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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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Baseball Goes to Television

On this day in 1939, television station W2XBS in New York City broadcasts a doubleheader between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Cincinnati Reds from Ebbets…

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Woodstock 1969 – Changing Rock and Roll History

On this day in 1969, the Woodstock Music Festival opens on a patch of farmland in White Lake, a hamlet in the upstate New York…

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Robin Williams How We Knew and Loved Him

On this day in 2014, actor Robin Williams is found dead at his home in Tiburon, California, after an apparent suicide. As a performer, the…

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The Wonder and Tragedy of Marilyn Monroe

On this day in 1962, film actress Marilyn Monroe is found dead at her Brentwood home in Los Angeles. She was discovered lying nude on…

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