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Today in History – Death of Marilyn Monroe


1305 William Wallace, (“Braveheart”) who led Scottish resistance to England, is captured by the English near Glasgow and transported to London for trial and execution.
1921 1st radio baseball broadcast Pirates-8, Phillies-0 (KDKA, Pitts)
1924 Comic strip “Little Orphan Annie,” by Harold Gray, debuts
1926 – Houdini stays in a coffin under water for 1½ hrs before escaping
1957 “American Bandstand,” begins network TV (ABC)
2013 – Alex Rodriquez, New York Yankee MLB player, is banned for 211 games for using human growth hormones

1930 Neil Armstrong, Wapakoneta Ohio, X-15 pilot, 1st Moonwalker (Gemini 8, Apollo 11), (d. 2012)
1956 – Maureen McCormick, Encino California, actress (Marcia-Brady Bunch)
1964 Film director Mel Brooks (38) weds actress Anne Bancroft (32) at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau
1972 “The Addams Family” actor John Astin (42) weds actress Patty Duke (25)


1962 Marilyn Monroe, found dead of apparent self-inflicted drug overdose at 36

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