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Date in History: Mutiny on the Bounty; Ali Refuses Induction; Passenger Jet Loses Top

Posted: 04/28/2013 - Today is Sunday, April 28, the 118th day of 2013. There are 247 days left in the year.... In 1789, rebelling crew members of the British ship HMS Bounty led by Fletcher Christian set Capt. William Bligh and 18 sailors adrift in a launch in the South Pacific. (Bligh and most of the men with him managed to reach Timor in 47 days.)... In 1967, heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali refused to be inducted into the Army, the same day General William C. Westmoreland told Congress the U.S. "would prevail in Vietnam."... In 1988, a flight attendant was killed and more than 60 persons injured when part of the roof of an Aloha Airlines Boeing 737 tore off during a flight from Hilo (HEE'-loh) to Honolulu....

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This Date in History: Texas Independence; Red Baron Shot Down; Fake Boston Marathon Winner

Posted: 04/21/2013 - On April 21, 1836, an army of Texans led by Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at San Jacinto, assuring Texas independence.... In 1918, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the German ace known as the "Red Baron," was killed in action during World War I.... In 1980, Rosie Ruiz was the first woman to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon; however, she was later exposed as a fraud. (Canadian Jacqueline Gareau was named the actual winner of the women's race.)... In 1963, The Beatles met The Rolling Stones at England's Crawdaddy Club.... In 1974, the country duo of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton performed together for the last time....

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Cheers! Original Sloppy Joe's Bar Reopens in Havana

Posted: 04/14/2013 - Reopened Friday after a nearly 50-year hiatus and is sure to quickly become a must-see for tourists eager to drink in the flavor of Havana's freewheeling past...One photo shows Ernest Hemingway, Noel Coward and Sir Alec Guinness when the latter was in town to film "Our Man In Havana" whose author ...Graham Greene wrote: "No Havana resident ever went to Sloppy Joe's because it was the rendezvous of tourists."..the same joint where everyone from Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner to Nat King Cole and Ted Williams once wet their whistles...

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Regional News: Carnival Refuses to Reimburse US for Disabled Ship

Posted: 04/14/2013 - Pilot OK after crashing small plane in Ala. lake... Ala trying to regulate payday loan and pawn industries... Carnival: No reimbursement to US for disabled ship... Once-captive panther adjusting to life in the wild... Women deny hiding gun seized in Ga. baby killing... Goats in Athens...

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This Date Apr 14 in History and Entertainment

Posted: 04/14/2013 - Today is Sunday, April 14, the 104th day of 2013. There are 261 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth during a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington. April 14, 1912, the British liner RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic at 11:40 p.m. ship's time and began sinking. (The ship went under two hours and 40 minutes later with the loss of 1,514 lives.)

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This Day in Entertainment History: Television in 1927; Iraq in 2003

Posted: 04/07/2013 - On Apr 7 - In 1927, the image and voice of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover were transmitted live from Washington to New York in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television. In 2003, U.S. troops in more than 100 U.S. armored vehicles rumbled through downtown Baghdad, seizing one of Saddam Hussein's opulent palaces and toppling a 40-foot statue of the Iraqi ruler. In 2012, CBS newsman Mike Wallace, 93, died in New Canann, Conn... Actor Jackie Chan is 59.

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This Date Mar 24 in History & Entertainment: G.I. Elvis

Posted: 03/24/2013 - On March 24 - In 1958, Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army in Memphis, Tennessee. He was discharged in 1960. In 1997, singer Harold Melvin of Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes died in his sleep at his home in Philadelphia. He was 57.

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