the following people died this day in history:
1948 : Babe Ruth
1864 : Confederate General John Chambliss
1977 : Elvis Presley
1956 : Bela Lugosi
1987 : 156 people on North West flight 255
1985 : The Dukes of Hazard series
1841 : An effigy of President John Tyler

The following were born:
1894 : George Meany, first president of the AFL-CIO
1920 : Poet Charles Bukowski
1923 : The 8 hour work day

Plus in 1896 George Carmack, while fishing for salmon, discovers Klondike gold.

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