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President Gerald Ford announced a conditional amnesty program
for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War on this day
in 1974.

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President Gerald R. Ford.

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On this day in 1982, In west Beirut, the massacre of hundreds
of Palestinian men, women and children began in refugee
camps of the Lebanese Christian militiamen.

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A painting of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.

The Mexicans began a revolt against Spanish rule on this day in 1810.
 
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest of Spanish descent, declared Mexico’s independence from Spain in the small town of Dolores.

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B.B. King (Riley B. King)
(September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)

Legendary blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter B.B. King won a Grammy
Hall of Fame Award for his 1969 song "The Thrill is Gone." He grew up with
his grandmother because his mother was too poor to take care of him. His 
mother’s cousin gave him his first guitar.

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THIS BRAND OF BREAD GOES BACK TO 1942

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Sunbeam’s long-time mascot, Little Miss Sunbeam.

Sunbeam Bread is a franchised brand of white bread, rolls, and other baked
goods owned by the Quality Bakers of America cooperative, The bread
products are produced and distributed by regional bakeries.  

The brand and its marketing symbol of a young child was launched in 1942
and was first marketed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Illustrator Ellen Barbara Segner with a Miss Sunbeam model,
six-year-old Donna Kay Ericksen of Champaign, IL.

In 1942, illustrator Ellen Segner (above) was commissioned by the Quality
Bakers of America to create a marketing symbol of a young child. Over six
months she submitted hundreds of sketches before coming across the girl
who would become the first Miss Sunbeam in Southern Indiana. The image
of the holiday Little Miss Sunbeam first appeared on a billboard in the 1950s.

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WASHINGTON ARTIFACT GOES ON DISPLAY

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Charles Wilson Peale’s portrait of Washington commemorating the victory at Princeton.

(FoxNews) – The storied blue sash worn by George Washington (above) during
the Revolutionary War has gone on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the
American Revolution. The sash, on loan from Harvard’s Peabody Museum of
Ethnography and Archaeology, was rediscovered several years ago by Dr.
Philip Mead, chief historian and director of curatorial affairs at the Museum of
the American Revolution. Mead found the artifact at the Peabody Museum,
where it had essentially been hidden in plain sight for decades. He spent years
studying the sash before concluding that it was indeed the one worn by
Washington.

The sash (below) which is on display until Oct. 9, is featured with a 1776 portrait
of Washington by Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale, which depicts him
wearing the sash. The portrait is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum.

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Washington’s uniform sash.

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George Washington depicted in the Battle of Princeton.

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COMIC STRIP DABUT ON THIS DAY IN 1934

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The comic strip Li’l Abner appeared in many newspapers across the United
States, Canada and Europe.  It was written and drawn by
Al Capp. The strip
ran for 43 years, from August 13, 1934 through November 13, 1977 and was
distributed by
United Feature Syndicate.

    
    
    

    

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Al Capp (Alfred Gerald Caplin)
(September 28, 1909 – November 5, 1979)

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It began on this day in 1965.

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President Ronald Reagan’s bombing Russia joke during a voice
test for a political advertisement causes a Cold War flap on this
day in 1984.

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On this day in 1992, in Bloomington, MN, the Mall of America
opened. It was the largest shopping mall in the
United States.

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Haley’s photo from his Service Record.

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Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley
(August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992)

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Paul Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956)

Jackson Pollock was one of the greatest artists of his generation, well known
for his innovative style of drip painting (shown below). He died at the age of
44 after driving drunk and crashing into a tree in New York.   

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