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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Declaration
of War against Japan.

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In New York City on this day in 1980, Mark David Chapman shot
John Lennon to death. Lennon had autographed an album for
Chapman earlier in the day .

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John Lennon (left) signs Mark Chapman’s copy of ‘Double Fantasy’ outside the Dakota Building.

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“Double Fantasy” album by John Lennon.

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Mark David Chapman turned 62 May 10.

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ED DANAHUE

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On this  day in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery,
AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was
arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the
U.S.        

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Sergei M. Kirov, a collaborator of Joseph Stalin, was assassinated
at the Leningrad party headquarters on this day in 1934.

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Beatlemania arrived in America on this day in 1963 with the release
of the single “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.

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Heywood "Woody" Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is 82
years old today.

Iconic writer and director Woody Allen is known for his unique blend
of comedy and style. His most celebrated films include Annie Hall
(1977), Manhattan (1979), And Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). He
performed card and magic tricks in his youth and underwent the legal
process of changing his name to Heywood Allen when he was 17.

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JOHN BLEMONT

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On this day in 1963, President Johnson (below) named a commission
headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President
John F.
Kennedy.

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In this 1964 file photo, the bipartisan presidential commission to
investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy sits
for an official picture, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars office on
Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

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President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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The U.N. General Assembly on this day in 1947,  passed a resolution
that called for the division of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.

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



A Ford Trimotor aircraft, the Floyd Bennett (S/N NX4542), was 
selected for the epic polar air journey.
 

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On this day in 1981.

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On this day in 1986.

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On this day in 2001.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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It was on this day in 1963.

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On this day in 1986, President Ronald Reagan and Attorney Gen.
Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran
had been diverted to rebels in Nicaragua. The National Security
Advisor John Poindexter resigned and Oliver North was fired.

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From left: President Reagan and Attorney Gen. Edwin Meese.

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During the Revolutionary War on this day in 1783, the British
evacuated New York. It was their last military position in the 
United States.

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A group of fishermen from Florida spotted Elián Gonzales off the
coast of Fort Lauderdale. He was
completely alone, floating in an
inner tube. He was rescued on this day in 1999.

The boat that Elian and his mother, and 10 other people had been traveling on to the United States from Cuba had been ripped apart
in the rough seas, and he was one of the only survivors.
      

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Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, 1954

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Baseball’s Joe Dimaggio was born on this day in 1914.

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Walter Cronkite removes his glasses while announcing the death of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963.(Getty Images)

Walter Cronkite announces the death of President Kennedy.
    
    

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Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as President of the United States.

   

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) 35th President of the United States

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

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