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THE SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF THIS DAY IN 2001

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed turned 53 in March.

"I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z," Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed said in a statement read during a Combatant
Status Review Tribunal at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

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World War II began on this day in 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

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It happened on this day in 1983.

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Korean Air Lines 747, Flight 007, was shot down over the Sahakin Islands.

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America’s Bobby Fischer (right) beat Russia’s Boris Spassky to
become world chess champion on this day in 1972. The chess
match took place in Reykjavik, Iceland
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Robert James
"Bobby" Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008)

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Young Gloria and her mother.


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Gloria Estefan (Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García) is 60 years
young today.

Latin pop singer Gloria Estefan has sold more than one hundred million records
over the course of her career. She has released many #1 hits, including "Don’t
Wanna Lose You." She once worked with the Miami International Airport Customs Department while in college. She was approached by the CIA for the job because
of her prowess with language. Gloria has won seven Grammy Awards, including
one for Best Tropical Latin Album in 1993 for Mi Tierra.
 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Soviet hard-liners announced on this day in 1991, President Mikhail Gorbachev had been removed from power. Gorbachev returned to
power two days later.

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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev turned 86 in March.

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On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive
power in Germany as Fuehrer.

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Francis Gary Powers (center), an American U-2 pilot, was convicted
of espionage in Moscow on this day in 1960.


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Inventor and television pioneer, Philo Farnsworth made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-
electronic television
. He was also the first person to demonstrate
such a system to the public.

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth
(August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971)

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On this day in 1977.

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On this day in 1945 a B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the
first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little Boy" was
dropped over the center of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people
were killed.

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Pictured is a mockup of "Little Boy," the atomic bomb that was
dropped that morning on Hiroshima.

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The Voting Rights Act was signed by
President Lyndon B. Johnson 
on this day in 1965.

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Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini)
(September 26, 1897 – August 6, 1978)

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Sir Alexander Fleming (August 6, 1881 – March 11, 1955) 

Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist Alexander Fleming 
shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for helping
to discover the antibiotic substance penicillin in 1928. His discovery
marked the start of modes antibiotics, which changed the medical
world forever. He worked in shipping before going to medical school
at the recommendation of his brother.

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World War I officially began on this day in 1914 when Austria-
Hungary declared war on Serbia.

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Federal troops forcibly dispersed the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans
who had gathered in Washington,
DC. They were demanding money they
were not scheduled to receive until 1945.

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A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City’s Empire State Empire State Building on this day in 1945. The freak accident was caused by heavy fog.

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An Army B-25 Mitchell bomber, similar to the aircraft that crashed.

    
     
     
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Jacqueline Lee
"Jackie" Kennedy Onassis
 ( Bouvier) 
(July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994)

Former First Lady of the United States and widow of President John
F. Kennedy
, Jacqueline was seen as a symbol of American style,
elegance, and grace. The image of her in the aftermath of her
husband’s assassination in 1963 is one of the most iconic images
in American history.

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November 22, 1963 – Not published in LIFE – President John Kennedy
and wife Jackie Kennedy at Love Field in Dallas, Texas… just hours
before his assassination.

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