TODAY IN HISTORY - July 14th:

1968 - Brave Hank Aaron hits his 500th HR off SF Giant Mike McCormick
1976 - Jimmy Carterwins Democratic pres nomination in NYC

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2008 - "The Dark Knight" directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, premieres in New York.Ledger died on January 22, 2008 from an accidental intoxication from prescription drugs. A few months before his death, Ledger had finished filming his performance as "The Joker" in "The Dark Knight". His death occurred during editing. His untimely death cast a shadow over the  promotion of the $185 million  production. Ledger received numerous posthumous accolades for his critically acclaimed performance in the film, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

 

1910 - William Hanna, Melrose New Mexico, animator (Hanna-Barbera- Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo), (d. 2001)
1913 - Gerald R Ford, [Leslie King], 41st US VP (1973-74)/38th US President (R-1974-77), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 2006)

GOODBYE TO:

1881 - Billy the Kid, American outlaw (b. 1859?)
2000 - Meredith MacRae, American actress (b. 1944)

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