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John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982)

Comedian, actor, and musician John Belushi was one
of the seven
original cast members of the NBC sketch
comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL) that premiered
October 11, 1975.

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Sir George Ivan Morrison is 77 years old today.

Van Morrison, is a Northern Irish singer-
songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose
recording career spans six decades. He has
won two
Grammy Awards.

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MURDER/SUICIDE WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1978

Dead bodies lie around the compound of the People's Temple cult November 18, 1978 after the over 900 members of the cult, led by Reverend Jim Jones, inset. Photos / Getty Images, AP
Dead bodies lie around the compound of the People’s Temple cult.          


On November 18, 1978, a charismatic Peoples Temple founder
Jim Jones 
(inert) lead hundreds of his followers in a mass murder-suicide at their
agricultural commune in a remote part of the South American nation of
Guyana. Many of Jones’ followers willingly ingested a poison-laced punch
while others were forced
 to do so at gunpoint. The final death toll at the
compound that day was 909; a third of those who perished were children.

Bodies lie behind a tub of cyanide-laced punch November 18, 1978 in Jonestown, Guyana. Photo / Getty Images
Bodies lie behind a tub of cyanide-laced punch in Jonestown,
Guyana.

Reverend Jim Jones and his wife, Marceline, taken from a pink photo album left behind in the village in Jonestown, Guyana. Photo / Getty Images
Reverend Jim Jones and his wife, Marceline, taken from a photo
album left behind in the village in Jonestown, Guyana.

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On this day in 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt
presented his first presidential address to the nation. It was the first of the "Fireside
Chats." He used the informal radio addresses to explain his policies
to the American public.

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The Girl Scout organization was founded on this day in 1912 by 
Juliette Gordon Low (above) (1860-1927). The original name was 
Girl Guides.

A meeting in 1912 with Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of
Boy Scouts, inspired Juliette to establish Girl Scouts that same
year. The first gathering was a small troop of 18 culturally and
ethnically diverse girls. The organization serves millions of girl
members today.

 

 

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The "St. Valentine’s Day Massacre" took place in Chicago, IL on this
day in 1929.
Seven gangsters who were rivals of Al Capone were
killed.

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Gangster Alphonse Gabriel Capone 
(January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947)

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The section of the bullet-riddled wall as it stands today in the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.

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