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MIKE GRACIA

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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978)

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Japanese Chief Government Spokesman Koichi Kato issues an
official apology concerning World War ll sex slaves.

On this day in 1992, Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean
women to serve as sex slaves or “comfort girls”, as they were called, for the 
Japanese soldiers during World War II. He said, "We cannot deny that the
former Japanese army played a role" in abducting and detaining the "comfort
girls," and "We would like to express our apologies and contrition".


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L. Douglas Wilder of
Virginia, the nation’s first elected black
governor, took the oath of office in Richmond on this day in 
1990.


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Lawrence Douglas Wilder will turn 87 on January 17.

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Emile Zola’s "J’accuse" was published in Paris on this day in 1898.

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Stephen Collins Foster
  (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864)

Foster is known as "the father of American music", was an American
songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster
wrote over 200 songs; among his best-known are "Oh! Susanna",
"Camptown Races", "My Old Kentucky Home", and "Beautiful
Dreamer
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SANDY KOZEL

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The
U.S. Congress on this day in 1991, passed a resolution
authorizing President Bush (below) to use military power to
force Iraq out of Kuwait.

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During World War II on this day in 1945, Soviet forces began a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.

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Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the
U.S.
Senate on this day in 1932.

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Agatha Christie (Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller)
(September 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976) 

Christie was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels 
and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around 
around her fictional detectives
Hercule Poirot
and Miss Marple.

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The sitcom "All In the Family" debuted on CBS-TV on this day in 1971. It ran
for nine seasons till April 1979. The following September, it was replaced by

“Archie Bunker’s Place
”, which picked up where “All in the Family” had
ended and ran for four more seasons.

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Archie and Edith Bunker ( Carroll O’Connor – Jean Stapleton)

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SANDY KOZEL

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"Common Sense" by Thomas Paine was published on this day in
1776.
 

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On this day in 1863, Prime Minister Gladstone (below) opened the
first section of the London Underground Railway system, from
Paddington to Farringdon Street.      

    
   

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William Ewart Gladstone
December 29, 1809 – May 19, 1898)

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The Beatles first album released in the United States hit store
shelves on this day in 1964.

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The Beatles posed for a portrait in front of an American Flag
in 1964 in New York City.

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Sir Roderick David Stewart  is 73 years old today.

Singer Rod Stewart has released over 60 hit singles and, in 2008, was
named the 17th most successful artist on the The Billboard Hot 100
Top All-Time
Artists. He once worked as a newspaper delivery boy
and a gravedigger.


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Sir Rod Stewart at Buckingham Palace in London, after he
received his knighthood in 2016.

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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke on this day in
2006 and lapsed into a coma which lasted eight years and ended
in his death at age 85.   
        
        
       
        
        
       
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon after reading statement to the press during the closing moments of the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan Jun 4, 2003. White House photo by Paul Morse

From left: Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, President
George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during
the closing moments of the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan
Jun 4, 2003.

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Louis Braille ( January 4, 1809 – January 6, 1852)


Braille was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and
writing for use by the
blind. His system remains virtually unchanged to
this day, and is known worldwide simply as
braille. He had been blind
in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident.

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Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura, with wife Terry, was
sworn in as
Minnesota’s
38th governor (1999 to 2003) on this day
in 1999.

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Jesse Ventura (James George Janos) turned 66 July 15.

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       Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

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It was on this day in 1965.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1777, The Battle of Princeton, New Jersey took place
in the War of Independence, in which George Washington defeated
the British forces, led by Cornwallis
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Ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrendered to
U.S.
forces on this day in 1990, 10 days after taking refuge in the
Vatican’s diplomatic mission.

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Jack Ruby died in a Dallas,
TX, hospital on this day in 1967.    
    
    

    

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973)
 

Tolkien was ranked by The Times, a London newspaper, as one of the 50
greatest English authors since 1945 and he is widely considered to be the
father of the modern fantasy genre.

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