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America’s Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street stock
market on this day in 1929.

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On this day in 2004, Osama bin Laden (above) addressed the people of the
United States on Al-Jazeera television, excepting responsibility for the
September 11 attacks. Al-Jazeera did not say how it had obtained the tape.

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Israel invaded Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal Crisis on this
day in 1956.

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Leon Czolgosz (above) the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, was
electrocuted on this day in 1901.

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A rendering of President William McKinley (white shirt) being shot by 
anarchist Leon Czolgosz during the Pan-American Exposition in
Buffalo, New York on September 21, 1901.

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On this day in 1998, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn
on board. Glenn was 77 years old. In 1962 he became the first American to
orbit the Earth.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Confederates defeated Union forces at the second Battle of Bull 
Run in Manassas,
VA. on this day in 1862.

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Thurgood Marshall was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Supreme Court justice on this day in 1967.

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Guion Bluford, first African American in space

The space shuttle Challenger blasted off with Guion S. Bluford Jr.
aboard on this day in 1983. He was the first black American to
travel in space.

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Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr. will be 75 on November 22.

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Ty Cobb made his major league batting debut with the Detroit
Tigers on this day in 1905.

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On CBS-TV "The Late Show with David Letterman" premiered
on this day in 1993.

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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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