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On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin
E. Aldrin, Jr. became the first men to walk on the moon.

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A light-skinned man in his late 30s, with blue eyes and brown hair parted to the right. He wears a white space suit, and holds the helmet. The spacesuit has five hose connectors on the front. There is a large U.S. flag on the left shoulder. The helmet's transparent faceplate is tinted gold.                      Aldrin.jpg
Neil Alden Armstrong                                Buzz Aldrin 
                                                                     (Edwin Eugene Aldrin Jr.)

                              Circular insignia: Eagle with wings outstretched holds olive branch on Moon with Earth in background, in blue and gold border.                          

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On this day in 1976, America’s Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful landing on Mars.

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A Viking lander being tested in the Mojave Desert prior to launch.

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On this day in 1944, Nazi Germany’s Adolf Hitler cheats death as a
bomb planted in a briefcase goes off, but fails to kill him. Hitler
(second from left) Shows Mussolini the Destroyed Barracks at
"The Wolfschanze" shortly after the assassination attempt.

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Mountaineer Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
(July 20, 1919 – January 11, 2008) 

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Musician Carlos Santana is 71 years old today.

Guitarist Carlos Santana blended rock with Latin American
music and fronted
Santana. He won the Best Rock Album
and the Album of the Year Grammys for Supernatural, two
of the eight total Grammys he won in 2000.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1964, three civil rights workers disappeared.

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The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became
the ninth state to ratify it on this day in 1788.

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Signatures of John Langdon and Nicholas Gilman on the US
Constitution document. They represented New Hampshire.

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Cyrus Hall McCormick (February 15, 1809 – May 13, 1884)


Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical
reaper for farming on this day in 1843. His invention
allowed farmers to more than double their crop size.

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On this day in 1982, John Hinckley, Jr. (above) was found not guilty
by reason of insanity for the shooting of President Ronald Reagan
and three others during an assassination attempt on March 30, 1981.


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President Reagan (center) is rushed to a waiting vehicle after being
shot in the chest while leaving a union convention at a Washington,
D.C. Hotel.

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Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is 36 years old today.

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The Duke and Duchess of of Cambridge pictured outside the Lindo
Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, after the birth of
their second son.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1972, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot by
Arthur Bremer (below) in Laurel,
MD while campaigning for the
United States presidency. Wallace was paralyzed by the shot.

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On this day in 1948, Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria,
Iraq and Lebanon only hours after declaring its independence. 

    
    
    
   
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Defenders of Kibbutz Nirim in southern Israel after the battle.

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On this day in 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the dissolution
of Standard Oil Company, ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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Standard Oil Refinery No. 1 in Cleveland, Ohio, 1897.

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Lyman Frank Baum, author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," was
born on this day in 1856. He wrote a total of 14 novels in the Oz
series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems,
and at least 42 scripts.

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June Carter Cash (Valerie June Carter)
June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003)

June Carter Cash was a singer, songwriter, actress, dancer,
comedian, and author who was a member of the
Carter
Family
and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash.

June died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 73, from
complications following heart-valve replacement surgery,
surrounded by her family including her husband of 35
years.

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Johnny and June Carter Cash.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Stevland Hardaway Morris (Judkins) is 68 years old today. He was
born in
Saginaw
, MI.

Motown prodigy and multi-instrumentalist who broke the record for Grammy Awards held by a solo artist with twenty-two titles and released over thirty
top ten hits during his career. He signed with Motown Records when he was
eleven years old. Stevie Wonder released the hit song "Fingertips (Pt. 2)"
when he was thirteen.

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On this day in 1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. (below). Two
police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded. 

    
    
    

   
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President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy wave from hospital
windows.

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On this day in 1867, William Seward reached a deal to purchase
Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.

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William Henry Seward
(May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872)

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A Treasury Check in the Amount of $7.2 Million for the Purchase of Alaska.

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It was on this day in 1986.

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James Francis Cagney Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986)

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James Cagney 1942 Best Actor.

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Eric Patrick Clapton is 73 years old today.

Eric Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He
is the only
three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a
solo
artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream. Clapton
has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of
all time and is
ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the "100
Greatest
Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson’s "Top 50 Guitarists of
All Time". He was also named number five in Time magazine’s list of "The 10
Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009


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