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Today In History – 43 die in 1967 Detroit Race Riot

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1904 Ice cream cone created by Charles E Menches during La Purchase Expo
1925 NY Yankee Lou Gehrig hits his 1st of 23 career grand slammers
1967  43 die in race riot in Detroit (2,000 injured, 442 fires)
1973 – Pres Nixon refuses to release Watergate tapes of conversations in the White House relevant to the Watergate investigation


1938 Ronny Cox, Cloudcroft Mass, actor (St Elsewhere)
1940 Don Imus, radio disc jockey (WNBC)
1961 – Woody Harrelson, Midland Tx, actor (Woody Boyd-Cheers)
1971 – Alison Krauss, Decatur Ill, country singer (2 Highways)
1973 – Monica Lewinsky, San Francisco California, American White House intern (improper relationship with Bill Clinton)
1989 Daniel Radcliffe, London, actor (Harry Pottter in the Harry Potter series of movies)

1960 Professional golfer Jack Nicklaus (20) weds Barbara Bash
1986 Britain’s Prince Andrew (26) weds Sarah Ferguson (26) at Westminster Abbey in London, England
2011 “Pittsburgh Steelers” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (29) weds Ashley Harlan at Christ Church of Grove Farm in Ohio Township


2011 Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from a alcohol intoxication at 27

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