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THE SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF THIS DAY IN 2001

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Khalid Sheikh Mohammed turned 53 in March.

"I was responsible for the 9/11 operation from A to Z," Khalid
Sheikh Mohammed said in a statement read during a Combatant
Status Review Tribunal at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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World War II began on this day in 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

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It happened on this day in 1983.

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Korean Air Lines 747, Flight 007, was shot down over the Sahakin Islands.

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America’s Bobby Fischer (right) beat Russia’s Boris Spassky to
become world chess champion on this day in 1972. The chess
match took place in Reykjavik, Iceland
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Robert James
"Bobby" Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008)

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Young Gloria and her mother.


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Gloria Estefan (Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García) is 60 years
young today.

Latin pop singer Gloria Estefan has sold more than one hundred million records
over the course of her career. She has released many #1 hits, including "Don’t
Wanna Lose You." She once worked with the Miami International Airport Customs Department while in college. She was approached by the CIA for the job because
of her prowess with language. Gloria has won seven Grammy Awards, including
one for Best Tropical Latin Album in 1993 for Mi Tierra.
 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1997.

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Lech Walesa (standing), anti-communist leader of Solidarity in
Poland.

Poland’s Solidarity labor movement was born on this day in 1980 
with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day strike.

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Jack the Ripper’s first victim found dead in London on this day
in 1888.

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Itzhak Perlman in 1964.

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Itzhak Perlman is 72 years old today.

Perlman is an Israeli-American violinist, conductor, and pedagogue. Over
the course of his career, he has performed worldwide, and throughout the
United States, in venues that have included a State Dinner at the White
House
honoring Queen Elizabeth II, and a Presidential Inauguration, and
he has conducted the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Westchester Philharmonic. In 2015, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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Rocky Marciano (Rocco Francis Marchegiano)

(September 1, 1923 – August 31, 1969)

On August 31, 1969, the evening before his 46th birthday,
Marciano was a passenger in a fatal small private plane
crash near an airfield outside Newton, Iowa
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The wreckage of the Cessna 172 lies under a large oak tree. Rocky
Marciano along with the pilot and another passenger died in the
crash.

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Sir George Ivan Morrison is 72 years old today.

Known as "Van the Man", singer/songwriter Van  Morrison
1950s, Much of his music is structured around soul music
and R&B, such as the popular single "Brown Eyed Girl”.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The 19th amendment to the
U.S. Constitution went into effect on
this day in 1920. The amendment prohibited discrimination on the
basis of sex in the voting booth.

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The cause of the Space Shuttle disaster was announced on this day
in 2003.

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It was on this day in 1974.

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh
(February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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On this day in 1944, Paris, France, was liberated by Allied forces
ending four years of German occupation.

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Captain Matthew Webb (above) swam from Dover, England, to
Calais, France making him the first person to swim the English
Channel on this day in 1875. The feat took about 22 hours.

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Engraving depicting the completion of the ‘First Swim Across The English Channel”.

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Captain Matthew Webb (1848 – 1883)  

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It was on this day in 1985.

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Kinsey died on this in 1956 at the age of 62. The cause of death was reported to be a heart ailment and pneumonia.

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Sean Connery as agent Bond, James Bond.

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Sir Thomas Sean Connery is 87 years old today.

Iconic Scottish actor Sean Connery starred as secret agent 007
James Bond in seven films from 1962 to 1983, including Dr. No,
From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. He earned an Academy
Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1987 gangster
film The Untouchables and also played prominent roles in the
films The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Rock (1996), and
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
 

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Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick MacManus) is 63 years old today.

Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello has contributed to the proto-new wave and
punk movements with such songs as "Pump it Up" and "Allison." He released
his debut album My Aim is True in 1976. His group Elvis Costello and the
Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

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Leonard Bernstein  (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)

Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer,
and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to
receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was
"one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American
history."      

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Bruce Springsteen‘s album "Born to Run" was released on this day 
in 1975.

Born to Run is the third studio album by singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. The
album was a commercial success, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200
and eventually selling six million copies in the U.S. It has since been considered
y critics to be one of the greatest albums in popular music.

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