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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1995.

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Prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden seek life without parole for
O.J.

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After careful selection, a Jury of eight women and four men was
selected and included eight blacks, one white, one Hispanic and
two people of mixed race.

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In baseball, the "Shot Heard ‘Round the World" was a game-winning home run by New York Giants outfielder and third baseman Bobby Thomson off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca at the Polo Grounds in New York City on October 3, 1951, to win the National
League (NL) pennant.

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Thomson hits the ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World’ at The Polo Grounds
in New York City .

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Robert (Bobby) Brown Thomson
(October 25, 1923 – August 16, 2010)

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The children’s television series “Captain Kangaroo” aired weekday mornings on the CBS network from October 3, 1955, until December
8, 1984, making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children’s television program of its day.

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Robert James Keeshan
(June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

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On this day in 1955, "The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on
ABC-TV and ran until 1959.

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Walt Disney (center) is surrounded by members of "The Mickey
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Head Mouseketeer Jimmie Dodd with his Mouse Guitar.


   


    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The Model T automobile was introduced by Henry Ford (below) on
this day in 1908. The purchase price of the car was $850.

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Game one of the first modern World Series took place at Boston’s Huntington Avenue Ball Field (above) on this day in 1903. It was
between the Boston Pilgrims and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Boston prevailed five games to three, winning the last four.


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On this day in 1962, Johnny Carson began hosting the "Tonight"
show on NBC-TV. He stayed with the show for 29 years. Jack Paar
was the previous host.

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Host Johnny Carson, right, appears with the show’s announcer
Ed McMahon during the final taping of the "Tonight Show" on
May 22, 1992.

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Walt Disney World opened in Orlando, FL. on this day in 1971.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The space shuttle Discovery took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida 
on this day in 1988.
It was the first manned space flight since the Challenger disaster.

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Jerry Lee Lewis is 83 years old today.

Rock ‘n’ roll musician Jerry Lee Lewis is known for the hit "Great Balls of Fire"
and his marriage to his thirteen year old first cousin once removed, Myra Gale Brown. He became the last living member of the Sun Records Million Dollar
Quartet (below) and hence was nicknamed The Killer.

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On September 29, 1954, Willie Mays, centerfielder for the New York Giants, makes an amazing over-the-shoulder catch of a fly ball hit
by Cleveland Indians first baseman Vic Wertz to rob Wertz of extra
bases in Game 1 of the 1954 World Series.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent
on this day in 1787. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton,
James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name "Publius."

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)

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On this day in 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (left) were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.     

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It was on this day in 2004.

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John Marwood Cleese 78 years old today.

Monty Python comic actor and writer John Cleese played a role in A Fish
Called Wanda
(1988). His most timeless works include Monty Python and
the Holy Grail
(1975), The Meaning of Life (1983), and Life of Brian (1979). 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1938.

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The space shuttle Discovery took off from Cape Canaveral in
Florida 
on this day in 1988.
It was the first manned space flight since the Challenger disaster.

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September 29, 1978: 'Smiling Pope' John Paul I dies

Pope John l was found dead in his Vatican apartment a little over a month in office on this day in 1978. The 65-year-old pontiff, born
Albino Lusicni, had apparently died of a heart attack.

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Game one on this day in 1954.

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Jerry Lee Lewis is 83 today.

Singer-songwriter, and pianist Jerry Lee Lewis, often known by his nickname,
The Killer, has been described as "rock & roll’s first great wild man. He was
expelled from Southwest Bible Institute for the called “devil’s music”.

Jerry Lee Lewis has been the last living member of the Sun Records Million
Dollar Quartet.

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