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America’s Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street stock
market on this day in 1929.

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On this day in 2004, Osama bin Laden (above) addressed the people of the
United States on Al-Jazeera television, excepting responsibility for the
September 11 attacks. Al-Jazeera did not say how it had obtained the tape.

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Israel invaded Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal Crisis on this
day in 1956.

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Leon Czolgosz (above) the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, was
electrocuted on this day in 1901.

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A rendering of President William McKinley (white shirt) being shot by 
anarchist Leon Czolgosz during the Pan-American Exposition in
Buffalo, New York on September 21, 1901.

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On this day in 1998, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn
on board. Glenn was 77 years old. In 1962 he became the first American to
orbit the Earth.

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It was on this day in 2005.

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John Wilkes Booth

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Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began on this day in
1987 with National Security Council staff member Oliver North
testifying before a Congressional committee.  He was ultimately
indicted on 16 felony counts.

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It was on this day in 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced
he was nominating
Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to
become the first female justice on the
U.S. Supreme Court.

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Sandra Day O’Connor turned 81 in March.

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Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) is 77 years old today.

Ringo Starr was asked to join The Beatles after their drummer
Pete Best had a falling out with the band.

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The Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, is depicted in his death bed. He 
died on this day in 632.

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James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr was
captured and arrested at London’s  Heathrow Airport on this day
in 1967.

      

 

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Israeli airplanes attacked the USS Liberty in the Mediterranean
during the 6-Day War between Israel and its Arab neighbors on
this day in 1967.

Thirty four U.S. Navy crewmen were killed. Israel apologized for
the attack, saying that the USS Liberty had been attacked in error
after being mistaken for an Egyptian ship. 

Both the Israeli and U.S. governments conducted inquiries and
issued
 reports that concluded the attack was a mistake due to
Israeli confusion
 about the ship’s identity.
        
        
 
        
       

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The damaged USS Liberty after the attack.

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The New York Yankees retired Mickey Mantle’s number (7) on
this day in 1969.

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Mickey Mantle giving his speech the day his number was retired.

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Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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ED DONAHUE

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Chernobyl reactor number four after the disaster, showing the
extensive damage to the main reactor hall (image centre) and
turbine building (image lower left)

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              John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865)

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Colonists Landing at what would become Jamestowne occurred
on this day in 1607.

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Lucille Désirée Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989)

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1954 Topps Hank Aaron Rookie Card

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On this day in 1954, Hank Aaron hit the first of his 755 major-league
home runs.

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James Earl Ray (March 10, 1928 – April 23, 1998)

James Earl Ray, the convicted assassin of civil rights leader 
Martin Luther King Jr.,died at age 70 in a Nashville hospital
from complications related to kidney disease and liver failure
caused by hepatitis C.

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