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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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Lt. Col. Oliver North during the ‘Iran Contra Hearings’.


      
   

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President Reagan (far right) meets with (left to right) Secretary of Defense
Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of State George Shultz, Attorney General
Ed Meese, and Chief of Staff Don Regan in the Oval Office.

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Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was elected
the 30th President of Chile on this day in 1970.

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Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun turned 70 in August.

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

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Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its
governor on this day in 1998.

   


      
   

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Jesse Ventura
(James George Janos) turned 66 in July.

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‘’BENSON’’ STAR HAS DIED AT 89

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Robert Guillaume (Robert Peter Williams)
(November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017)

(AP) – Robert Guillaume, known for his Emmy, Tony and Grammy-
winning work, as well as TV sitcoms "Soap" and "Benson," has died.  

According to his widow, Donna Brown Guillaume, the St. Louis-born
performer died at home Tuesday in Los Angeles. He had been battling
prostate cancer.

Among Guillaume’s achievements was playing Nathan Detroit in the
first all-black version of "Guys and Dolls," earning a Tony nomination
in 1977. He became the first African-American to sing the title role of
"Phantom of the Opera," appearing with an all-white cast in Los
Angeles.

Fans may also know him as the voice of Rafiki in Disney’s "The Lion
King," for which he won a Grammy award for spoken-word recording
in 1995.

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The United Nations (UN) was formally established on this day in 1945. less
than a month after the end of World War II. The Charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a
majority of other signatories.

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower (left) vowed to end the Korean War
on this day in 1952.

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       D .C . Sniper Suspects Arrested on this day in 2002.

    
    
   

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


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The Crew marks Concorde’s final supersonic trip.

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On this day in 2005.

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


Rosa Parks was an
activist in the Civil Rights Movement,
whom the
United States Congress called "the first lady
of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

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Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Mahatma (Mohandas) K Gandhi was born on this day
in
1869.

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On this day in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson suffered a stroke
that left him partially paralyzed.

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Thurgood Marshall was sworn in in this day in 1967. He was the first African-American member of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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On this day in 1985.

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"Peanuts," the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, was published for
the first time in seven newspapers on this day in 1950.

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Charles Monroe Schulz  (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

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Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) is 66 years old today.

British born Sting is a multi-instrumentalist and singer for The Police, known
for such hits as "Don’t Stand So Close to Me" and "Message in a Bottle." He
also became a successful solo artist, releasing his first album The Dream of
the Blue Turtles in 1985, followed by ten more albums the next two decades.

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The Fugitive Slave Act was declared by the U.S. Congress on this day in
1850. The act allowed slave owners to claim slaves that had escaped into
other states.

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On this day in 2001, Anthrax tainted letters were sent to the
National Broadcasting System and The New York Post.

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On this day in 1975.

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On this day in 1961, UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld died along with
15 others in a plane crash in the African bush during a peace mission to the
Congo.

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The scattered wreckage of the DC6B plane that had carried Dag Hammarskjöld.

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Greta Garbo
(Greta Lovisa Gustafsson)
(September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990)

Greta Garbo was a Swedishborn American film actress during the 1920s
and 1930s. She was nominated three times for the Academy Award for
Best Actress
and received an Academy Honorary Award in 1954 for her
"luminous and unforgettable screen performances." In 1999, the American
Film Institute
ranked Garbo fifth on their list of the greatest female stars of
classic Hollywood cinema
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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (Johnny Allen Hendrix)
(November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970)

On this day in 1970, rock guitarist, and singer/songwriter, Jimi Hendrix died
in his London apartment at the age of 27. The death was from an overdose
of sleeping pills. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably
the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".   

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