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On this day: March 8

Published On: Mar 04 2013 12:44:12 PM CST   Updated On: Mar 08 2013 01:00:00 AM CST

The New York Stock Exchange is founded, Frazier outlasts Ali, the compact disc makes its debut, and Baseball Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio dies, all on this day.

OTD March 8 - Alan Hale Jr.
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1921: Actor Alan Hale Jr., best known for playing The Skipper on the sitcom "Gilligan's Island," is born in Los Angeles, Calif. He died of thymus cancer at age 68 on Jan. 2, 1990.

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