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How Leading Sports Figures Reacted to the Connecticut School Massacre

When something like the horrific shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School happens, the major sports we follow can suddenly feel a bit smaller. But world-class athletes who normally seem bigger than life watched today's events unfold just like the rest of us, on TV, and shared their thoughts just like the rest of us, on social media.

We read some of their reactions on Twitter and collected them here:

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Category: Sports
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This Day in History for December 12 — Stolen Mona Lisa Recovered, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1901: Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean (more info)

1913: Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece 'The Mona Lisa' is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia's hotel room in Florence (more info)

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This Day in History for December 8 — John Lennon Killed, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1863: President Abraham Lincoln offers his conciliatory plan for reunification of the United States with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (more info)

1980: Music icon John Lennon is murdered by a mentally unstable fan in front of the Dakota apartment building in New York City (more info)

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Nicki Minaj
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Celebrity Birthdays for December 8 — Nicki Minaj and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

 

Nicki Minaj
Age: 30
Occupation: Singer
Known For: Being the first artist ever to have seven singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, hits like 'Your Love' and 'Moment 4 Life,' and often looking as though she dressed herself using the contents of a toy store

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Little Richard
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Celebrity Birthdays for December 5 — Little Richard and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Little Richard
Age: 80
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Known For: Helping define the dynamic sound of rock and roll in the 1950s with his frenetic piano playing and raspy, shouted vocals on classics like 'Tutti Frutti,' 'Long Tall Sally' and 'Good Golly, Miss Molly,' and creating a flamboyant style without which Prince might very well not exist

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Category: Lifestyle
Ozzy Osbourne
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Celebrity Birthdays for December 3 — Ozzy Osbourne and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Ozzy Osbourne
Age: 64
Occupation: Singer
Known For: Selling over 100 million albums worldwide both as a solo artist and a member of Black Sabbath, songs like 'Paranoid,' 'Iron Man' and 'Crazy Train,' an indecipherable and much-mocked mumble, and starring with his family in the reality show 'The Osbournes'

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This Day in History for November 28 — Magellan Reaches Pacific Ocean, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1520: Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Pacific Ocean with three ships, becoming the first European to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific (more info)

1895: Frank Duryea wins the first motor-car race in the United States (more info)

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Jon Stewart
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Celebrity Birthdays for November 28 — Jon Stewart and More

Here's a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Jon Stewart
Age: 50
Occupation: Comedian, Talk Show Host and Maker of Awesome
Known For: Hosting Comedy Central's 'The Daily Show,' his razor-sharp satirical skills, winning 16 Emmys, and being public enemy number one of cable-news talking heads the world over

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This Day in History for November 27 — First Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1095: Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont (more info)

1895: At the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris, Alfred Nobel signs his last will and testament, setting aside his estate to establish the Nobel Prize after he dies (more info)

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