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The New York "Lantern" newspaper published the first "Uncle Sam cartoon" on this day in 1852. It quickly became the symbol of the
United States.

   
    
    
    
    
   

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On this day in 1925, a law in Tennessee that prohibited the teaching
of evolution went into effect. 
 

   

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On this day in 1996, the Dunblane Massacre occurred at a Scottish
elementary school.
Thomas Hamilton, pictured above, murdered
16 children and their
teacher before turning the gun on himself.

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Relatives near the Dunblane primary school on the day of the
shooting.

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The musical "Brigadoon" opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New
York City on this day in 1947.

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The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army
ended on this day in 1836. The Mexican army of three thousand
men defeated the 189
Texas volunteers.

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision on this day in 1857, 
ruled that blacks could not sue in federal court to be citizens.

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni   
(March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564) 

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Most Famous Works Of Art: The Creation Of Adam by Michelangelo

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On this day in 1981, Walter Cronkite (above) appeared in the last 
airing of "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite." He had been
on the job 19 years.

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Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009)

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Ed McMahon (left) and
Johnny Carson (right) began their long association in
their first TV series, the
ABC game show Who Do You Trust?, running from
1957 to 1962. Then afterwards, McMahon would make his famous thirty-year
mark as Carson’s
sidekick, announcer and second banana on NBC‘s highly successfully The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992.
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Rob Reiner, actor, writer, director, producer, and activist, is 71 
years old today.

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Iraqi insurgents destroyed a Shite shrine’s golden dome on this day
in 2006.

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The "Miracle on Ice" refers to a medal-round game during the men’s
ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid,
New York
on this day in 1980.  It was played between the hosting
United States, and the defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union.

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It was on this day in 1987.

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Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola)
(August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)


Warhol died in Manhattan at 6:32 a.m. on February 22, 1987
at age 58. According to news reports, he had been making
a good recovery from
gallbladder surgery at New York
Hospital
before dying in his sleep from a sudden post-
operative
irregular heartbeat.


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On this day in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed the
enlargement of the U.S. Supreme Court. The plan failed.

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On February 8, 1937, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to
consider President Roosevelt’s request.

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On this day in 1994, white separatist Byron De La
Beckwith was convicted in Jackson, MS, of the
1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers
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Medgar Wiley Evers
(July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963)

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William Seward Burroughs II
(February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997)

Burroughs was a writer and artist, a primary figure of the
Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author whose
influence is considered to have affected a range of popular
culture as well as literature. He wrote eighteen novels and
novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections
of essays.

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The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was a comedy and variety 
show television series hosted by the Smothers Brothers (below)
and initially airing on
CBS from on this day in 1967 to 1969.

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Richard Remick Smothers and Thomas Bolyn Smothers lll.

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Henry Louis Aaron is 84 years old today.

Hank Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin’ Hank", is a retired
American
Major League Baseball right fielder who is currently the senior
vice president of the
Atlanta Braves. He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and two seasons
for the
Milwaukee Brewers in the American League, from 1954 through
1976. Aaron held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years, and
he still holds several MLB offensive records. He hit 24 or more home runs
every year from 1955 through 1973, and is one of only two players to hit
30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times. In 1999, The
Sporting News
ranked Aaron fifth on its "100 Greatest Baseball Players"
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Freedom from Want, March 6, 1943, Norman Rockwell.

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