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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War on
this day in 1862. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or
missing. The Rebel advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies.

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Dead Confederate soldiers from Starke’s Louisiana Brigade, on
the Hagerstown Turnpike, north of the Dunker Church.

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Casualties near the Dunker Church.

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On this day in 1972, the series "M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS-TV.


The
war comedy-drama television series M*A*S*H aired on CBS from 1972
to 1983. It was developed by
Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature
film M*A*S*H, which, in turn, was based on
Richard Hooker‘s 1968 novel
MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The series was produced
with
20th Century Fox Television for CBS. It is one of the highest-
rated shows in American television history.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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George Wallace was the 45th Governor of Alabama,
a position he occupied for four terms.

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June 1963

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May 1972

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George Corley Wallace Jr.
(August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998)

In his later years, Wallace suffered from deafness and
Parkinson’s disease. He died of septic shock from a
bacterial infection in Jackson Hospital in Montgomery
on September 13, 1998. He suffered from respiratory
problems in addition to complications from his gunshot
spinal injury.

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SANDY KOZEL

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British Prime Minister Tony Blair (left) and Irish Taoiseach Bertie
Ahern sign the Good Friday Agreement (above). They reached a
peace accord on governing British ruled Northern Ireland on this
day in 1998. Britain’s direct rule was ended.

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On this day in 1912, the Titanic set sail from Southampton, England
on it’s doomed voyage.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald published "The Great Gatsby" for the first time on
this day in 1925.

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
(September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940)


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Comedian Sam Kinison (above) was killed when a pickup truck ran
head-on into his car on a desert road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas on this day in 1992.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in
captivity.

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During World War II on this day in 1945, the Yalta Agreement was
signed by
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin.

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Nine days after the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran
(after 15 years in exile) power was seized by his followers on this
day in 1979.

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Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)

Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion
picture camera. Edison became a legend for his many contributions to the telecommunications and industry. With 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, he
is considered the fourth most prolific inventor in history. As a youth, he
sold candy, newspapers, and vegetables to train passengers who were
 
traveling from Port Huron to Detroit.

 

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On this day in 1973, President Nixon announced that an accord had
been reached to end the Vietnam War.

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On this day in 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into the nation’s territorial waters on a
spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.

A photo of the Pueblo in the Puget Sound


Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, captain of the USS Pueblo.

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The TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on this day in 1977 on
ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel.

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Alexander Murray Palmer Haley
(August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992)

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Keeshan played the original Clarabell the Clown 
on the Howdy Doody show on NBC-TV.

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Bob Keeshan created and played the title role in the children’s television
program Captain Kangaroo, which ran from 1955 to 1984 on CBS, the
longest-running nationally broadcast children’s television program of
its day.

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Robert James "Bob" Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

Talk show host and comedian, Johnny Carson is best remembered for his
30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). 

He received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy‘s 1980 Governor’s
Award, and a 1985
Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television
Academy Hall of Fame
in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom
in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in
1993.

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