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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin on this day in 1794.

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Sir Michael Caine (Maurice Joseph Micklewhite) is 86 today.

Michael Caine is an English actor, producer and author. He has appeared in
more than 130 films in a career spanning 70 years and is considered a
British
film
icon.


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Quincy Delight Jones Jr. is also 86 day.


Quincy Jones is Influential record producer, arranger, and musician of
many film scores, classic albums, and hit songs. He is perhaps best
known for producing multiple albums by the great
Michael Jackson,
including 1982’s Thriller and 1987’s Bad. In 2013, he was inducted into
the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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MIKE  GRACIA

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On this day in 1932, the 22-month-old son (right) of aviator Charles Lindbergh (left) was kidnapped. The child was found dead in May.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann
(November 26, 1899 – April 3, 1936)

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The Andy Griffith Show aired on CBS from
October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968.

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Ronald William Howard is 65 years-old today.

Director, producer, and actor who first became
known as Andy Griffith‘s son Opie on The Andy
Griffith Show
and also played teenager Richie
Cunningham on Happy Days. His 2001 film A
Beautiful Mind
received the Academy Award for
Best Picture and earned Howard the Academy
Award for Best Director. He also directed the
films Apollo 13 (1995) and Dr. Seuss’ How the
Grinch Stole Christmas
 (2000).

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Happy Days, the original television sitcom aired first-run
from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984 on
ABC,

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TRAVIS ASKS FOR HELP ON THIS DAY IN 1836

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Texan Colonel William Travis (below) sends a desperate plea for help for the besieged defenders of the Alamo, ending the message with the famous last
words, “Victory or Death.”

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The Alamo today still stands in San Antonio, Texas.


Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years the
former mission now known as the Alamo has been a crossroads of history.

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BRIAN THOMAS

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During World War II on this  day in 1945, about 30,000 United States
Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima 
from the Imperial Japanese Army.
  

    

        
       
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William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is 79-years-old today.


Singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive
Smokey Robinson was the founder and front man of the
Motown
vocal group
the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter
and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as
"The Five Chimes" until 1972 when he announced a retirement
from the group to focus on his role as Motown’s vice president,
but Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the
following year.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame
in 1987.

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BRIAN THOMAS

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In Milwaukee on this day in 1992, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to life in prison. He was later sentenced to a 16th term
of life imprisonment for an additional homicide committed in Ohio
in 1978. On November 28 of 1994, he was beaten to death in prison
by Christopher Scarver (below), a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution.

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Christopher J. Scarver will be 50 in July.

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan is 56 years old today.

Former high-flying Chicago Bulls shooting guard is considered by many to
be the greatest basketball player of all-time. He was a 6-time NBA champion,
6-time NBA Finals MVP, and 5-time NBA MVP.
 He didn’t make the varsity
squad as a sophomore at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina because he was only 5’11".
  MJ is currently the principal owner and chairman of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.

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Here’s “Air Jordan” in Portland, Oregon.

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