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LARRY BIRD RETIRED ON THIS DAY IN 1992

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Bird entered the NBA in 1979 and had an immediate impact on the league, winning Rookie of the Year after leading the Celtics to a
61-21 record and first place in the Atlantic Division just one year
after they went 29-53 and finished in last place. In his second
season.

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Larry Joe Bird will be 63 in December.

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BASKETBALL LEGEND HAS DIED AT 79

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John Joseph "Hondo" Havlicek (April 8, 1940 – April 25, 2019)


(Fox News) – John Havlicek, a legendary
Boston Celtics star behind one
of the most famous plays in
NBA history, died Thursday in Jupiter,
Florida. The Hall of Famer’s cause of death was not immediately known
but, he had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease during his last
years. 

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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BRIAN THOMAS

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In Milwaukee on this day in 1992, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to life in prison. He was later sentenced to a 16th term
of life imprisonment for an additional homicide committed in Ohio
in 1978. On November 28 of 1994, he was beaten to death in prison
by Christopher Scarver (below), a fellow inmate at the Columbia Correctional Institution.

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Christopher J. Scarver will be 50 in July.

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan is 56 years old today.

Former high-flying Chicago Bulls shooting guard is considered by many to
be the greatest basketball player of all-time. He was a 6-time NBA champion,
6-time NBA Finals MVP, and 5-time NBA MVP.
 He didn’t make the varsity
squad as a sophomore at Emsley A. Laney High School in Wilmington, North Carolina because he was only 5’11".
  MJ is currently the principal owner and chairman of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.

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Here’s “Air Jordan” in Portland, Oregon.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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MIKE GRACIA

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A discotheque in Berlin was bombed by Libyan terrorists on this day
in 1986. The U.S. attacked Libya with warplanes in retaliation on April
15, 1986.


Ground crew prepares a 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft
for an air strike on Libya.

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Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) 

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It was on this day in 1964.

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Douglas General MacArthur Address a Joint session of the U.S.
Congress on April 19, 1951 in Washington D. C.

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It was on this day in 1976.


Hughes was an American
business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot,
film director, and
philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the
most financially successful individuals in the world.

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

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Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

Booker T. Washington was a educator, author, orator, and advisor to
presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington
was the dominant leader in the
African-American community. He was
from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery
and became
the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants.

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Booker T. Washington giving a lecture in Carnegie Hall, 1906. 

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On this day in 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers)
became the all-time NBA regular season scoring leader when he
broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 31,419 career points.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.) will be 71
April 16.

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Katie Couric became a CBS news anchor on this day in 2006.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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CAMILLE  BOHANNON

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Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships on this
day in 1492. The voyage led him to what is now known as the
Americas. He reached the Bahamas on October 12.

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Illustration depicting Christopher Columbus’s fleet
departing from Spain.

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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On the day in 1914, Germany declared war on France. The next
day World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany.

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It was on this day in 1948.

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Whittaker Chambers holds a newspaper with the Hiss verdict.

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded on this
day in 1949. The league was formed by the merger between the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball
League.

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Leo Ferris (second from left) and representatives of the NBL and
BAA shake hands.

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Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is 91 years old today.

Singer Tony Bennett is known for his renditions of show tunes, jazz, and popular
songs like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Rags to Riches." He dropped
out of school to work as a copy boy in order to help support his family. Bennett
was a painting and music student at New York’s School of Industrial Art.

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