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About Last Sunday’s Basketball

On this day in 1956, the Minneapolis Lakers crush the St. Louis Hawks 133-75 in the NBA Western Division Semifinals, marking up the biggest margin…

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The Beauty and Tragedy of Tammy Terrell

On this day in 1970, superlative Motown songbird Tammi Terrell passes away from a malignant brain tumor at 24. Best known for her duets with…

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The Tragic Life of the Feminist Writer of Frankenstein

On this day in 1818, novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece “Frankenstein: or, the Modern Prometheus”…

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The Creation Of Dixieland Jazz

On this day in 1917, the Original Dixieland Jass Band releases the first-ever jazz recording, “Livery Stable Blues,” for the Victor (not yet RCA) label….

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Changes in the Oscars

“It Happened One Night” sweeps the top categories at the seventh Academy Awards held in the Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. Winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Screenplay, it was the first such sweep and would not be repeated again until 1976’s “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.”

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Float Like a Butterfly and Sting like a Bee

Ali was a glib, fast-talking 22-year-old challenger who enjoyed the spotlight. Known as “The Louisville Lip,” he had won the light heavyweight gold medal at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Italy.

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