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On this day in 1954, re­tired base­ball great Joe DiMag­gio mar­ried ac­tress Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe. They di­vorced nine months later.

In 1952, NBC’s “To­day” show pre­miered, with Dave Gar­roway as the host, or “com­mu­ni­ca­tor,” as he was of­fi­cially known. It is tele­vi­sion’s long­est-run­ning week­day pro­gram.

In 1982, Clif­ford Robert

Ol­son was sen­tenced to life in prison after he pleaded guilty in Van­cou­ver to 11 counts of first-de­gree mur­der. The vic­tims, three boys and eight girls, were aged be­tween nine and 18 and died be­tween Novem­ber, 1980 and Au­gust, 1981.

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