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12/02/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The first Boeing 747 was previewed in Seattle, Wash.

300,000 fans saw Rolling Stone at the Altamont free concert in California.

Rapper Jay-Z was born in New York City and named  Shawn Corey Carter.

Los Angeles Police Chief Edward Davis announced the arrests of members of the Manson Family cult who committed nine murders at four locations, including killing actress Sharon Tate.

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05/14/18 10:00am

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50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

Alabama Governor George Wallace Jr. was shot in Laurel, Maryland, while campaigning as the candidate for the presidency on the American Independent Party line and was paralyzed from the waist down, living out his life in a wheelchair.

“Get Smart” took home an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series and “Mission: Impossible” won for Outstanding Dramatic Series.

The psychedelic film “Wonderwall,” for which Beatle George Harrison wrote the score, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

The European Space Research Organization founded by 10 European nations launches its first satellite.

“The Odd Couple,” starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, was among the most popular films of the day.

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03/19/18 10:00am

Old, open book with a damaged cover.

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

UCLA beat North Carolina 78-55 to win the NCAA Basketball Championship.

President Lyndon Johnson appointed General William Westmoreland as Army Chief of Staff, bringing him back from Vietnam where the general had commanded U.S. military forces for four years and the president appointed General Creighton Abrams to take over duties in Vietnam.

Royals was the name chosen in Kansas City for the new American League baseball franchise.

Students at Howard University in Washington, D.C. seized and held the administration building for five days demanding the schools Reserve Officers Training Corp program and the Vietnam War and the students also demanded a more Afrocentric curriculum at the school.

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