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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1996.

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On this day in 1918.

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Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California on this day in 1955.

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Walt Disney (far right) delivering his opening day speech.

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Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled to
Miami, Florida in exile on this day in 1979.

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On this day in 1975, an Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz
spacecraft in orbit. It was the first link up between the U.S. and
Soviet Union.

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Tyrus Raymond Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961)

 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Astronaut Ed White: First American Spacewalker on this day in
1965.

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Edward Higgins "Ed" White II
(November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967)

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It was on this day in 1989.

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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor after their wedding
at the Chateau de Cande near Tours, France, on this
day in 1937. 

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Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) Writer and poet

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made
a short suborbital flight on this day in 1961.

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On the  day in 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte on his deathbed.

The cause of his death has been debated. Napoleon’s physician, François
Carlo
Antommarchi
, led the autopsy, which found the cause of death to be
stomach cancer. He was 51.

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The member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army died while on
a hunger strike during imprisonment at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh).

He was the leader of the strike in which prisoners protested against
the removal of Special Category Status.

 

 

 

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Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "Fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. The
date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army‘s victory over French
forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General
Ignacio Zaragoza.

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DAVID MELENDY

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It was on this day in 1961.

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On this day in 1970.

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On April 17, 1790, American statesman, printer,
scientist, and writer Benjamin Franklin dies in
Philadelphia at age 84.

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Join, or Die was the first political cartoon published
in America by Benjamin Franklin in The Pennsylvania
Gazette.

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The Mustang convertible Serial #1 introduced on this day in 1964.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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MacArthur vs. Truman: The Showdown That Changed America
on this day in 1951.

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It was on this day in 1814.

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             Napoleon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821) 

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Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda as
rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces
seized control on this day in 1979.

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On this day in 1970, Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission
to the moon that was disrupted when an explosion
crippled the spacecraft. The astronauts did return
safely.

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The Apollo 13 lunar landing mission crew: Commander James A.
Lovell Jr. (from left), Command Module pilot John L. Swigert Jr.
and Lunar Module pilot Fred W. Haise Jr.                                  (NASA)

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The liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Buchenwald was
on this day in 1945.

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