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  • Sugar Ray Robinson

    Sugar Ray Robinson
    This is when Sugar Ray was hitting a very nice peak in his career. He won the Middleweight Championship in 1951. Sugar Ray Robinson information.
  • Albert Einstein dies.

    Albert Einstein dies.
    On 17 April 1955, Albert Einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm, which had previously been reinforced surgically by Dr. Rudolph Nissen in 1948. The next day he was pronounced dead. Proof of death.
  • Disneyland opens.

    Disneyland opens.
    On July 17, 1955, Disneyland opened for a few thousand specially invited visitors; the following day, Disneyland officially opened to the public. Disneyland, located in Anaheim, California on what used to be a 160-acre orange orchard, cost $17 million to build. The original park included Main Street, Adventureland, Frontierland, Fantasyland, and Tomorrowland. Article about the opening.
  • John F. Kennedy beats Richard Nixon in the general election.

    John F. Kennedy beats Richard Nixon in the general election.
    Kennedy was elected with a lead of 112,827 votes, or 0.17% of the popular vote, giving him a victory of 303 to 219 in the Electoral College, the closest since 1916. This was the first election in which all fifty of the current United States participated. Article about Kennedy winning.
  • JFK Assassinated

    JFK Assassinated
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was fatally shot while traveling with his wife Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife Nellie, in a presidential motorcade. Wikipedia article about the assassination.
  • Apollo 11 lands.

    Apollo 11 lands.
    Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on the Moon on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. NASA page about Apollo 11
  • AIDS Recognition

    AIDS Recognition
    A collection of symptoms and infections in humans resulting from the specific damage to the immune system caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It is first detected and recognized in the 1980s, and was on its way to becoming a pandemic.
  • Wheel of Fortune

    Wheel of Fortune
    The current syndicated version premiered on September 19, 1983. When it debuted, the syndicated version offered a larger prize budget than its daytime counterpart, most notably in the addition of a $5,000 wedge to the wheel. Only nine stations originally carried the show, but by midseason it was airing on 50 stations, and by the beginning of its second year was available 99%. Wikipedia article about Wheel of Fortune
  • Aftermath of Vietnam

    Aftermath of Vietnam
    By war's end, 58,220 American soldiers had been killed, more than 150,000 had been wounded, and at least 21,000 had been permanently disabled.
  • Crack outbreak.

    Crack outbreak.
    Crack appeared primarily in impoverished inner-city neighborhoods in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami in late 1984 and 1985.[