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Boris Yeltsin (right) with Mikhail Gorbachev after the failure of the
August 21, 1991 coup.

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Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev returns to Moscow from the
Crimea on August 22, 1991 after a hardline coup failed.

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It was on this day in 1940.

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Nat Turner, a former slave, led a violent insurrection in Virginia on
this day in 1831. He was later executed.

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Hawaii became the 50th state on this day in 1959. President Dwight
D. Eisenhower
(second from left) also issued the order for the 50
star flag.

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After signing Executive Order adding 50th star to US flag, for Hawaii, President Eisenhower (third from left) holds up the new flag.

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Kenneth Ray Rogers is 80 years old today. He was born in Houston,
TX.


Country icon Kenny Rogers has sold more than 100 million albums over
the course of his career. His 1970s albums The Gambler and Kenny went
5x platinum and 3x platinum, respectively. In 2013, he was inducted into
the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1971, United States President Nixon announced he
would visit the People’s Republic of China to seek a "normalization
of relations."

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President Nixon (left) shakes hands with Premier Chou En-lai of the People’s Republic of China.

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Fashion Designer Gianni Versace was slain on this day in 1997.       

    
    
    
   
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The suspect in the murder of Versace.

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Blood on the steps of Gianni Versace’s Ocean Drive mansion in
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In Seattle, WA, on this day in 1916, Pacific Aero Products was
incorporated by William Boeing. The aviation giant was later 
renamed Boeing Co.         

        
    
    
    
   
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Famous Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn was born on this
day in 1606.

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MIKE GRACIA

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It was on this day in 2005.
    
    
    
    
   
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It was on this day in 1865.


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

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Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began on this day in 1987 with testimony from Oliver North.

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Oliver Laurence North will be 75 in October.

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On this day in 1981, United States President 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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President Ronald W. Reagan talks with Supreme Court nominee
Sandra Day O’Conner at the White House on July 15, 1981.

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Former Beatle drummer Ringo Starr (Sir Richard Starkey) is 78 today.
 
 

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1776, Richard Henry Lee’s resolution to break away
from Britain was adopted by the Continental Congress.

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On this day in 1964, U.S. President Johnson signed the "Civil Rights
Act of 1964" into law. The act made it illegal in the
United states to discriminate against others because of their race.

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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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On this day in 1881, Charles J. Guiteau (below) fatally wounded U.S. 
President James A. Garfield in Washington, DC.

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It was on this day in 1961.

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James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997)

Stewart was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning
one in competition for The Philadelphia Story (1940), and
received an
Academy Lifetime Achievement award in 1985.

In 1999, Stewart was named the third-greatest male screen
legend
of the Golden Age of Hollywood by the American
Film Institute
. The Institute has also named five of his
films to its list of the 100 best American films ever made.
 

Jimmy Stewart also had a noted military career as a
World War II and Vietnam War veteran and pilot. He 
died from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 89 at
his home in Beverly Hills, California.
 

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Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window, 1954.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The assassination on this day in 1914 sparked World War-ll.

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On this day in 2000, six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba
from the U.S. with his father. The child had been the center of an international custody dispute.

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Federal agents seized Elián González, held in a closet by Donato Dalrymple, in Miami in April 2000. Dalrymple rescued the boy
from the ocean after his mother drowned when they tried to
escape Cuba.

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On this day in 1997, boxer Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting
part of Evander Holyfield’s ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas,
NV
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Referee Mills Lane checks the ear of WBA heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield after it was bitten by Mike Tyson.

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Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979)

Richard Rodgers was an American composer, with over 900 songs and
43
Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant
composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his
songwriting partnerships with the
lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar
Hammerstein II
. His compositions have had a significant impact on
popular music.

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Richard Rodgers (left) and Oscar Hammerstein ll.

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Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) is 92 years old today.


Mel Brooks was the director of the classic satirical comedies
Blazing
Saddles
(1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), Spaceballs (1987), High
Anxiety
(1977),
The Producers (1967) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights
(1993).
Brooks belongs to an exclusive club of entertainers as the
recipient of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

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Mel Brooks in Spaceballs.

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