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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1945.

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Heinrich Himmler lies dead after chewing on a cyanide capsule
while under British arrest.

                               
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Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
on this day in 1960.


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In Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were
ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers. The bank robbers
were driving a stolen Ford Deluxe.

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

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FORMER PRIZEFIGHTER IS 61 TODAY

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“Sugar” Ray Charles Leonard was born in Wilmington, NC.

Olympic champion boxer and dominant prizefighter of the 1980s who
became the first fighter to earn more than $100 million from fight
purses. He went 36-3-1 as a professional and was inducted into
the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1997. He started boxing in
1969 and his first pro fight was in 1977.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1954

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On this day in 1973.

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The Buttonwood Agreement on this day in 1792 marked the
beginning of the New York Stock Exchange.Two dozen stock 
brokers met under a buttonwood tree in Lower Manhattan.

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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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SANDY KOZEL

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It was on this day in 1942.

Forced march without provisions, under barbaric treatment meted by Japanese Imperial forces, to Western and Philippine soldiers, resulting in an horrific death toll of POWs, World War II: Corregidor, Bataan, Philippines "Death March"

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Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister turned 88 March 23.

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Orson Welles with big brother Richard Welles.

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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

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1941

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