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On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying
the SA and bringing to power the SS in the "Night of the Long
Knives."

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America’s food and drug safety took a big step forward with the
Pure Food and Drug Act on this day in 1906.

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The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11 returned to Earth on this day in
1971. The three cosmonauts (left) were found dead inside.

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Margaret Mitchell (above) with her book, "Gone with the Wind,"
that was published on this day 1936.

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The 1939 epic historical romance film, adapted from the Margaret
Mitchell novel.

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On this day in 1994, The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped
Tonya Harding (left) of the 1994 national championship and banned
her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan (right).

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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010)

Twentieth-century African-American singer and actress Lena Horne
famously sang "Stormy Weather," won a Grammy Award for a 1981
album entitled Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, and appeared
in film versions of
The Wiz, Broadway Rhythm, and Ziegfeld Follies.

Horne continued recording and performing sporadically into the
1990s, disappearing from the public eye in 2000. Horne died of
congestive heart failure on May 9, 2010, at the age of 92.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this   day in 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death
penalty could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." The
ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws.

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Israel removed barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem on this day in 1967.

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On this day in 1995, the shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space
station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever
to orbit the Earth.

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Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002)

Singer and actress Rosemary Clooney came to prominence
in the early 1950s with the song "
Come On-a My House",
which was followed by other pop numbers such as "
Botch-
a-Me
", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey
There
" and "This Ole House".

A long-time smoker, Clooney was diagnosed with lung cancer
at the end of 2001. Around this time, she gave one of her last
concerts in Hawaii, backed by the
Honolulu Symphony Pops;
her last song was "
God Bless America". Her final show was
at Red Bank New Jersey’s Count Basie Theater in December
2001. Despite
surgery, she died six months later on June 29,
2002, at her Beverly Hills home. Her nephew, actor
George
Clooney
, was a pallbearer at her funeral, which was attended
by numerous stars.

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Pallbearers carry the casket of Rosemary Clooney out of St. Patrick’s Church after funeral services in Maysville, Ky. Actor George Clooney,
at center.

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Recorded live on November 16, 2001, Released on
November 19, 2001.

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Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003)

Actress Katharine Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than
60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from
comedy to literary drama,
and she received four
Academy Awards—a record for any performer—for
Best Actress. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute
as the
greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

In 1997, Katharine Hepburn had become very weak, was speaking and eating
very little, and it was feared she would die. She showed signs of
dementia in
her final years. In May 2003, an aggressive tumor was found in Hepburn’s
neck. The decision was made not to medically intervene, and she died from
a cardiac arrest on June 29, 2003, a month after her 96th birthday at the
Hepburn family home in
Fenwick, Connecticut.

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FIRST ASSEMBLED ON THIS DAY IN 1953

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Workers at a Chevrolet plant in Flint, Michigan, assemble the
first Corvette, a two-seater sports car that would become an
American icon. The first completed production car rolled off
the assembly line two days later (below), one of just 300
Corvettes made that year.

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The assassination on this day in 1914 sparked World War-ll.

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On this day in 2000, six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba
from the U.S. with his father. The child had been the center of an international custody dispute.

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Federal agents seized Elián González, held in a closet by Donato Dalrymple, in Miami in April 2000. Dalrymple rescued the boy
from the ocean after his mother drowned when they tried to
escape Cuba.

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On this day in 1997, boxer Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting
part of Evander Holyfield’s ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas,
NV
.

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Referee Mills Lane checks the ear of WBA heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield after it was bitten by Mike Tyson.

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Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979)

Richard Rodgers was an American composer, with over 900 songs and
43
Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant
composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his
songwriting partnerships with the
lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar
Hammerstein II
. His compositions have had a significant impact on
popular music.

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Richard Rodgers (left) and Oscar Hammerstein ll.

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Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) is 92 years old today.


Mel Brooks was the director of the classic satirical comedies
Blazing
Saddles
(1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), Spaceballs (1987), High
Anxiety
(1977),
The Producers (1967) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights
(1993).
Brooks belongs to an exclusive club of entertainers as the
recipient of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

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On this day in 1950, two days after North Korea invaded South Korea, U.S. President Harry Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the
Korean conflict. The United Nations Security Council had asked for member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the
North.

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On this day in 1973, former White House counsel John W. Dean told
the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" that was
kept by the Nixon White House.

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Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994)

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Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, clashed with police on this day in 1969. This incident is considered to be the birth of the homosexual rights movement.

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It was on this day in 2001.

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John Uhler Lemmon III
(February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001)

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The Glengarry leads.

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