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JOHN BELMONT

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In Oslo, Norway on this day in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the youngest person

to receive the award at the age of 35.

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The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the U.S. on
this day in 1958 when 111 passengers flew from New York to
Miami on a National Airlines Boeing 707 leased from Pan
American World Airways. In 1959 the Lockheed L-188 Electra
was introduced into the fleet. It was the only turboprop aircraft
type ever operated by the airline.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1941,the United States entered World War II when it
declared war against Japan. The act came one day after the attack
on Pearl Harbor. Britain and Canada also declared war on Japan.

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Smoke rises from the battleship USS Arizona as it sinks during the
Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

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John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)

Lennon (left) signing a copy of Double Fantasy for Chapman several hours before the murder.
John Lennon (left) signing a copy of Double Fantasy album for Mark Chapman several hours before the murder.


In New York City on this day in 1980, Mark David Chapman shot former Beatle 
John Lennon to death. Earlier in the day, Lennon had autographed an album
for Chapman (above).


The main entrance to The Dakota, where Lennon was shot.

Mark Chapman's mugshot.
1980 mug shots.

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Mark David Chapman turned 63 May 10.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs
a declaration of war.

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JOHN BELMONT

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On this day in 1963, President Johnson named a commission headed
by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of
President John F.
Kennedy
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Members of the Warren Commission present their report to President
Lyndon Johnson (fourth from right).

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President John F. Kennedy(left) with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie, riding in the presidential limousine, minutes before the assassination.

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The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy
Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd (below) on this day in 1929.

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Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr.
(October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957)

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