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The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon
and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago,
IL on this day in 1960.

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On this day in 1980, the Cuban government abruptly closed Mariel Harbor to
end the freedom flotilla of Cuban refugees that began the previous April.

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On this day in 1957, the musical "West Side Story" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.
 

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George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937)

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin’s compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most
popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are
the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American
in Paris
(1928) as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).

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Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965)
 

T.S. Eliot was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social
critic, and "one of the twentieth century’s major poets".
  Eliot attracted
widespread attention for his poem "
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
(1915), which was seen as a masterpiece of the
Modernist movement.

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Ed Donahue

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on this day in 1519 to
find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during
the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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On this day in 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. was signing books at a store in
Harlem when a woman stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. The
sharp instrument went through his sternum and came close.

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King during his hospital stay.

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Holocaust survivor and Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal died on this
day in 2005. He was 96.

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Wiesenthal’s grave marker in Israel.

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It was on this day in 1973.

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On this day in 1973, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way
to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also
killed.

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Sophia Loren (Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone) 
is 83 today.

Italian actress Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for Best
Actress for her role as Cesira in the 1962 film Two Women. She
voiced the character Mama Topolino in the 2011 Disney feature
Cars 2. Before fame, she was a finalist for a beauty pageant in
Naples at the age of fourteen.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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John Lennon (left) and Paul McCartney were introduced to each
other on this day in 1957.
 

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The first All-Star baseball game was held in Chicago on this day
in 1933. The American League beat the National League 4-2.

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The Biafran War erupted on this day in 1967. The war
lasted two-and-a-half years. About 600,000 people died.

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Frida Kahlo de Rivera (Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón)
(July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954).
 

Mexican painter Frida Kahlo was associated with Surrealism and Magic Realism
and is best known for her 55 self-portraits. She was inspired by the indigenous
Mexican culture and Mexican mythology. Her childhood home, Casa Azul, was transformed into a Mexico City museum and tourist attraction after her death.

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Trailblazing athlete Althea Gibson became the first African-American player to win the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title on this day
in 1957.

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Roy Rogers (Leonard Franklin Slye)
(November 5, 1911 – July 6, 1998)

Known as the "King of the Cowboys", Roy Rogers 
appeared in over 100 films and numerous radio
and television episodes of The Roy Rogers Show
.

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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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