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LARRY BIRD RETIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1992

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Bird entered the NBA in 1979 and had an immediate impact on the league, winning Rookie of the Year after leading the Celtics to a
61-21 record and first place in the Atlantic Division just one year
after they went 29-53 and finished in last place. In his second
season.

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Larry Joe Bird will be 63 in December.

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BASKETBALL LEGEND HAS DIED AT 79

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John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek (April 8, 1940 – April 25, 2019)


(Fox News) – John Havlicek, a legendary
Boston Celtics star behind one
of the most famous plays in
NBA history, died Thursday in Jupiter,
Florida. The Hall of Famer’s cause of death was not immediately known
but, he had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease during his last
years. 

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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MIKE  GRACIA

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Booker Taliaferro Washington
(April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

Booker T. Washington was an American educator, author,
orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States and
was the dominant leader in the
African American community
between 1890 and 1915.

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PAUL ALLEN HAS DIED AT 65

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Paul Allen (left) and Bill Gates.

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Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018)

Business magnate, investor and philanthropist Paul Allen co-founded
Microsoft alongside Bill Gates in 1975. He owned two professional
sports teams: the
Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League
and the
Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association,
and was part-owner of the
Seattle Sounders FC, which joined Major
League
Soccer
in 2009. Allen died in Seattle from complications of
non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.



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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships on this day
in 1492. The voyage led him to what is now known as the Americas.

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On this day in 1914, Germany declared war on France. The next day World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany.

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Alger Hiss (above) was a government official who was accused
of being a
Soviet spy on this day in 1948. His case became one 
of the defining – and still highly controversial – episodes of the
Cold War.

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Whittaker Chambers is seated on the left in the above photo.

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On this day in 1981, U.S. traffic controllers with the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO), went on strike. They were
fired just as
President Ronald Reagan had warned.

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded on this day
in 1949.

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Singer Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is 92 today.

Tony Bennett is known for his renditions of show tunes, jazz, and popular
songs like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Rags to Riches."

He dropped out of school to work as a copy boy in order to help support
his family. He was a painting and music student at New York’s School of
Industrial Art.

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