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On this day in 1957, 300 U.S. Army troops stood guard as nine black students were escorted to class at Central High School in Little Rock, AR. The children had been forced to withdraw 2 days earlier because
of unruly white mobs.

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Michael Kirk Douglas is 74 today.

Michael Douglas won an Academy Award for
Best Actor for his role in the 1987 film
Wall
Street
. He reprised his role in the 2010 sequel
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. His other
notable film credits include The Game (1997),
Traffic (2000), Basic Instinct (1992) and Falling
Down
(1993).  He is the son of legendary actor
Kirk Douglas.

A poster depicting an older man standing on a concrete platform, wearing a business outfit, holding a briefcase and a shotgun. Above in black letters it reads: "Michael Douglas". Below in large white letters over a red background it reads: "Falling Down". Beneath that with the film credits, it reads in small white letters: "A Joel Schumacher Film". In the background are skyscrapers and a smog filled sky.

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On this day in 1968, "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS-TV.

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Harry Reasoner (left) and Mike Wallace co-host the first broadcast.

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On this day in 1956, The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field (above).

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Ebbets Field – last game between Brooklyn Dodgers & Giants – Willie Mays is shown coming to bat. The Dodgers won.

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On this day in 1952, Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech". At
the time he was a candidate for
U.S. vice-president.

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The expedition of Meriwether Lewis (Left) and William Clark
(Right)
ended their trek to the Pacific Northwest on this day
in 1806.

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A replica of Fort Clatsop in the National Memorial at the mouth of the
Columbia River in Oregon.

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is 69 years old today.

Known simply as The Boss, rock legend Bruce Springsteen struck
fame in 1975 with his critically acclaimed album Born to Run and
again in 1984 with his rock anthem "Born in the U.S.A." He won his
20th career Grammy Award in 2009 when his song "Working on a
Dream" took Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance.

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September Equinox 2018 will be at 6:54 PM (PDT) tonight. The official
beginning of fall.

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Statue of Nathan Hale in City Hall Park,
New York.

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It was on this day in 1975.

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President Gerald Ford (center) is pushed into his limousine after
Sara Jane Moore (below) took a shot at him as he was leaving the
Post Street entrance of the St. Francis hotel in San Francisco.

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Sara Jane Moore was a political radical, a follower of Marxism.


 

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 Sara Jane Moore (Kahn) became 88 in February.

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