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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The Women’s Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY.
where bloomers were introduced on this day in 1848.
 

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President Clinton (center) prepares to announce his new ‘Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy on this day in 1993.

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APOLLO 11 Goes Into Lunar Orbit Seattle Times NEWSPAPER JULY 19 1969 • 7-19-69
It was on this day in 1969.

Lunar Orbit Insertion
Representation of the Apollo 11 spacecraft entering orbit around
the moon.


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The Summer Olympics – Moscow, Soviet Union, began
on this day in1980.

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A view of the 1980 Moscow Olympics opening ceremony.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The establishment of full diplomatic relations between the United
States and Vietnam were announced by President Clinton on this
day in 1995.

 

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Alexander Hamilton-Aaron Burr-Duel-Pistols on display in the JP
Morgan Chase Headquarters in NYC.

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The abandoned U.S. space station Skylab returned to Earth. It
burned up in the atmosphere and showered debris over the
Indian Ocean and Australia on this day in 1979.

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It was on this day in 1914, Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues
with the Boston Red Sox.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The engagement of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth to Lt.
Philip Mountbatten was announced on this day in 1947.  

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On this day in 1997, Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing
ring and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander
Holyfield.

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Rod Steiger’s performance in the 1967 film “In the Heat of the
Night” won him the
Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Rodney Stephen "Rod" Steiger
(April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002)

Cited as "one of Hollywood’s most charismatic and dynamic
stars", Rod Steiger is closely associated with the art
of
method acting.

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Rod Steiger from “In the Heat of the Night.”

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Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is 61 years old today.

Legendary actor Tom Hanks won back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Actor
for his roles in Philadelphia in 1993 and Forrest Gump in 1994. He has starred
in many other classics, including Cast Away (2000), The Green Mile (1999) ,
Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Apollo 13 (1995).

He interned at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, where he learned about
theater production, lighting, and stage management.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Sam Phillips (left) of Sun  Record Company and Elvis Presley.

Elvis Presley’s first commercial recording session took place in Memphis, TN
on this day in 1954.. He recorded "That’s All Right (Mama)" and "Blue Moon
of Kentucky” at Sun Studios. 

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The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut
during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris on this  day
in 1946. Micheline Bernardini (above) wore the two-piece outfit.

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Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles
title when he defeated Jimmy Connors on this  day in 1975.  

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Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
(July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993)

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Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, becoming
the first black player in the American League on this day in 1947.

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
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Lawrence Eugene Doby
(December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003)

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Theodore Samuel Williams
(August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002)

Williams is regarded as one of the greatest players in
baseball history. Williams retired from playing in 1960
and was inducted into the
Baseball Hall of Fame in
1966.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Archduke Ferdinand and his wife Sophie one hour before they would be
shot a killed by Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip as they drove through the
streets of Sarajevo on this day in 1914.

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Six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba from the U.S. with his father
on this day in 2000. The child had been the center of an international
custody dispute.

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Elián González turned 23 on December 6.

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Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield’s
ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight
in Las Vegas, NV on this day in 1997.

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Mike Tyson (top) biting Evander Holyfield’s ear. 

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Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) is 91 years old today.

As a teenager, Mel Brooks was taught the drums by the great
Buddy Rich. In 1961, his comedy career took a big leap forward
when he and fellow comic legend Carl Reiner created a comedy
sketch called The 2000 Year Old Man.

In 2000, the American Film Institute released a list of the top 100
comedy films of all-time and Brooks had three films in the top 20:
Blazing Saddles (1974) (#6), The Producers (1968) (#11) and
Young Frankenstein (1974) (#13).

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Mel Brooks in Spaceballs (1987)

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