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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1973, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court she was 
responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape. She demonstrates the stretch (above) that supposedly led to the deletion
on the tape. Woods was
Nixon‘s personal secretary from his days in
Congress in 1951, through the end of his political career.

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Rose Mary Woods (December 26, 1917 – January 22, 2005)

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The motion picture "Casablanca" had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York City on this day in 1942.

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A behind the scenes production still from “Casablanca”

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The famous hangar 2 featured in the last scenes of "Casablanca,"
(below) as it looks today at Van Nuys Airport. It was built in 1928.

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IT BECAME HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During World War II on this day in 1940, German war planes bombed
most of the English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe
bombers attacked.

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Coventry Cathedral in ruins following the German attack.

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The ruins of the old Coventry Cathedral today, a visible modern-day
reminder of the Blitz of 1940.

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Herman Melville’s novel "Moby Dick" was first published in the U.S.
on this day in 1851.
 

Herman Melville, 1870. Oil painting by Joseph Oriel Eaton.
Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)

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SHOW HEARD FIRST ON THIS DAY IN 1933


Tom Mix was heard on NBC Radio for the first time. It aired until June
of 1950.

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Thomas Edwin Mix (Thomas Hezikiah Mix)
(January 6, 1880 – October 12, 1940)

Mix appeared in 291 films, all but nine of which were
silent movies. He was Hollywood’s first Western star
and helped define the genre as it emerged in the early
days of the cinema.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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It was on this day in 1975.

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On this day in 1965, U.S. President Johnson (center) signed into law Social Security Act that established Medicare and Medicaid. It went
into effect the following year. Former President Harry S. Truman
is seated on the right. 

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A photo of Truman’s application form.

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Black Tom pier shortly after the explosion.

The Black Tom explosion on July 30, 1916, in Jersey City, New Jersey, was an
act of
sabotage by German agents to destroy American-made munitions that
were to be supplied to the
Allies in World War I.

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The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on
this day in 1945. The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out
of 1,196 men aboard survived the attack.

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A rescuer's memories shed light on the USS Indianapolis (CA-35), and the shark-infested nightmare the crew endured.
An artists illustration of the attack on The USS Indianapolis.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

Henry Ford was an American industrialist and a business
magnate
, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the
sponsor of the development of the
assembly line technique
of
mass production.

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Henry Ford with a Model T in Buffalo, New York, in 1921.

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Actor Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is 71 years old today.

Bodybuilder, actor, and politician who served as the governor of California
from 2003 to 2011. His best known films include
Conan the Barbarian (1982) 
Predator (1987) The Terminator series (beginning in 1984) and Total Recall
(1990). In 1996 he portrayed Howard Langston in the holiday comedy film 
Jingle All the Way.

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MOVIE RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1985

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The blockbuster action-comedy “Back to the Future”–in which John
DeLorean’s iconic concept car is memorably transformed into a time-
travel device–is released in theaters across the United States.

The film “Back to the Future,” directed by Robert Zemeckis, starred
Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a teenager who travels back 30 years
using a time machine built by the zany scientist Doc Brown
(Christopher Lloyd).

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Christopher Lloyd (left) and Michael J. Fox in a scene from “Back to
the Future”.

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