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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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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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TV AND STAGE ACTRESS HAS DIED AT 70

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Georgia Bright Engel (July 28, 1948 – April 12, 2019)

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly
innocent, small-voiced Georgette on "
The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died.

According to her friend and executor,John Quilty, Engel died Friday
in Princeton,
New Jersey. The cause of death was unknown because
she was a Christian Scientist and didn’t consult doctors due to her
beliefs.
 

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Cast members of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” The CBS
sitcom originally aired from September 19, 1970 to March
19, 1977. 

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed
enlarging the U.S. Supreme Court by as many as 15 judges.The controversial plan failed.

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The 1937 U.S. Supreme Court.

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On this day in 1994, white separatist Byron De La Beckwith (left) was convicted
in Jackson, MS, of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers (right).

De La Beckwith was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. He
died while incarcerated seven years later at age 80.
 He had suffered from
heart disease, high blood pressure, and other ailments for some time.

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The above Mississippi home where Medgar Evers was fatally shot
in the back as he was getting out of his car on June 12, 1963.

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    (February 25, 2013)

Medgar Evers was the first assassination of a 
high-ranking public figure in the civil rights
movement.                          

 


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REMEMBERING THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM


The radio cast of The Jack Benny Program, from left: Eddie Anderson,
Dennis Day, Phil Harris, Mary Livingstone, Jack Benny, Don Wilson,
and Mel Blanc. (1932-1955)

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Jack Benny and Fred Allen, 1936.

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TV COMEDIAN HAS DIED AT 76

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Stewart Robert "Bob" Einstein (November 20, 1942 – January 2, 2019)

(Variety) – Bob Einstein, an offbeat comedian and writer whose career 
stretched from “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” to “Curb Your
Enthusiasm,” has died.

Einstein died Wednesday in Indian Wells, Calif. He had been recently diagnosed with cancer.

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Bob Einstein, aka Super Dave Osborne,
The World’s Greatest Daredevil Stuntman.

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