On this day: June 3

Published: May 31 2013 12:39:49 PM EDT   Updated On: Jun 03 2014 02:00:00 AM EDT

"Casey at the Bat" is published, an American walks in space, Andy Warhol survives an assassination attempt, the original "Star Trek" goes off the air, and Bill Clinton plays the sax, all on this day.

OTD June 3 - Deacon Jones
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2013: Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Deacon Jones dies of natural causes at age 74 in Anaheim Hills, California. Considered one of the greatest defensive players ever, Jones played most of his 14-season NFL career with the Los Angeles Rams, but also played for the San Diego Chargers and Washington. Jones specialized in quarterback "sacks," a term he coined, and accumulated an unofficial career total of 173.5 sacks. He also was an eight-time Pro Bowl selection and a two-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

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