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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1941,the United States entered World War II when it
declared war against Japan. The act came one day after the attack
on Pearl Harbor. Britain and Canada also declared war on Japan.

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Smoke rises from the battleship USS Arizona as it sinks during the
Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on Dec. 7, 1941.

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John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980)

Lennon (left) signing a copy of Double Fantasy for Chapman several hours before the murder.
John Lennon (left) signing a copy of Double Fantasy album for Mark Chapman several hours before the murder.


In New York City on this day in 1980, Mark David Chapman shot former Beatle 
John Lennon to death. Earlier in the day, Lennon had autographed an album
for Chapman (above).


The main entrance to The Dakota, where Lennon was shot.

Mark Chapman's mugshot.
1980 mug shots.

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Mark David Chapman turned 63 May 10.

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JOHN BELMONT

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On this day in 1963, President Johnson named a commission headed
by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of
President John F.
Kennedy
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Warren Commission
Members of the Warren Commission present their report to President
Lyndon Johnson (fourth from right).

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President John F. Kennedy(left) with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie, riding in the presidential limousine, minutes before the assassination.

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The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy
Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd (below) on this day in 1929.

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Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr.
(October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957)

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (right) 
and City Supervisor Harvey Milk (left), a gay-rights activist, were
shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.

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Daniel James White.

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San Francisco got its first female mayor as City
Supervisor Dianne Feinstein (above) was named
to replace the assassinated George Moscone.

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On this day in 1973, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R.
Ford (left) as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T.
Agnew (below).

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Spiro Agnew resigns the vice presidency
amid accusations of income tax evasion.

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Vice President Gerald R. Ford (left) and President Richard M. Nixon.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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President John Kennedy slumps against his wife Jacqueline as she reaches towards Secret Service agent Clint Hill.

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Two hours and eight minutes after the death of John F. Kennedy,
Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President on board Air Force
One.

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On this day in 1963, CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite was standing over the newswire machine when a bulletin broke announcing that President Kennedy
had been shot. The network was 10 minutes into a live broadcast of a soap
opera, but at Cronkite’s insistence the news division broke in with audio
updates.  At 2:38 p.m., Cronkite wept on air when he made the official announcement that President John F. Kennedy was dead.

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Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin
of President John F. Kennedy.

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy
(May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

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ED DANAHUE

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Huey Pierce Long Jr.
died on this day in 1935.

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Carl Austin Weiss Sr.
(December 6, 1906 – September 8, 1935)


Weiss was a physician from
Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, who assassinated Senator Long.


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José Feliciano (José Monserrate Feliciano García) is 73 today.

José Feliciano, who was born blind, is a Puerto Rican guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known for many international hits, including his rendition
of
The Doors

"
Light My Fire" and the best-selling Christmas single, "Feliz Navidad." He
has released many albums over the years in both
English
and Spanish.

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