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SANDY KOZEL

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1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie Card

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On this day in 1954, Hank Aaron hit the first of his 755 major-league
home runs.

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James Earl Ray (March 10, 1928 – April 23, 1998)

James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader 
Martin Luther King Jr.,died at age 70 in a Nashville hospital
from complications related to kidney disease and liver failure
caused by hepatitis C.

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ERIN MORAN FOUND DEAD AT 56

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Erin Marie Moran (October 18, 1960 – April 22, 2017)

Actress Erin Moran, best-known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the hit
ABC-TV sitcom “Happy Days” has died. Harrison County, Indiana, authorities
were alerted to an unresponsive female Saturday, later identified as Moran.

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Original air dates on ABC: January 15, 1974 – September 24, 1984.

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                  Gaylord Anton Nelson (June 4, 1916 – July 3, 2005)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1994.

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On this day in 2000.

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Elián González turned 23 on December 6.

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Began on this day in 1889.

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John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is 80 years old today.

Jack Nicholson was raised believing his maternal grandparents
were his parents and his mother was his sister. He did not find
out the truth until a TIME magazine journalist informed him in
1974. During high school, he was voted class clown and served
an entire year’s worth of afternoons in detention.

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Jack Nicholson as The Joker in 1989’s Batman.

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CONFLICT BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1898

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The Spanish-American War was a conflict between the United States
and Spain that ended Spanish colonial rule in the Americas which  
resulted in U.S. acquisition of territories in the western Pacific and
Latin America. Spain declared war on the United States on April 24,
followed by a U.S. declaration of war on the 25th, which was made
retroactive to April 21, the day the blockade of Cuba had begun. 

 

 

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Teddy Roosevelt charging up the San Juan Heights with the
Rough Riders.

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