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Friday History Trivia

December 8, 2006

On this day in:

– “1980, rock musician John Lennon of the Beatles was shot to death outside his New York City apartment building by a deranged fan, Mark David Chapman. Lennon was 40.” [Source: NYT];
– “1886, [the] American Federation of Labor (AFL) [was] formed by 26 craft unions[, and] Samuel Gompers [was] elected AFL president.” [Source: HNN].

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