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On this day in 1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left
Spain 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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Ferdinand Magellan (1480 – April 27,1521)

Magellan was killed in the Philippines during the
Battle of Mactan by soldiers of  leader Lapu-Lap.

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The statue of Lapu-Lapu on Mactan Island.

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James Joseph "Jim" Croce
(January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973)

On this day in 1973, pop singer Jim Croce was killed along
with five others in a plane crash on his way to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. He was only 30 years old.

Croce released five studio albums and singles. His songs
"
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle" reached
No. 1 on the
Billboard Hot 100
chart.

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Croce’s chartered Beechcraft E18S crashed into a tree
during take-off from the
Natchitoches Regional Airport

in
Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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It was on this day in 1958.


Dr. Emil A. Naclerio, member of the surgical team that operated
on the Rev. Martin Luther King, is shown at King’s bedside in
Harlem Hospital in New York on Sept. 21, 1958.

    
    

    
     Izola Ware Curry enters a New York City police station, Sept. 20, 1958, where she was questioned in the stabbing of photo
    Police officers arrest Izola Curry, King’s would-be assassin.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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From left: John Lennon 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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Late Odumegwu Ojukwu (left) leader of the breakaway Republic
of Biafra from 1967 to 1970.

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One of the casualties of the war.

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

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Althea Gibson won the Wimbledon women’s singles tennis title on
this day in 1957. She was the first black athlete to win the event.

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

Roy Rogers was one of the most popular Western stars of his
era. Known as the "King of the Cowboys", he appeared in over
100 films and numerous radio and television episodes of The
Roy Rogers Show
.


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Roy Rogers and Dale Evans.

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Rogers died of congestive heart failure on July 6, 1998. He had
been residing in
Apple Valley, CA. Roy was buried at Sunset Hills 
Memorial Park in Apple Valley, as was his wife Dale Evans three 
years later.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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Pictured from left: Elvis Presley, bass player Bill Black, guitarist
Scotty Moore and Sun Records and Memphis Recording studio
head Sam Phillips take a break from a recording session in
Memphis.

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."


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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 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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Jimmy Connors (left) congratulates Arthur Ash.

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

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

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Ted Williams in 1939.

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

Ted Williams played his entire 19-year Major League
Baseball
career as a left fielder for the Boston Red S
ox
from 1939 to 1960, only interrupted by service time
during
World War II and the Korean War. Nicknamed
"The Kid", Williams is regarded as one of the greatest
players in baseball history, despite being a below
average defensive left fielder. Williams was a nineteen-
time
All-Star, a two-time recipient of the American
League
 Most Valuable Player Award, a six-time AL
batting champion, and a two-time Triple Crown
winner.

Ted Williams finished his playing career with a .344
batting average, 521 home runs, and a .482 on-base
percentage
, the highest of all time. His career batting
average is the highest of any MLB player whose career
was played primarily in the
live-ball era, and ranks tied
for 7th all-time (with
Billy Hamilton). Williams retired
from playing in 1960 and was inducted into the
Baseball
Hall of Fame
in 1966. He died of cardiac arrest at the age
of 83 on July 5, 2002.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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TIM MAGUIRE

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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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REVIEWING PAST WORLD NEWS

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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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