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Who Shot JR?

On this day in 1980, TV overtakes reality as more than 83 million Americans tune in to “Dallas” to finally find out who shot J.R….

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The Colorful Herman Melville

On this day in 1851, Herman Melville publishes Moby-Dick in the US, unleashing literary forces which would torment, vex and flunk countless confused high school…

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The Great Houdini

On this day in 1926, Harry Houdini, the most celebrated magician and escape artist of the 20th century, dies of peritonitis at Detroit’s Grace Hospital…

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Devil’s Night Story – War of the Worlds

On this day in 1938, boy-genius radio producer Orson Welles and his Mercury Theater players scare the pants off America with a presentation of “War…

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The Giant Rock Hudson and the Gay Plague

On this day in 1985, actor Rock Hudson becomes the first major U.S. celebrity to die of complications from AIDS. Hudson’s death raised public awareness…

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James Dean and his 550 Spyder

On this day in 1955, cultural icon James Dean dies at age 24 in a car crash on U.S. Route 446 in California. Dean was…

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