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SANDY KOZEL

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It was on this day in 1956.

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The Andrea Doria starts sinking.

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Swedish cruise ship Stockholm after her collision with Italian
liner Andrea Doria.

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It was on this day in 1978, Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby,
was born in Oldham, England. She had been conceived through
in-vitro fertilization.

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Louise Joy Brown is 38 years young today.

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William Ben Hogan
(August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997)

Professional golfer Ben Hogan is generally considered one of the
greatest players in the history of the game. Hogan is notable for
his profound influence on golf swing theory and his legendary ball-
striking ability. He won nine professional major championships
during his career.

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Following several workshops and an Off-Broadway production,
A Chorus Line opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway on
this day in 1975.
   

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1971 U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announced
he would visit the People’s Republic of China to seek what he
called a “normalization of relations.”

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I happened on this day in 1997.

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In Seattle, WA, on this day in 1916, Pacific Aero Products was founded
by William Boeing and was later renamed Boeing Co.

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William Edward Boeing (1881-1956)

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669)
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The Storm on the Sea of Galilee.

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The Abduction of Europa.

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Three Trees.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Live Aid was a charity concert, organized by Bob Geldof
and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing
Ethiopian famine. The event was held simultaneously at
the Wembley Stadium in London (UK) and the John F.
Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia (USA) on July 13, 1985
and was broadcasted internationally via satellite television.

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On this day in 1863, opponents of the Civil War draft began three
days of rioting in New York City, which resulted in more than 1,000 casualties.

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It was on this day in 1977.

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Harrison Ford is 75 years old today.

Iconic actor Harrison Ford’s memorable characters include Han Solo from the
original Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones, and Rick Deckard from the 1982 sci-
fi classic Blade Runner. He earned Golden Globe Award nominations for his
roles in Witness, The Mosquito Coast, The Fugitive and Sabrina.He was put
at the #1 position on Empire’s 1997 list of the Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.

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NEW CLUE IN THE SEARCH FOR AMELIA?

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Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan.

(National Geographic) – Four bone-sniffing dogs that were brought to the remote
Pacific island of Nikumaroro to search for traces of Amelia Earhart have identified
a spot where the pioneering aviator may have died 80 years ago.

The dogs, four border collies named Marcy, Piper, Kayle, and Berkeley , arrived
on the island on June 30 as part of an expedition sponsored by The International
Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) and the National Geographic
Society.

Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared on July 2, 1937, on their
way to Howland Island — 350 nautical miles northeast of Nikumaroro along the
line of position that Earhart outlined in her last confirmed radio transmission.

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Earhart stands in front of the Lockheed Electra she was flying
when she vanished in 1937.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three days
on this day in 1863. It was a major victory for the North as  the Confederate troops retreated.

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Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army
at Cambridge,
MA. on this day in 1775.

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It was on this day in 1988.

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USS Vincennes (CG-49) is a U.S. Navy Ticonderoga class AEGIS
guided missile cruiser.

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Algeria gained it’s independence on this day in 1962.

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Jim Morrison (Doors) died in Paris on this day in 1971, allegedly of
a heroin overdose.

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Tom Cruise (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV) is 55 years old today.

Tom Cruise grew up in an abusive household and had planned to become
a priest before becoming interested in acting.

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1989 biographical war drama film.

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Tom Cruise(holding flag)portraying
Vietnam
War veteran
Ron Kovic.

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