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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1948, U.S. President Truman signed executive orders
that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

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Fidel Castro began his revolt against Fulgencio Batista with an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba on
this day in 1953. Castro eventually ousted Batista six years later.

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Former Cuban political leader and communist revolutionary, Fidel
Castro (center).

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It was on this day in 1952.

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Eva María Duarte de Perón (May 7, 1919 – July 26, 1952)

Eva Perón was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and
First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death from cancer in 1952. She
was 33.


Evita and Juan Perón in 1947.

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George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856 – November 2, 1950) 

Shaw was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political
activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics
extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote
more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man
and Superman
(1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan
(1923
).

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Sir Michael Philip Jagger is 75 today.

Mick Jagger is one of the most influential figures in the history of rock
and roll as frontman of the
Rolling Stones, he was inducted into the Rock
and Roll Hall
of Fame with the Stones in 1989. He met future Rolling
Stones guitarist
Keith Richards in primary school.

Rolling Stones performing on stage in Milwaukee,Wisconsin. From left: Charlie Watts on brown drum set, Ronie Wood wearing a purple jacket with black jeans playing a silver coloured guitar, Mick Jagger wearing black shirt and pants playing an orange/yellow guitar, Keith Richards with a green vest and black clothing playing an orange/yellow guitar (similar to Jagger's)
Mick Jagger with The Rolling Stones.

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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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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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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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