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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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

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On this day in 1932, 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 Building on this day in 1945. A total 14 people were
killed and 26 were injured.

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis as a child

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President John F. Kennedy and wife Jacqueline.

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Aristotle Onassis with wife Jacqueline.

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

Jacqueline was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John
F. Kennedy
, and the First Lady of the United States from 1961 until his
assassination in 1963
.

On October 20, 1968, she married Aristotle Onassis, a Greek shipping
magnate.  In 1994 she died in her sleep at age 64 from Non-Hodgkin
lymphoma
.

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Helen Beatrix Potter
(July 28, 1866 – December 22, 1943) 

Beatrix Potter was an English writer, illustrator,
natural scientist, and conservationist best known
for her children’s books featuring animals, such
as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS EVENTS

today in history

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The "St. Valentine’s Day Massacre" took place in Chicago, IL. on
this day in 1929.  Seven gangsters who were rivals of Al Capone
(below) were killed.

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A re-enactment of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre.  

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Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947)

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On this day in 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims
to kill author Salman Rushdie (below).

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Salman Rushdie’s fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was
the center of a major controversy, provoking protests from
Muslims in several countries.

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On this day in 2002, former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic began his defense against war crimes charges.

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Dolly died on this day in 2003.

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Dolly the Sheep is now a stuffed specimen, standing inside a glass
showcase at the National Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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FROM A DOG’S LIFE FILE ~

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OREGON ZOO ELEPHANT EUTHANIZED

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Packy (April 14, 1962 – February 9, 2017)

Packy was an Asian elephant at the 64-acre Oregon Zoo located in Portland,
Oregon. He was famous for having been the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years. At the time of his death, he was the oldest male Asian
elephant in North America. In July 2013, Packy was diagnosed with tuberculosis
and was euthanized today following the veterinarians’ decision that his TB was
was drug resistant.

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GORILLA BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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Colo, the first gorilla to be born in captivity, was born at the Columbus, Ohio
zoo. Rejected at birth by her mother, zookeepers had to hand-raise Colo
much like a human child, by dressing her in clothes and giving her bottle of
formula. At the age of two years old,she was introduced to a 19-month-old
male from Africa called Bongo. The couple had three offspring, the first
on February 1, 1968, Emmy, a female, Oscar, born July 18, 1969, and
Toni, on December 28, 1971.

Colo is now the oldest living gorilla in captivity, following the death of 55-year-
old Jenny in September 2008.

 
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