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Several thousand people gather in the Daley Center

Several thousand people gather in the Daley Center Plaza in downtown Chicago on Sept. 14, 2001, for a memorial service to honor those killed
in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Cities across the country held similar
events after President George W. Bush declared Sept. 14 a day of
prayer.

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President George W. Bush’s Remarks At Ground Zero September 14, 2001.

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After President William McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted
by an assassin, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, at age 42,
succeeded him on this day in 1901.

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On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled
Banner," a poem originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry,"
after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD,
during the War of 1812 (above). The song became the official U.S. national anthem on March 3, 1931.

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On this day in 1982.

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It was announced on this day in 1994, that the season was over for
the National Baseball League on the 34th day of the players strike
and the final days of the regular season were canceled.

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Margaret Higgins Sanger (Margaret Louise Higgins)
(September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) 

Margaret Sanger was an American birth control activist, sex
educator, eugenicist, writer, and nurse. Sanger popularized
the term "birth control", opened the first birth control clinic in
the United States, and established organizations that evolved
into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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ED DANAHUE

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Hungary gave permission to thousands of East German refugees
and visitors to immigrate to West Germany on this day in 1989.

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On this day in 1935.

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Huey Pierce Long Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935)

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On this day in 1846, Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.

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On this day in 1955, the TV series "Gunsmoke" premiered on CBS.

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José Feliciano (
José Montserrate Feliciano García) is 72 years old
today.

Puerto Rican born singer and songwriter José Feliciano is 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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TIM MAGUIRE

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President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded on this
day in 1901 (he died eight days later) by Leon Czolgosz (below). The
American anarchist was executed the following October.

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Spencer)  
(July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997)
 

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The concept of a self-service grocery store was developed by
Clarence Saunders and his Piggly Wiggly stores. His first store
(above) opened on this day in 1916.

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Clarence Saunders
(August 9, 1881 – September 23, 1953)

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George Roger Waters is 74 years old today.

Roger Waters was the Bass player, composer, vocalist, and front man of the
English rock band Pink Floyd, the group known for songs like "Shine On
You Crazy Diamond." He was the chairman of the Cambridge Youth
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament at age fifteen. Waters helped
compose the soundtrack to the 1970 documentary The Body.

Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and began a legal dispute with the remaining
members over their use of the band’s name and material. They settled out
of court in 1987, and nearly eighteen years passed before he performed
with them again. As a member of Pink Floyd, Waters was inducted into
the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996 and the UK Music Hall of
Fame
in 2005

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MIKE GRACIA

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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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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1937 American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly
around the world at the equator.

 

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James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881)

Charles J. Guiteau (below) fatally wounded U.S. President James A.
Garfield
in Washington, DC.

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James Garfield depicted on his deathbed.

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