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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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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1979. Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in
Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages). The
militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the
former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were
later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months.

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Iranian students stand guard in front of the entrance of the U.S.
Embassy in Tehran.

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Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 73 years old, was assassinated
by right-wing Israeli Yigal Amir after attending a peace rally on this
day in 1995.

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World leaders watch as the coffin of assassinated Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin is placed on a stand during funeral
services November 6.

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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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On this day in 1948, Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for
the
U.S. presidency. The Chicago Tribune published an early edition
that had the headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN." The Truman
victory surprised many polls and newspapers.

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On this day in 1945, Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane’s
first and only flight and never went into production.

The 300,000 pound H-4 Hercules (aka “Spruce Goose”) kicks up a wake as its eight engines attempt to lift off from Long Beach (California) Harbor on its one and only flight, November 2, 1947—more than two years after the war.
Take-off: Howard Hughes’ H-4, the "Spruce Goose."
 

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Hughes watches engineer Chal Bowen, October 31, 1947, two days before the flight as the radio operator looks on. Thirty-six people
were on board for the test flight.


Flight-deck seats, put in for military observers, seven guests from
the press corps and an additional seven industry representatives.
 

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On this day in 1959, Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant
on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been
given questions and answers in advance.


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Van Doren (at left) faces Herb Stempel (far right) on “Twenty-One,”
in 1956, under the eye of the show’s host, Jack Barry. Some fifty
million people watched the climax of their rivalry.

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Charles Lincoln Van Doren turned 92 in February.



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On this day in 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door
of the Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

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Martin Luther statue in Wittenberg, Germany.

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North Vietnam on this day in 1968. He also announced his intention
not to run for re-election.

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Above — a B-52 bomber drops a load of conventional bombs on
North Vietnam.

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