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On this day in 1986, The Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first
broke the story of
U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release of seven
American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra affair.

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Lt. Col. Oliver North during the ‘Iran Contra Hearings’.


      
   

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President Reagan (far right) meets with (left to right) Secretary of Defense
Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of State George Shultz, Attorney General
Ed Meese, and Chief of Staff Don Regan in the Oval Office.

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Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was elected
the 30th President of Chile on this day in 1970.

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Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun turned 70 in August.

Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator
on this day in 1992.

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Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its
governor on this day in 1998.

   


      
   

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Jesse Ventura
(James George Janos) turned 66 in July.

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FORMER PRO WRESTLER IS DEAD AT 73

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James Reiher Snuka (born James Wiley Smith)  
(May 18, 1943 – January 15, 2017)  

Former pro wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka died Sunday, 12
days after a Pennsylvania judge dismissed a murder case
against him in the 1983 death of his girlfriend.

In December 2016, it was announced that Snuka was in hospice
and had an expected six months left to live, due to a terminal
illness
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Jimmy Snuka (l) and ed Francis during a match from
the Portland sports arena in portland, or, 1973.

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POPULAR WRESTLER HAS DIED AT AGE 61

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‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper (Roderick "Roddy" George Toombs)

(April 17, 1954 – July 30, 2015)

Canadian born Piper suffered a heart attack shortly before his death at
his home in California. He rose to fame in the 1980s as one of the biggest
stars of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) organization.

He took part in WrestleMania I back in 1985 and faced off against Hulk
Hogan and Mr. T, and after racking up 34 championships, he was inducted
into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

In late 1978-early 1979, local wrestler Buddy Rose talked Piper into leaving
the California for even more fame in Don Owen’s Pacific Northwest Territory
where he teamed with Killer Tim Brooks, Rick Martel, and Mike Popovich to
win the
NWA Pacific Northwest Tag Team Championship. Piper also won the
NWA Pacific Northwest Heavyweight Championship with victories over both
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Jonathan Boyd and "Playboy" Buddy Rose.

Piper also moved into acting, landing starring roles in John Carpenter film
"They Live" in 1988 and in "Hell Comes to Frogtown."

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