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...against the New York Knicks and sets a season scoring record with 3,921 points.1968 - Joe Frazier wins the vacant New York world heavyweight title with an 11th-round TKO of Buster Mathis at Madison Square Garden.1981 - Guy LaFleur of the Montreal...

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Sports
My Turn: Vision, access, energy: keys to Alaska's future

...Alaska and the nation was not shared by many members of Congress and the media. After the purchase was approved, the New York World declared: "Russia has sold us a sucked orange", the New York Herald characterized Alaska as "...an icehouse...

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Opinion
This Day in History

...nation In 1851, Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" was first published. In 1889, inspired by Jules Verne, New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) set out to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She made the trip...

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This Day in History

...nation In 1851, Herman Melville's novel "Moby-Dick" was first published. In 1889, inspired by Jules Verne, New York World reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) set out to travel around the world in less than 80 days. (She made the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111404/sta_20041114009.shtml
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Artists who died in 2007 include authors Mailer, Vonnegut

NEW YORK - World War II service shaped the lives and careers of authors Norman Mailer and Kurt Vonnegut, and in turn their works were profoundly...

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Books
This Day in History

...Virginia State Convention voted to secede from the Union. In 1964, Ford Motor Co. unveiled its new Mustang model at the New York World's Fair. In 1969, a jury in Los Angeles convicted Sirhan Sirhan of assassinating Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. In 1997...

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This Day in History

...successful effort to save the passengers. In 1904, the Louisiana Purchase Exposition opened in St. Louis. In 1939, the New York World's Fair officially opened. In 1947, President Truman signed a measure officially changing the name of Boulder Dam...

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News
This Day in History

...Shays failed to capture an arsenal at Springfield, Mass. In 1890, reporter Nellie Bly (Elizabeth Cochrane) of the New York World completed a round-the-world journey in 72 days, six hours and 11 minutes. In 1890, the United Mine Workers of...

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Seward's folly goes on celebrating Seward

...Mastermind of the Alaska Purchase," the Chicago Evening Journal called Alaska "a dreary waste of snow and ice." The New York World said Russia sold the United States "a sucked orange." Now Alaska, the sucked orange that cost 2 cents per acre...

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Song, dance, movies helped bail us out of the Depression

...projecting the consumer into a streamlined future otherwise hard to imagine. This culminated in the design of the 1939 New York World's Fair, with its flowing crowds and futuristic visions of "The World of Tomorrow." Today's economic and cultural...

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