Today in History

Died 2012: Michael Clarke Duncan (actor)

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    1979: Charles Burton started 3-year pole-to-pole expedition

    1730: Deborah Read Rogers became the common-law wife of Ben Franklin

    Born 1870: Maria Montessori (doctor and founder of the Montessori method of education)

    1983: First night launch of a space shuttle (Challenger), Kennedy Space Center, Florida

    1958: United States Air Force Academy opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Died 1818: Jean Baptiste Point du Sable (founder of Chicago, Illinois)

    1999: Largest trade at the time in NBA history, 11 players changed teams

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