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The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK, was destroyed by a bomb on this day in 1995. It was the worst bombing
on U.S. territory. 168 people were killed including 19 children, and
500 were injured. Timothy McVeigh (below) was found guilty of the bombing on June 2, 1997.

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The American Revolution began on this day in 1775 as fighting broke
out at Lexington, MA.

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The Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground
on this day in 1993. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the
cult and U.S. federal agents. A total of 86 people were killed including
17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.

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Cult leader David Koresh.

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Actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco on this day in 1956.

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The musical debuted on Broadway on this day in 2001.

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It was on this day in 1775, when American revolutionary Patrick
Henry declared, "give me liberty, or give me death!"

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The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act on this day in 1933
that effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial legislative powers.

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On this day in 1983, President Ronald Reagan first proposed development of technology to intercept enemy missiles. The
proposal became known as the Strategic Defense Initiative
and "Star Wars."

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On this day in 2001, Russia’s orbiting Mir space station plunged into
the South Pacific after its 15-years of use.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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James Cameron (above) won three awards for "Titanic," for
director, best picture (as producer) and film editing.

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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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The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) began an oil-
embargo against several countries including the
U.S. and Great Britain
on this day in 1973. The incident stemmed from Western support of
Israel when Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on October 6, 1973. It
lasted until March of 1974.

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American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. on this day in 1777. It
was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.

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An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San Francisco Bay
area in
California on this day in 1989. The quake caused about 67 deaths,
3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.

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Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and was sentenced to 11
years in prison on this day in 1931. He was released in 1939.

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Arthur Miller on a trip with his wife,
actress Marilyn Monroe.

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The Battle of Saratoga was won by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War on this day in 1777.

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A picture from the Police Gazette, showing a dying
President Garfield being comforted by his wife
Lucretia on this day in 1881.

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On this day in 1934.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann (1899-1936) arrested as
a suspect in the Lindbergh kidnapping.

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Charles Lindbergh Jr.

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On this day in 1995.          

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Theodore John Kaczynski turned 75 in May.

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The CBS sitcom debuted on this day in 1970 and ran
till March 19, 1977.  It is one of the most acclaimed TV
programs in US television history. It received high
praise from critics during its run, including Emmy
Awards
for Outstanding Comedy Series three years
in a row (1975–77), and continued to be honored long
after the final episode aired. In 2013, the Writers Guild
of America
ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show No. 6
in its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time

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Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017)

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