven seasons
with the Trail Blazers where he remains the franchise
leader in field goal percentage (55.0%). He then went
to the New York Knicks in 1996 and announced his
retirement from the NBA in 1999.

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FORMER NFL STAR IS 83 TODAY

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Bryan Bartlett "Bart" Starr was born in Montgomery, AL.

The former Green Bay Packers quarterback was selected to
four Pro Bowl teams and was named 1966 NFL MVP. He won
five NFL Championships and two Super Bowls with the Packers,
being named MVP of Super Bowls I and II. Bart Starr compiled
24,718 passing yards and 152 touchdowns during his career.

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