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Today in History: Warhol Dies, A Miracle Happens on Lake Placid

By David McMillan

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In 1987, artist Andy Warhol dies in New York after gallbladder surgery. Warhol is best remembered for his distinctive appearance and talent for blurring the boundaries between art and pop culture – both of which are in much evidence in his short experimental film, "Andy Warhol Eating a Hamburger," posted by Rocket Boom:

In 1932, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA) is born. Sometimes referred
to as the "Lion of the Senate," Kennedy gave his last publicly
televised speech at last year's Democratic National Convention, just
weeks after having brain surgery. Footage courtesy of Politics TV:

And in 1980, the U.S. Men's Hockey Team, led by coach Herb Brooks,
defeats the Soviet Union in the Winter Olympics. Often referred to as
the "Miracle on Lake Placid," it's considered one of the greatest
upsets in Olympic history. This video from wmhtv gives a brief history of
Lake Placid's unique place in Olympic history.

Finally, this concludes our weeklong run of the "Today in History" series -- did you enjoy it? Please leave us your feedback in the comments section below.


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David McMillan