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By Tim ONeill
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McCartney turns 70, Bambi released, Waterloo, the Magna Carta

This Week in History


June 13: 313—Roman emperor Constantine signs the Edict of Milan, granting religious freedom throughout the empire. 1970—McCartney’s long and whiny song The Long and Winding Road becomes the last number one hit of The Beatles. 1997—Timothy McVeigh is sentenced to death for the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing. He would die by lethal injection on June 11, 2000. 2000—Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II, is pardoned by the Italian government. Died: Meet the Press’ Tim Russert (2008).

June 14: 1448—378-pound Eton college freshman Henry Baskerville becomes the first person in the English speaking world to be nicknamed “Fatso.” 1642—Ma...

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