The last passenger pigeon dies, World War II begins, the Soviet Union shoots down a Korean airliner, and the wreck of the Titanic is discovered, all on this day.
2013: Former professional boxer and actor Tommy Morrison dies at age 44 in Omaha, Nebraska. Morrison, who lost only three out of a total of 52 professional fights and beat George Foreman for the vacant World Boxing Organization heavyweight championship in June 1993, starred opposite Sylvester Stallone in 1990's "Rocky V." He retired from boxing in 1996 when he tested positive for HIV, but made a comeback in 2006, claiming he had tested negative for HIV. While his mother had said less than a month before his death that Morrison was in his final days with "full-blown AIDS," his death certificate listed his causes of death as cardiac arrest, septicemia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and multiorgan failure.
Some leading Republicans are distancing themselves from Donald Trump, including the Speaker of the House, and two key lawmakers from the area
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday he cannot yet support presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump's presidential campaign.
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A judge says insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky
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Don the penguin, is a tough old bird but she's had a rough few months
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Babe Ruth hits his first home run, the Hindenburg goes down in flames, the four-minute mile barrier is broken, "I Love Lucy" goes off the air, and President Clinton is hit with a sexual harassment suit, all on this day.
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