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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the
first successful call with the telephone. He spoke the
words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”

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Alexander Graham Bell’s first telephone (above). This is the
actual phone, not a reproduction, and it is kept securely at
the Smithsonian institute in Washington, D.C.        
        

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Thomas Augustus Watson
(January 18, 1854 – December 13, 1934)


Watson was an assistant to
Alexander Graham
Bell
. He is best known because, as the recipient
of the first telephone call from Bell.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The "St. Valentine’s Day Massacre" took place in Chicago, IL on this
day in 1929.
Seven gangsters who were rivals of Al Capone were
killed.

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Gangster Alphonse Gabriel Capone 
(January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947)

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The section of the bullet-riddled wall as it stands today in the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1964, The Beatles made the first of three record-
breaking appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show." 73 million
people watched the show. It was their American TV debut.

   
    

    
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During World War II on this day in 1943, the battle of Guadalcanal
ended with an American victory over Japanese forces.


THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, February 9, 1943. 


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Some 60,000 Allies forces fought on the island between August 1942
and February 1943.

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These Japanese prisoners were among those captured by American
forces on Guadalcanal Island. 

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed
enlarging the U.S. Supreme Court by as many as 15 judges.The controversial plan failed.

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The 1937 U.S. Supreme Court.

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On this day in 1994, white separatist Byron De La Beckwith (left) was convicted
in Jackson, MS, of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers (right).

De La Beckwith was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. He
died while incarcerated seven years later at age 80.
 He had suffered from
heart disease, high blood pressure, and other ailments for some time.

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The above Mississippi home where Medgar Evers was fatally shot
in the back as he was getting out of his car on June 12, 1963.

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    (February 25, 2013)

Medgar Evers was the first assassination of a 
high-ranking public figure in the civil rights
movement.                          

 


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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1943 during World War II, the Soviets announced that
they had broken the Nazi siege of Leningrad, which had began in September of 1941. As many as 200,000 Soviet soldiers were killed between September 1941 and May 1943 in the fighting.

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Antiaircraft guns guarding the sky of Leningrad, in front of St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

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On January 18, 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin puts flowers
on a monument at Nevsky Pyatachok near Kirovsk, marking the 75th
anniversary of the battle that broke the Seige of Leningrad, in St.
Petersburg, Russia.
 

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On this day in 1912, after a two-month ordeal, the expedition of
British explorer Robert Falcon Scott (above) arrives at the South
Pole only to find that Roald Amundsen, the Norwegian explorer,
had preceded them by just over a month. Disappointed, the
exhausted explorers prepared for a long and difficult journey
back to their base camp.

Weather on that return journey was exceptionally bad, two
members perished, and Scott and the other two survivors
were trapped in their tent by a storm only 11 miles from their
base camp. Scott wrote a final entry in his diary in late March
and the frozen bodies of he and his two compatriots were
recovered eight months later.

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This notebook spent 100 years buried in Antarctic ice, left there by explorer Robert Falcon Scott. (Photo: Antarctic Heritage Trust New Zealand)
This notebook spent 100 years buried in Antarctic ice, left there by explorer Robert Falcon Scott.

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