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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, the heir to the
Austro-Hungarian throne, was assassinated in Sarajevo along with his
wife, Duchess Sophie. With tensions already running high among Europe’s
powers, the assassination precipitated a rapid descent into World War I.

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Franz Ferdinand, archduke of Austria, and his wife Sophie riding
in an open carriage at Sarajevo shortly before their assassination.

Princip taken into custody after shooting Archduke Franz Ferdinand his wife Sophie
The assassin was Gavrilo Princip, a 19-
year-old peasant.

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The Soviet Union began the Berlin Blockade on this day in 1948. It
was one of the first major international crises of the Cold  War. The
Soviet Union blocked the Western Allies’ railway, road, and canal
access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control. (
Wikipedia)

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On this day in 1943,race-related rioting erupted in Detroit, MI. Federal troops were sent in two days later to end the violence that left more
than 30 dead.

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Comedian James Douglas Muir
"Jay" Leno is 69 today.

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Jay Leno hosted The Tonight Show on NBC from May 25, 1992, to
May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010 until ending
on February 6, 2014.

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Jay Leno Gets the Last Laugh With Jimmy Fallon on his ‘Tonight
Show’ Exit Week.

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Jay leno’s car collection.

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On this day in 1836, Connecticut-born gun manufacturer Samuel
Colt (1814-62) received a U.S. patent for a revolver mechanism
that enabled a gun to be fired multiple times without reloading.

Colt founded a company to manufacture his revolving-cylinder
pistol; however, sales were slow and the business floundered. In
1846, with the Mexican War (1846-48) under way, the United
States government ordered 1,000 Colt revolvers. In 1855, Colt
opened what was the world’s largest private armament factory.

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In Hartford, Connecticut, Samuel Colt built the world’s largest private armament factory. The factory was not only the largest, it was the
world’s most advanced manufacturing facility.

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On February 25, 1964, underdog Cassius Clay, age 22, defeated champion Sonny Liston in a technical knockout to win the world heavyweight boxing crown. The highly anticipated match took
place in Miami Beach,
Florida. Clay, who later became known to
the world as
Muhammad Ali, went on to become the first fighter
to capture the heavyweight title three times.

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