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KILLER SENTENCED ON THIS DAY IN 1981

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On August 24, 1981, Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to
life for the murder of John Lennon, a founding member of The Beatles.

On December 8, 1980, Chapman shot and killed the 40-year-old singer,
songwriter, outside Lennon’s New York City apartment building, the
Dakota, where he lived with his wife Yoko Ono and their young son
Sean.

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John Lennon signs an autograph for Mark Chapman (right) – his murderer. December 8, 1980.

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Mark David Chapman turned 64 in May.

Chapman’s requests for parole have all been
denied and he continues to serve time in a 
New York prison.

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OSCAR-WINNING ANIMATOR HAS DIED AT 86

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Richard Edmund Williams (March 19, 1933 – August 16, 2019)

LONDON (AP) — Richard Williams, a Canadian-British animator whose work
on the bouncing cartoon bunny in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" (1988) helped
blur the boundaries between the animated world and our own, has died. His 
daughter, Natasha Sutton Williams, said the Oscar-winning artist died from
 
cancer at his home in Bristol, England on Friday.

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CANCER TAKES ACTOR PETER FONDA AT 79

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Peter Henry Fonda (February 23, 1940 – August 16, 2019)

(FoxNews) – Actor Peter Fonda, who co-wrote and starred in the seminal
1960s
counterculture film "Easy Rider," has died. He was 79.

In a statement obtained by Fox News, Fonda’s family said that the actor  
— the son of Henry Fonda and the younger brother of Jane Fonda, died
Friday morning at his Los Angeles home after suffering respiratory
failure due to lung cancer.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1961, Berlin was divided by a barbed wire fence to halt
the flight of refugees. Two days later work on the Berlin Wall began.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1972, the last U.S. combat troops depart Vietnam.

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