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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During World War II, German war planes destroyed most of the
English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers
attacked on this day in 1940.

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A German Luftwaffe high-performance medium bomber.

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Novel published on this day in 1851.

American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner once stated
he wished he had written it himself, and
D. H. Lawrence called it "one
of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world", and "the
greatest book of the sea ever written".

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On this day in 1889, New York World reporter Elizabeth Cochrane
(pen name Nellie Bly) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious
journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around the
world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the trek
the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.

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On this day in 1943, Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the
New York Philharmonic when he filled in for the ailing Bruno
Walter prior to a nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was
25 years old and
was an assistant conductor at the time.         

      
      
      
     

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Leonard Bernstein  (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)

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Aaron Copland
(November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990)

Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer,
and later a conductor of his own and other music. He was referred
to by his peers and critics as "the Dean of American Composers."

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MIKE GRACIA

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Harry S. Truman holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with the incorrect headline

Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for the U.S. presidency on this
day in 1948. The Chicago Tribune published an early edition that had the
headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN (above)." The Truman victory had 
surprised many polls and newspapers.

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President Truman (right) on his campaign train whistle-stop.

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On this day in 1963, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was
assassinated in a military coup.

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Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in
California on this day in 1947. It was the plane’s first and only
flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of
the spruce used to build it, never went into production.

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The H-4 today is in McMinnville, Oregon, at the
Evergreen Air and
Space Museum
, about an hour outside of Portland.

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On this day in 1959, Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant
on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been
given questions and answers in advance.

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Charles Lincoln Van Doren turned 91 in Feb.   

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1962,  U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson (below) presented
photographic evidence to the United Nations Security Council. The photos 
were of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

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Adlai Ewing Stevenson II 
(February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965)

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The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and admit mainland China
on this day in 1971.

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On this day in 1983, U.S. troops and soldiers from six Caribbean nations
invaded Grenada to restore order and provide protection to
U.S. citizens
after a recent coup within Grenada’s Communist (pro-Cuban) government.

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The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the Crimean War on this
day in 1854. The British were winning the Battle of Balaclava when Lord
James Cardigan received an order to attack the Russians. He took his troops
into a valley and suffered 40 percent caualties. Later it was revealed that the
order was the result of confusion and was not given intentionally.

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Professional Golfer Payne Stewart was the U.S.Open champion in
1991 and 1999. His chartered jet lost pressurization shortly after
takeoff, then crashed several hours later. He was 42.

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Learjet 35 N47BA Prior to the crash in a field near Aberdeen, South
Dakota.

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Poet and author Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 – October 25, 1400) 

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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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NANCY LYONS

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Depiction of the surrender of the British army of Cornwallis at
Yorktown to General Washington on this day in 1781.

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On this day in 1987.

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On this day in 1812, Napoleon’s forces began retreat from Moscow.

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Concorde makes first landing at JFK Airport in New York on this
day in 1977.

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