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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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SANDY KOZEL

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President Clinton taking the oath before giving his testimony.

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It was on this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton’s testimony in the
Monica Lewinsky scandal aired on television.

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Clinton greets Lewinsky at a fundraiser before the scandal broke.

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On this day in 1981, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sandra Day O’Connor
to be the first female justice on the
U.S. Supreme Court.


Supreme Court Justice-nominee Sandra Day O’Connor talks with President Ronald Reagan outside the White House, July 15, 1981.

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Sandra Day O’Connor turned 88 in March.

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On this day in 1970, "NFL Monday Night Football" made its debut on ABC-TV. The game was between the Cleveland Browns and the New
York Jets. The Browns won 31-21.


From left to right: Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson and Don Meredith,
the original sportscasters for “Monday Night Football” at the first
game between the Jets and Browns.

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Stephen Edwin King is 71 years old today.

Author Stephen King ‘s bestselling horror, science fiction,
and suspense novels include Carrie, The Shining, Misery,
and The Dark Tower series. His numerous literary honors
include a
Bram Stoker Award, an O. Henry Award, and a
National Book Foundation Medal.

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From The shining (1980) starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.

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ED DONAHUE

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On this day in 1777, the Battle of Saratoga was won by American
soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

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It was on this day in 1881. A picture from the Police Gazette,
showing a dying President Garfield being comforted by his
wife.

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A 1954 Topps trading card depicting Garfield’s assassination
by Charles Guiteau. He was assassinated after only a few
months in office as the 20th president of the United States.



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James Abram Garfield
(November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881)

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The sitcom was created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns that
aired on
CBS on this day in 1970 and ran until 1977. The show
received high praise from critics during its run with 29
Primetime
Emmy
Awards
, including the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding 
Comedy Series
three years in a row (1975–1977) and earned
Moore the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress 
in a Comedy Series
three times (1973, 1974, 1976) and continues
to be honored long after the final episode aired. In 2013, the Writers 
Guild of America
ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show No. 6 in its
list of the 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time.

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The set within a set of The Marry Tyler Moore Show.

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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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FAMOUS MOVIE SCENE FILMED ON THIS DAY

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The famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown
up by the blast from a subway vent, is shot on this day in 1954 during
the filming of The Seven Year Itch. The scene infuriated her husband,
Joe DiMaggio, who felt it was exhibitionist, and the couple divorced shortly afterward. Co-star Tom Ewell is pictured with Marilyn.

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Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell front of the Trans-Lux Theater on the 
corner of 51st Street and Lexington Avenue in New York.

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