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The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army
ended on this day in 1836. The Mexican army of three thousand
men defeated the 189
Texas volunteers.

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision on this day in 1857, 
ruled that blacks could not sue in federal court to be citizens.

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni   
(March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564) 

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Most Famous Works Of Art: The Creation Of Adam by Michelangelo

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On this day in 1981, Walter Cronkite (above) appeared in the last 
airing of "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite." He had been
on the job 19 years.

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Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009)

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Ed McMahon (left) and
Johnny Carson (right) began their long association in
their first TV series, the
ABC game show Who Do You Trust?, running from
1957 to 1962. Then afterwards, McMahon would make his famous thirty-year
mark as Carson’s
sidekick, announcer and second banana on NBC‘s highly successfully The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992.
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Rob Reiner, actor, writer, director, producer, and activist, is 71 
years old today.

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President George W. Bush’s first State of The Union Speech on
this day in 2002.

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A bomb exploded at an abortion clinic in Birmingham, AL, killing an
off-duty
policeman and severely wounding a nurse on this day in
1998.
  Eric Rudolph (below) was charged with this bombing and
three other
attacks in Atlanta.


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Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Raven" was published for the first time in the "New York Evening Mirror on this day in 1845.

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Edgar Allan Poe 
(January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)

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On this day in 1936, Ty Cobb received the most votes of any player
on the inaugural
Baseball Hall of Fame ballot, receiving 222 out of
a possible 226 votes (98.2%); no other player received a higher percentage of votes until
Tom Seaver in 1992. In 1999, editors at
the Sporting News ranked Ty Cobb third on their list of "Baseball’s
100 Greatest Players".

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TY COBB, BABE RUTH, HONUS WAGNER, CHRISTY
MATHEWSON, WALTER JOHNSON.

 

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Oprah Winfrey (Orpah Gail Winfrey) is 64 today.

Television host and producer Oprah Winfrey was named the
most influential woman in the world by TIME magazine and
hosted The Oprah Winfrey Show, the highest-rated syndicated
program on air, from 1986 to 2011. She was crowned Miss Black
Tennessee while in college and began co-anchoring the evening
news when she was nineteen. Oprah became the world’s first
female black billionaire and the richest self-made American
woman. She had a net worth over $2 billion in 2013.

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The first issue, June 2000.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1848, James W. Marshall (below) discovered a gold
nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern
California. The discovery led to
the gold rush of ’49.

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Sir Winston Churchill died at the age of 90 on this day in 1965.

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
(November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965)

Churchill was a British statesman, army officer and writer,
who served as
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from
1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

 The former prime minister's renewed presence was noticed as Mr Trump signed his first orders as the 45th president of the United States.

The bust of Winston Churchill is said to be a replica of one given
to 1960s leader Lyndon B Johnson and first appeared in the Oval
Office during former George W Bush’s administration. However it
was replaced by a bust of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr
during Barack Obama’s presidency.

 Trump was joined by a bust of Churchill in the Oval Office as he signed off his first orders as President

The bust of  Churchill (far left) was returned to the White House’s
Oval at President Donald Trump’s request just hours after Trump
was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.


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On this day in 1989, Ted Bundy, the confessed serial killer, was put
to death in
Florida‘s electric chair for the 1978 kidnap-murder of 12-
year-old Kimberly Leach.

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Theodore Robert Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell)
(November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989)

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Thurgood Marshall was the first African American to serve on the Supreme
Court of the United States.

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High School yearbook photo.

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John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982)

Actor, Saturday Night Live cast member, and Blues Brothers
comedian John Belushi posthumously received a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame, on April 1, 2004. Three of the four
movies he starred in were with
Dan Akroyd; the exception is
the 1978 cult comedy film Animal House. John was an All-
American football player and wanted to become a coach. He
was the brother of actor
Jim Belushi.

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John Belushi in National Lampoon’s Animal House 1978.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1973, President Nixon announced that an accord had
been reached to end the Vietnam War.

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On this day in 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into the nation’s territorial waters on a
spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.

A photo of the Pueblo in the Puget Sound


Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, captain of the USS Pueblo.

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The TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on this day in 1977 on
ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel.

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Alexander Murray Palmer Haley
(August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992)

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Keeshan played the original Clarabell the Clown 
on the Howdy Doody show on NBC-TV.

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Bob Keeshan created and played the title role in the children’s television
program Captain Kangaroo, which ran from 1955 to 1984 on CBS, the
longest-running nationally broadcast children’s television program of
its day.

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Robert James "Bob" Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

Talk show host and comedian, Johnny Carson is best remembered for his
30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). 

He received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy‘s 1980 Governor’s
Award, and a 1985
Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television
Academy Hall of Fame
in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom
in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in
1993.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978)

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Japanese Chief Government Spokesman Koichi Kato issues an
official apology concerning World War ll sex slaves.

On this day in 1992, Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean
women to serve as sex slaves or “comfort girls”, as they were called, for the 
Japanese soldiers during World War II. He said, "We cannot deny that the
former Japanese army played a role" in abducting and detaining the "comfort
girls," and "We would like to express our apologies and contrition".


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L. Douglas Wilder of
Virginia, the nation’s first elected black
governor, took the oath of office in Richmond on this day in 
1990.


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Lawrence Douglas Wilder will turn 87 on January 17.

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Emile Zola’s "J’accuse" was published in Paris on this day in 1898.

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Stephen Collins Foster
  (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864)

Foster is known as "the father of American music", was an American
songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster
wrote over 200 songs; among his best-known are "Oh! Susanna",
"Camptown Races", "My Old Kentucky Home", and "Beautiful
Dreamer
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