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2005: Terri Schiavo dies 13 days after her feeding tube had been removed for the final time at a Pinellas Park, Florida, hospice facility. The 41-year-old brain-damaged Florida woman had been the focus of legal battles since 1998 when her husband, Michael, had petitioned the Sixth Circuit Court of Florida to remove her feeding tube. Her parents opposed the measure, arguing that she was conscious. That court ruled that Terri Schiavo wouldn't wish to continue life-prolonging measures and her feeding tube was removed for the first time in April 2001, only to be reinserted several days later. Another judge eventually upheld the order to remove the feeding tube in February 2005, setting off more appeals and federal government intervention, including President George W. Bush signing legislation designed to keep her alive. All attempts at appeals through the federal court system upheld the original decision to remove the feeding tube, leading to the tube being removed on March 18, 2005. Six days later, the U.S. Supreme Court also denied an appeal from Terri Schiavo's parents.
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1995: Mexican-American singer Selena, who was called "The Queen of Tejano music," is murdered by Yolanda Saldívar, the former president of her fan club, in Corpus Christi, Texas. She was 23. Saldívar had been fired three weeks earlier for embezzling money from the fan club and met with Selena to turn over financial records. After an argument, Saldívar shot Selena in the right shoulder, severing an artery. Saldívar was later found guilty of murder and was sentenced to life imprisonment with the possibility of parole in 2025.
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1993: Actor and martial artist Brandon Lee, the 28-year-old son of martial arts film star Bruce Lee, dies in an accidental shooting while filming the movie "The Crow" in Wilmington, North Carolina. Lee, who had also starred in "Showdown in Little Tokyo" and "Rapid Fire," was mortally wounded after a bullet from a "dummy cartridge" that had become lodged in the barrel of a prop gun was discharged from the force of a blank round, striking him in the stomach. The film was released posthumously after a stunt double and special effects were used to complete it.
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1992: Bruce Springsteen releases two albums, "Human Touch" and "Lucky Day," on the same day. "Human Touch" would prove the more popular of the two, peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, with the title track (paired with "Lucky Town's" "Better Days") peaking at No. 1 on the Album Rock Tracks chart and No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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1992: The USS Missouri, the last active U.S. Navy battleship, is decommissioned in Long Beach, California. The Missouri, the site of the surrender of the Empire of Japan that ended World War II, was donated to the USS Missouri Memorial Association in 1998 and became a museum ship at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.