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BOOK MADE ITS DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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Author A.A. Milne is most famous for his Winnie The Pooh book about a boy
named
Christopher Robin after his son, Christopher Robin Milne, and various characters inspired by his son’s stuffed animals, most notably the bear named Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Alan Alexander Milne with his son Christopher Robin Milne and his
stuffed animal named Winnie-the-Pooh.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The Great Chicago Fire was a large destructive fire that burned from Sunday, October 8, to early Tuesday, October 10, 1871. It killed up to 300 people,
destroyed roughly 3.3 square miles of
Chicago, Illinois, and left more than
100,000 residents homeless
. The fire started at about 9:00 p.m. on October 8,
in or around a small barn belonging to the O’Leary family.
The shed next to
the barn was the first building to be consumed by the fire, but city officials
never determined the exact cause of the blaze. There has, however, been
much speculation over the years.

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In Poland on this day in 1982, all labor organizations were banned
including Solidarity.
 
        
       

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On this day in 1970, Soviet author Alexander Solzhenitsyn won the
Nobel Prize for literature.

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The Novels of Alexander Solzhenitsyn:
4-book Set (Cancer Ward, August 1914,
the
First Circle, One Day in the Life of
Ivan
Denisovitch.

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Donald James Larsen (New York Yankees) pitched the first
perfect game in the history of the World Series on this day
in 1956.

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Donald James Larsen turned 88 on August 7.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon
and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago,
IL on this day in 1960.

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On this day in 1980, the Cuban government abruptly closed Mariel Harbor to
end the freedom flotilla of Cuban refugees that began the previous April.

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On this day in 1957, the musical "West Side Story" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.
 

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George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937)

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin’s compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most
popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are
the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American
in Paris
(1928) as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).

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Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965)
 

T.S. Eliot was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social
critic, and "one of the twentieth century’s major poets".
  Eliot attracted
widespread attention for his poem "
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
(1915), which was seen as a masterpiece of the
Modernist movement.

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On this day in 1957, 300 U.S. Army troops stood guard as nine black students
were escorted to class at Central High School in Little Rock,
AR. The children
had been forced to withdraw 2 days earlier because of unruly white mobs.

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On this day in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in 
Pueblo,
CO. The speaking tour was in support of the Treaty of Versailles.

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On this day in 1897.

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William Cuthbert Faulkner
(September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962)

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Michael Kirk Douglas is 73 today.

Michael Douglas won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role
in the 1987 film Wall Street. He reprised his role in the 2010 sequel
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. His other notable film credits
include The China Syndrome (1979) Basic Instinct (1992) and Falling
Down (1993). He is the son of legendary actor
Kirk Douglas.

A poster depicting an older man standing on a concrete platform, wearing a business outfit, holding a briefcase and a shotgun. Above in black letters it reads: "Michael Douglas". Below in large white letters over a red background it reads: "Falling Down". Beneath that with the film credits, it reads in small white letters: "A Joel Schumacher Film". In the background are skyscrapers and a smog filled sky.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Patty Hearst got prison time on this day in 1976.

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Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on this day in 1896.


His other novels include This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned,
and Tender Is the Night. He was so intelligent as a child that he was given
permission to attend only a half-day of
school, and he could decide which
half.

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Mike Wallace (left) and Harry Reasoner.

The television series "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS
on this day in 1968.

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On this day in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets
Field.

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Jane and Jim Henson.

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Jim Henson and friends.

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James Maury "Jim" Henson
(September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990)

Jim Henson was the beloved puppeteer and creator of 
The Muppets, Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock. He
created the iconic puppets Kermit the Frog, Oscar the
Grouch, and Bert and Ernie. He was honored on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame as both himself and Kermit
the Frog.

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