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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Winston Churchill rallies Britain during World War 2 with his famous "finest hour" speech on this day in 1940.

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On this day in 1815, at the Battle of Waterloo Napoleon was defeated
by an international army under the Duke of Wellington. Napoleon abdicated on June 22.

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The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great Britain
on this day in 1812. The conflict began over trade restrictions and
numerous other disputes between the two countries.

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James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831)

During the War of 1812, Monroe served in critical
roles as
Secretary of State and the Secretary of
War
under President James Madison (below).

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James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836)

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On this day in 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly
across the Atlantic Ocean when she flew from Newfoundland to
Wales.

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Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger on this day in 1983.

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Sally Kristen Ride
(May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012)

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Sir James Paul McCartney is 76 years old today.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist of The Beatles, Paul McCartney 
wrote such hit songs for the band as "Penny Lane," "Blackbird"
and "Eleanor Rigby." After his time with The Beatles he formed
the band Wings and embarked upon a solo career. He has earned
21 Grammy Awards across his career.
 

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The cover of Abbey Road has no printed words. It is a photo of the Beatles, in side view, crossing the street in single file.
Abbey Road studio album by The Beatles, 1969.

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FORMER ASTRONAUT HAS DIED AT 86

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Alan LaVern Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018)

Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the moon, and
later worked to express the wonders of visiting another world through
art, died today (Saturday). 

His family said Bean’s death at Houston Methodist Hospital followed his
suddenly falling ill while traveling in Fort Wayne, Ind., two weeks ago.
(Fox News)

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SANDY KOZEL

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Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) 


German-born
theoretical physicist Albert Einstein 
developed the
theory of relativity, one of the two
pillars of
modern physics and is also known for its
influence on the
philosophy of science. He received
the 1921
Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to
theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery
of the law of the
photoelectric effect".

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Quincy Delight Jones Jr. is 85 years old today.

Quincy Jones is an Influential record producer, arranger, and
musician of many film scores, classic albums, and hit songs. He
is perhaps best known for producing multiple albums by the great
Michael Jackson, including 1982’s Thriller and 1987’s Bad. He was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. 

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Michael Jackson (left) with “Q” (Quincy Jones).

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Sir Michael Caine (Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr.)
is 85 years old today.

Across his fifty-year career,Michael Caine has had roles in The
Cider House Rules
(1999), and The Italian Job (1969). He also

played Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth in The Dark
Knight Trilogy (2005 – 2012). He served in the Korean War for
the British Army and was knighted in 2000.

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Michael Caine as Alfred in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012).

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Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin on this day in
1794.

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On this day in 1995, American astronaut Norman Thagard (above)
became the first American to enter space aboard a Russian rocket.

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Norman Earl Thagard will turn 75 July 3. He retired in 1996.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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John Glenn made space history on this day in 1962 when he orbited
the world three times in 4 hours, 55 minutes. He became the first American to orbit the Earth. He was aboard the Friendship 7
Mercury
capsule. Glenn witnessed the
Devil’s Cigarette Lighter
while in flight.

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In West Warwick, RI on this day in 2003, 100 people were killed
and more than 230 were injured when fire destroyed the nightclub,
The Station. The fire started with sparks from a pyrotechnic display
being used by Jack Russel’s Great White. Ty Longley, guitarist for 
the band, was one of the victims in the fire.


    
    
    
   

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American Tara Lipinski, at age 15, became the youngest gold
medalist in winter Olympics history when she won the ladies’
figure skating title at Nagano, Japan on this day in 1998.
 

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Tara Kristen Lipinski will be 36 on June 10.

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Actor Sidney Poitier is 91 years old today.

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FORMER ASTRONAUT IS 88 TODAY

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Buzz Aldrin (Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.) was born in Glen Ridge,
New Jersey
.

As the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, he was one of the first two
humans to
land on the Moon, and the second person to walk on 
it
. He set foot on the Moon, on July 21, 1969,  following mission
commander
Neil Armstrong.

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