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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1927, Charles Lindbergh (below) took off from New
York to cross the Atlantic for Paris aboard his airplane the "Spirit
of St.
Louis." The flight took 33 1/2 hours.


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On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart took off to fly solo across the
Atlantic Ocean. She became the first woman to achieve the feat.


The Lockheed Vega 5B flown by Amelia Earhart as seen on display
at the
National Air and Space Museum.

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A white mob attacked the Freedom Riders in Montgomery, AL
. on
this day in 1961.
The event prompted the federal government to
send U.S. marshals (below).

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In Spain on this day in 1506, explorer Christopher Columbus died in
poverty at age 54. He had been in poor health and bedridden for
some time.

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Gilda Susan Radner (June 28, 1946 – May 20, 1989)

Gilda Radner was a comedian, writer, actress, and one of seven original
cast members
of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. Her
SNL work established her as an iconic figure in the history of American
comedy.
 


Radner was admitted to
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on
May 17, 1989, to undergo a
CT scan. She was given a sedative and went
into a coma during the scan. She did not regain consciousness and died
three days later, from ovarian cancer and complications due to intestinal perforation on May 20, 1989; husband Gene Wilder was at her side.

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Gene Wilder and Gilda Radner, January 30, 1989.

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NEWS EVENTS THAT MADE HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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President George W. Bush announced that U.S. forces had launched
a strike against "targets of military opportunity" in Iraq. The attack,
using cruise missiles and precision-guided bombs, were aimed at
Iraqi leaders thought to be near Baghdad.

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On this day in 1987, Televangelist Jim Bakker, shown with wife
Tammy Faye, resigned from the PTL due to a scandal involving
model Jessica Hahn (below).

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Jim Bakker turned 78 January 2.

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Jessica Hahn will be 59 July 7.

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The state of Nevada legalized gambling on this day in
1931.

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A close-up of Bob Dylan wearing a coat and hat, holding a guitar
Bob Dylan released his self-titled debut studio album on this day
in 1962.
It was produced by Columbia’s legendary talent scout
John H. Hammond, who signed Dylan to the label, the album
features folk standards, plus two original compositions,
"
Talkin’ New York" and "Song to Woody".

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Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) will be 77 on May 24.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc)
  (January 6, 1412 – May 30, 1431) 

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The capture of “The Maid of
Orléans”

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Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated the telegraph for the first time
on this day in 1838.

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         (John T. McCoy’s watercolor depiction of the round-the-world flight.)


The first commercial around-the-world airline flight took place on
this day in 1942. Pan American Airlines was the company that
made history with the feat.

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On this day in 1994, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on 
the right leg by an assailant at Cobo Arena in Detroit,
MI. Four
men were later sentenced to prison for the attack, including
Tonya Harding’s ex-husband.

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Shown from left: Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

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John Birks
"Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993)

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Dizzy Gillespie’s Trumpet.

Dizzy Gillespie's Trumpet

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1941

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TIM MAGUIRE

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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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