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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1994, Nicole Brown Simpson (left), famous football player O.J.
Simpson’s ex-wife, and her friend Ron Goldman (right) are brutally stabbed
to death outside Nicole’s home in Brentwood,
California, in what quickly
becomes one of the most highly publicized trials of the century. With
overwhelming evidence against him, including a prior record of domestic
violence towards Brown, O.J. Simpson (below) became the chief suspect.

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Robert Shapiro (l.) and Johnny Cochran sit with Simpson (right) 
during the murder trial.

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O.J. Simpson was released from prison on October 1, 2018 after
nine years behind bars for a 2007 armed robbery in Las Vegas.




 

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MEMBER OF COUNTRY TRIO IS DEAD AT 87

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Bonnie and Jim Ed Brown (top) with Maxine Brown in the late 1950s.

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Ella Maxine Brown (April 27, 1931 – January 21, 2019)


(AP) – Maxine Brown Russell, who together with her brother Jim Ed Brown and sister Bonnie Brown formed the country trio The Browns, has died.

Martha Moore, a publicist working with the family, said Brown died from complications of heart and kidney disease. She was surrounded by her family
on Monday in hospice care in Little Rock, Arkansas.

A songwriter and singer, Russell and her siblings launched their careers on
the "Louisiana Hayride" in the 1950s and had a several chart-topping songs
’50s and ’60s, including "The Three Bells," ”The Old Lamplighter," ”Scarlet
 
 Ribbons (For Her Hair)"and "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On."

They appeared on TV on shows like "The Ed Sullivan Show," ”American Bandstand" and "The Jerry Lewis Show."

The Browns were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.


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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley)
(September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)

Buddy Holly was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who along
with his band The Crickets pioneered rock with "That’ll Be the
Day," which topped the Billboard Best Sellers list.

He won a talent contest when he was five years old for singing
"Have You Ever Gone Sailing (Down the River of Memories)."

Rolling Stone ranked him as the thirteenth "Greatest Artist of
All Time." He died in a plane crash less than two years after
his career took off.

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HALL OF FAME GUITARIST HAS DIED AT 68

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Edward C. "Ed" King (September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) – Ed King, the former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynrd,
has died at his home in Nashville. He had been battling cancer in the months
prior to his death.

King’s family made the announcement in a Facebook post, ending with ‘We
thank his many friends and fans for their love and support of Ed during his
life and career."

The rocker played guitar for Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and helped
write iconic songs such as, "Sweet Home Alabama."

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006

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PAST WORLD NEWS HEADLINES

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On this day in 1987, U.S,
President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet
Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. It was 29
months later when Gorbachev allowed Berliners to destroy the wall.

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On September 12,1990, now-former President Reagan returned
to Berlin with wife Nancy, where he personally took a few
symbolic hammer swings at a remnant of the Berlin Wall.

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On this day in 1963, Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally
shot in front of his home in Jackson, MS.

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Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963)

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Byron De La Beckwith was accused of killing civil rights activist
Medgar Evers in 1963. After two trials had hung juries in 1964,
he was finally convicted of the crime in 1994. He received a life
sentence in prison where he died on January 21, 2001 at the age
of 80.

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On 12 June 1978, Berkowitz was sentenced to 25 years to life in
prison for each murder, to be served consecutively. The Serial
killer had terrorized the streets of New York City for over a year.
killing six people and leaving seven others severely injured. He
was being called the .44 Caliber Killer at the time.

 

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David Richard Berkowitz turned 65 on June 1.


In 1987, Berkowitz claimed to have become an
evangelical Christian while
in prison. According to his personal testimony, his moment of
conversion
occurred after reading
Psalm 34:6 from a Bible given to him by a fellow
inmate. He says he is no longer to be referred to as the "Son of Sam"
but the "Son of Hope".  

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York on this day in 1939.

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This famous photo from the 1939 Hall of Fame dedication ceremony
is missing Ty Cobb, who received more votes than any other player
in the first election.

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