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Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America’s first telegraph line on
this day in 1844. The first message was sent from Washington,
DC,
to Baltimore, MD. The message was "What hath God wrought?"

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Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872)

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On this day in 1994, the four men convicted of bombing the New
York’s World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in
prison.

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Queen Victoria of England was born in London on
this day in 1819.
 

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This painting by Frederick Winterhalter shows Queen Victoria and
Prince Albert with 5 of their children.

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After 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to
traffic on this day in 1883.

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Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman)

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan revolutionized folk music in the
1960’s with albums such as The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61
Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde and songs such as "The Times They
Are a-Changin’," "Like a Rolling Stone," and "Positively 4th Street."

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On October 13, 2016 the Nobel Prize committee announced it had awarded Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created
new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

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MIKE GRACIA

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In Luneburg Germany on this day in 1945, Heinrich Himmler, the
head of the Nazi Gestapo, committed suicide while imprisoned
by the Allied forces.

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Heinrich Himmler dead after committing suicide by means of a
hidden cyanide capsule.

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On this day in 1960, Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.

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On this day in 1934, in Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and
Clyde Barrow were ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers. The
bank robbers were riding in a stolen Ford Deluxe (below).

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Industrialist John D. Rockefeller died on this day in 1937.

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Samuel Jackson Snead (May 27, 1912 – May 23, 2002)

Sam Snead was a professional golfer who was one of the top players in
the world for most of four decades. Snead won a record 82
PGA Tour
events, including seven
majors. He never won the U.S. Open, though
he was runner-up four times.

Snead’s nickname was "Slammin’ Sammy", and he was admired by
many for having the so-called "perfect swing," He died in Hot Springs,
Virginia, in 2002 following complications from a
stroke, four days before
his 90th birthday.

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ACTOR CLINT WALKER HAS DIED AT 91

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Norman Eugene "Clint" Walker (May 30, 1927 – May 21, 2018)

Clint Walker, who played the title character in the early ABC- TV western
"Cheyenne” (1955-1963) died Monday of congestive heart failure at a
hospital in Grass Valley, California.

In addition to "Cheyenne," he had small but visible roles in classic films
including 1956’s "The Ten Commandments" and 1967’s "The Dirty Dozen."

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PARK FOUNDED ON THIS DAY IN 1902

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Crater Lake National Park is located in southern Oregon. The lake is
in a dormant volcano and is an average of 1,943 feet deep, making
it the deepest lake in the United States. It was created by one of the
largest volcanic explosions in history when Mt. Mazama exploded
over seven thousand years ago, collapsing on itself.

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The cataclysmic eruption of Mount Mazama 7,700 years ago began
with a towering column of pumice and ash, as depicted in this
painting by Paul Rockwood.
      
 

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