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COMEDIAN ARTE JOHNSON HAS DIED AT 90

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Arthur Stanton Eric Johnson (January 20, 1929 – July 3, 2019)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Arte Johnson, who won an Emmy for comedy
sketch work on the television show "Laugh-In," has died in Los Angeles.

Family representative Harlan Boll says Johnson died early Wednesday of
heart failure following a three-year battle with bladder and prostate cancer.

No services have been planned, but his ashes will be spread in a private
ceremony.

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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 1973, Secretariat won the 105th Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths and ran the fastest 1 1/2 miles on dirt at 2:24. The horse
became the first since Citation in 1948 to win America’s coveted
Triple Crown–the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.

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Secretariat Statue located at Belmont Park.

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy
(May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

John F. Kennedy served as the 35th president of the United States
from January 1961 until
his assassination in November 1963. As a 
member of the
Democratic Party, he represented Massachusetts in 
the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate prior to becoming
president.

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