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On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery,
AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was
arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the U.S.

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The bus, restored to the 1955 condition of Ms. Parks’ historic ride, is
located in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)

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Heywood "Woody" Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is 83 today.

Iconic writer and director Woody Allen is known for his unique blend of
comedy and style. His most celebrated films include Annie Hall (1977),
Manhattan (1979), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Deconstructing Harry
(1997), and
Midnight in Paris (2011). He performed card and magic tricks
in his youth and underwent the legal process of changing his name to
Heywood Allen when he was 17.

 

             
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On this day in 1986, the Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine,
first broke the story of
U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release
of seven American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra
affair.

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Reagan meets with aides on the Iran-Contra affair.

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President Ronald Reagan holds up a copy of the Tower Commission report on the Iran-Contra affair.

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One of the 52 United States hostages is displayed to the crowd
outside the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by his captors, a few days
into their ordeal.

 

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On this day in 1992, Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator.

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Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun turned 71 August 16.

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NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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In London on this day in 2003, the last commercial supersonic
Concorde flight landed.

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"The Last Touchdown." (With British: ‘Union Jack’ Flag & American: ‘Stars & Stripes’ Flag.)

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On this day in 2002, The D.C. Sniper suspects were caught at
Myersville rest stop. Law enforcement officers search the car
that John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo were in when
police arrested them at the rest stop along I-70.  

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John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo.

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"The Bushmaster rifle used by convicted sniper John Allen
Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo is seen at the Montgomery
County Judicial Center after it was entered into evidence
during the murder trial.

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The United Nations officially came into existence on this day in 1945, when representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the
United Nations Conference on International Organization
to draw
up the
United Nations Charter.

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An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany, found 22
top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes on this day in 1946.

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The Berlin Airlift came to an end on this day in 1949. The airlift had
taken 2.3 million tons of food into the western sector despite the
Soviet blockade.

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On this day in 1962, James Meredith, a black US military veteran, 
succeeded in registering at the University of Mississippi. It was
his fourth attempt to register. President Kennedy (below) had to
call in the army to get him admitted.

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Meredith, center with briefcase, is escorted to the University of Mississippi campus by U.S. marshals.

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August 18, 1963: James Meredith graduates from Ole Miss.

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It was on this day in 1955.

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James Dean was driving his brand-new Porsche 550 Spyder to an
auto rally in Salinas, California, when he was involved in a head-on collision.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1862, the Confederates defeated Union forces at the second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, VA.

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Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General.

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It was on this day in 1967. He would be the first black court justice.

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Thurgood Marshall  (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993)

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The space shuttle Challenger was launched on this day in 1983 with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first African American to
travel in space when the shuttle embarked on its third mission.

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Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. will be 76 on November 22.

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Godwin)
(August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851)

British author Mary Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel
Frankenstein. Her less famous works include novels such as
Valperga, Perkin Warbeck, and The Last Man.

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Baseballs Ty Cobb made his major league batting
debut with the Detroit Tigers on this day in 1905.

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Tyrus Raymond Cobb
(December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961)
Nicknamed: The Georgia Peach

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