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On this day in 1912, the ocean liner Titanic sank in the
North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg the evening
before. 1,517 people died and more than 700 people
survived.

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On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died
from injuries inflicted by John Wilkes Booth.

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Jackie Robinson played his first major league baseball
game for the Brooklyn Dodgers on this day in 1947. He
previously he had only appeared in exhibition games.

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U.S. F-111 warplanes attacked Libya on this day in 1986
in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on
April 5, 1986.

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Pol Pot died at the age of 73 on this day in 1998. The leader
of the Khmer Rouge regime thereby evaded prosecution for
the deaths of 2 million Cambodians.

     

   
    
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                  SANDY KOZEL

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, which
prevented the planned moon landing.

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Apollo 13 Service Module after the Explosion. The damage
is on the left-hand side.

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Pope St. John Paul II embraces Elio Toaff, then the chief rabbi of
Rome. It the Pope’s first visit to a Synagogue on this day in 1986.

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Sidney Poitier became the first black to win an Oscar for best actor
on this day in 1964. It was for his role in the film"Lilies of the Field”.

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Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament at the age of 21 on this day in 1997. He also set a
record when he finished at 18 under par.

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Tiger woods (Eldrick Tont Woods) turned 42 December 30.

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A discotheque in Berlin was bombed by Libyan terrorists on this day
in 1986. The U.S. attacked Libya with warplanes in retaliation on April
15, 1986.


Ground crew prepares a 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft
for an air strike on Libya.

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Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) 

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It was on this day in 1964.

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Douglas General MacArthur Address a Joint session of the U.S.
Congress on April 19, 1951 in Washington D. C.

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It was on this day in 1976.


Hughes was an American
business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot,
film director, and
philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the
most financially successful individuals in the world.

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

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Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

Booker T. Washington was a educator, author, orator, and advisor to
presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington
was the dominant leader in the
African-American community. He was
from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery
and became
the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants.

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Booker T. Washington giving a lecture in Carnegie Hall, 1906. 

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On this day in 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers)
became the all-time NBA regular season scoring leader when he
broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 31,419 career points.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.) will be 71
April 16.

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Katie Couric became a CBS news anchor on this day in 2006.

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AMENDMENT ADOPTED ON THIS DAY IN 1870

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Following its ratification by the requisite three-fourths of the states, the 15th Amendment, granting African-American men the right to vote, is formally
adopted into the U.S.
Constitution. Passed by Congress the year before, the amendment reads, “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not
be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of
race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” The next day after it was
adopted, Thomas Peterson-Mundy of Perth Amboy,
New Jersey (below),
became the first
African American to vote under the authority of the 15th Amendment.


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Thomas Mundy Peterson
(October 6, 1824 – February 4, 1904)

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NATO launched air strikes against Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Vojvodina) on this day in 1999. The attacks marked the
first time in its 50-year history that NATO attacked a sovereign
country. The bombings were in response to Serbia’s refusal to
sign a peace treaty with ethnic Albanians who were seeking independence for the province of Kosovo
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On this day in 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of
oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound after it ran aground.

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Elvis Presley was sworn in as a private in the U.S. Army on this
day in 1958.

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Elvis Presley receives a haircut on his first full day
as a member of the US Army.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Playbill - April 1955
On this day in 1955, Tennessee Williams’ play
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" debuted on Broadway.

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Ben Gazzara (left) and Burl Ives.

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Barbara Bel Geddes

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Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III
(March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983)

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Denzel Washington and Halle Berry with their Academy Awards in 
2002.


Denzel Washington and Halle Berry famously became the first black actors to
win both lead acting awards in the same year. That same night, Sidney Poitier,
the first black man to win an Oscar, received an honorary award.

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