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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1972, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot by
Arthur Bremer (below) in Laurel,
MD while campaigning for the
United States presidency. Wallace was paralyzed by the shot.

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On this day in 1948, Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria,
Iraq and Lebanon only hours after declaring its independence. 

    
    
    
   
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Defenders of Kibbutz Nirim in southern Israel after the battle.

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On this day in 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the dissolution
of Standard Oil Company, ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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Standard Oil Refinery No. 1 in Cleveland, Ohio, 1897.

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Lyman Frank Baum, author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," was
born on this day in 1856. He wrote a total of 14 novels in the Oz
series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems,
and at least 42 scripts.

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June Carter Cash (Valerie June Carter)
June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003)

June Carter Cash was a singer, songwriter, actress, dancer,
comedian, and author who was a member of the
Carter
Family
and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash.

June died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 73, from
complications following heart-valve replacement surgery,
surrounded by her family including her husband of 35
years.

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Johnny and June Carter Cash.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1973.

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Garry Kasparov, world chess champion, lost his first ever multi-game match on this day in 1997. He lost to IBM’s chess computer Deep
Blue. It was the first time a computer had beaten a world-champion player.

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Irving Berlin (Israel Beilin) (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)

 Composer and lyricist, Irving Berlin is widely considered one of the
greatest songwriters in American history. His music forms a great
part of the
Great American Songbook. Born in Imperial Russia,
Berlin arrived in the United States at the age of five. He published
his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907, receiving 33 cents
for the publishing rights, and had his first major international hit,
"
Alexander’s Ragtime Band" in 1911. He also was an owner of the
Music Box Theatre on Broadway.

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Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981)

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an
international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly
reggae,
ska, and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963
with the group
the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting
and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences
worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the
earliest reggae records with producer
Lee "Scratch" Perry
and after the group disbanded in 1974, Marley then
pursued a solo career upon his relocation to England.

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Bob Marley (center) with the Wailers.

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Marley died at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami (now University
of Miami Hospital
), at age 36. The spread of melanoma to his lungs
and brain caused his death. His final words to his son
Ziggy were
"Money can’t buy life”.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (May 3, 1469 – June 21 1527) 

Machiavelli was an Italian diplomat, politician, historian, philosopher,
humanist, and writer of the Renaissance period. He has often been
called the father of modern
political science.

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On this day in 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate to blacks and other minorities
were legally unenforceable.

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In his debut at Yankee Stadium against the St. Louis Browns on
this day in 1936, the “$75,000 rookie”, Joe DiMaggio recorded a
triple and two singles in six plate appearances, showcasing that consistently sweet swing that fans would come to know and love.

He was the only Yankees player to get a hit off of Browns’ relief
pitcher Russ Van Atta that day, as New York defeated St. Louis,
14-5.
 

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Peter Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014)

Pete Seeger had a string of hit records during the early 1950s as a member
of
the Weavers, most notably their recording of Lead Belly‘s "Goodnight,
Irene
", which topped the charts for 13 weeks in 1950. Members of the
Weavers were
blacklisted during the McCarthy Era. In the 1960s, Seeger
re-emerged on the public scene as a prominent singer of
protest music in
support of
international disarmament, civil rights, counterculture, and environmental causes.

As a songwriter, Pete Seeger’s best-known songs include "Where Have
All the Flowers
Gone?
" (with Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer (The
Hammer Song)
" (with Lee Hays of the Weavers), and "Turn! Turn! Turn!".

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James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006)

Singer, songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader,
James Brown is often referred to as the "Godfather of
Soul". In a career
that lasted 50
years, he influenced the development of several music
genres. Brown began his career as a
gospel singer in Toccoa, Georgia.

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James Brown & The Famous Flames At The Apollo.

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MIKE GRACIA

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The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army
ended on this day in 1836. The Mexican army of three thousand
men defeated the 189
Texas volunteers.

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision on this day in 1857, 
ruled that blacks could not sue in federal court to be citizens.

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni   
(March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564) 

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Most Famous Works Of Art: The Creation Of Adam by Michelangelo

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On this day in 1981, Walter Cronkite (above) appeared in the last 
airing of "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite." He had been
on the job 19 years.

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Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009)

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Ed McMahon (left) and
Johnny Carson (right) began their long association in
their first TV series, the
ABC game show Who Do You Trust?, running from
1957 to 1962. Then afterwards, McMahon would make his famous thirty-year
mark as Carson’s
sidekick, announcer and second banana on NBC‘s highly successfully The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992.
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Rob Reiner, actor, writer, director, producer, and activist, is 71 
years old today.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed the
enlargement of the U.S. Supreme Court. The plan failed.

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On February 8, 1937, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to
consider President Roosevelt’s request.

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On this day in 1994, white separatist Byron De La
Beckwith was convicted in Jackson, MS, of the
1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers
(pictured below).

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Medgar Wiley Evers
(July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963)

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William Seward Burroughs II
(February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997)

Burroughs was a writer and artist, a primary figure of the
Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author whose
influence is considered to have affected a range of popular
culture as well as literature. He wrote eighteen novels and
novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections
of essays.

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The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was a comedy and variety 
show television series hosted by the Smothers Brothers (below)
and initially airing on
CBS from on this day in 1967 to 1969.

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Richard Remick Smothers and Thomas Bolyn Smothers lll.

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Henry Louis Aaron is 84 years old today.

Hank Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin’ Hank", is a retired
American
Major League Baseball right fielder who is currently the senior
vice president of the
Atlanta Braves. He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and two seasons
for the
Milwaukee Brewers in the American League, from 1954 through
1976. Aaron held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years, and
he still holds several MLB offensive records. He hit 24 or more home runs
every year from 1955 through 1973, and is one of only two players to hit
30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times. In 1999, The
Sporting News
ranked Aaron fifth on its "100 Greatest Baseball Players"
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