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Reign's End

Hollie Newton • Sep 14, 2013 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1963: Jackie Mayer graciously stepped aside after a year-long reign as 'fairest in the land' when she crowned Donna Axum, Miss Arkansas, as the new Miss America, while Bert Parks sang the familiar song.

25 years ago, 1988: Copies of the Zapruder film, a copyright home movie of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, were being sold for as much as $30,000 by the filmmaker's son, a Houston newspaper reported.

10 years ago, 2003: Leni Riefenstahl, the legendary filmmaker reviled and revered for movies she made about Adolf Hitler and his Third Reich, died - one of the last confidantes of the Nazi dictator. She was 101. 

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