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9-11 Falling Man Photo Shortly after the terrorist attacks On September 11, 2001, photographer Richard Drew snapped this horrifying shot of a man jumping to his death from the North Tower. It is estimated that about 200 people hopelessly trapped in the upper floors of the World Trade Centre towers chose to jump to their deaths rather than succumb to fire and smoke inhalation. The identity of this particular individual has never been positively confirmed, but many people believe it is Jonathan Briley of Mount Vernon, NY. He was employed at the North Tower Restaurant.
Tags: 9-11  photo  falling  man 
Added: 23rd January 2010
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Posted By: Lava1964
Jackie Robinson - First Home Run Here's a bit of baseball history: This news photo captures Jackie Robinson touching home plate after hitting his first major league home run. The date was April 18, 1947. The site was the Polo Grounds; it was the New York Giants' 1947 home opener. Robinson's homer came in the top of the third inning off Giants' pitcher Dave Koslo. The blow gave the visiting Brooklyn Dodgers a short-lived 2-1 lead. The Giants went on to win the game 10-4. Shaking Robinson's hand is #17 Tommy Tatum (who played only four games for Brooklyn in 1947). The Giants' catcher is #5 Walker Cooper.
Tags: Jackie  Robinson  home  run  baseball 
Added: 30th January 2010
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Posted By: Lava1964
Jane Blalock Cheating Controversy In 1972, 27-year-old Jane Blalock was suspended by the LPGA for cheating. Blalock was accused of shenanigans when she marked her ball. Specifically, Blalock was thought to be replacing her ball slightly ahead of the marker. Blalock sued the LPGA. She did not clear her name, but her lawsuits were responsible for the LPGA being deemed in voilation of federal antitrust laws. Years later Blalock issued a vague apology, but she did not specifically admit any wrongdoing. Despite winning 27 career LPGA titles, Blalock has not been inducted into the LPGA's Hall of Fame.
Tags: Jane  Blalock  golf  cheating 
Added: 1st February 2010
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Posted By: Lava1964
Alex Haley Plagiarism Scandal 1978 In 1978, Alex Haley, the renowned author of Roots, came under fire in a plagiarism lawsuit launched by fellow author Harold Coulander. Haley claimed he had spent a decade researching his heritage for his historical novel, which in 1977 was adapted as a wildly successful TV miniseries. That same year he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize and the Spingarn Medal for the book. A year later his reputation was forever marred. Courlander went to the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York to charge that Roots was substantially plagiarized from Courlander's own novel The African. Courlander's witnesses included Michael Wood an English professor at Columbia University and an expert on plagiarism. Wood opined in a report that the evidence of plagiarism in Roots was 'clear and irrefutable' and that the copying of passages was 'significant and extensive.' After a five-week trial in federal district court, Courlander and Haley settled the case, with Haley making a financial settlement of $650,000 and a statement that 'Alex Haley acknowledges and regrets that various materials from The African by Harold Courlander found their way into his book Roots.' Haley claimed the appropriation of Courlander's passages had been unintentional. Haley orginally maintained he had never heard of The African, much less read it. Shortly after the trial, however, Joseph Bruchac, an instructor of black literature at Skidmore College, came forward to swear in an affidavit that in 1970 or 1971--five or six years before the publication of Roots--he had discussed The African with Haley and had given his 'own personal copy of The African to Haley.' In a later interview with BBC Television, Judge Ward stated, 'Alex Haley perpetrated a hoax on the public.'
Tags: Roots  Alex  Haley  plagiarism 
Added: 4th February 2010
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Posted By: Lava1964
1991 This girl was 11 years old Great rendition of this lovely song. Can anybody guess who she is?
Tags: Gooden 
Added: 10th February 2010
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Posted By: Marty6697
Benny Hill Before cable television we only had the three networks and channel 50 uhf. Then there was CBC channel 9 Windsor, Canada. Withe the Winter Olympics coming up in a few days I know what channel I'll be watching most. Channel 9 used to be only in the Windsor area now it is National. It stirred up a few people to say the least.
Tags: yup 
Added: 10th February 2010
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Posted By: Marty6697
Steffi Graf SI Cover 1989 Fraulein Forehand, the great Steffi Graf, was the cover subject of this issue of Sports Illustrated from 1989. Armed with a powerful inside-out forehand and a classic slice backhand, Graf dominated tennis for a little while--capturing a rare grand slam in 1988. Despite SI deeming Graf to be invincible, Monica Seles was on the rise and would soon rival the formidable German for supremacy in women's tennis.
Tags: tennis  Steffi  Graf  SI  cover 
Added: 29th August 2010
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Posted By: Lava1964
Name This Child Singer If you were around in the 50's and 60's and watched TV, you might recognize the voice of this child star who was in a series that crossed both decades.
Tags: Dennis  the  Menace  Jay  North 
Added: 14th February 2010
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Posted By: nanook
Name This former TV Actor He's not a name that will pop into your head so easily, but he was one of the stars of a 1960's TV show that was based on both a film and book.
Tags: Chris  Connelly  Peyton  Place 
Added: 15th February 2010
Views: 1270
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Posted By: nanook
Frustrated The Knack The 80's don't to me seem that long ago. Dam, that was over twenty years ago. Ok I'm happy that I can still remember all that. What did I have for dinner last night?
Tags: R.I.P.  Doug  Feiger 
Added: 15th February 2010
Views: 682
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Posted By: Marty6697

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