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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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The Mount Vesuvius eruption killed approximately 20,000 people
and much of the area was buried in volcanic ash. 

 

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It happened on this day in 1814.

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On this day in 2006.

The planet Pluto was reclassified as a "dwarf planet" by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Pluto’s status was changed due to the IAU’s
new rules for an object qualifying as a planet. Pluto met two of the three
rules because it orbits the sun and is large enough to assume a nearly
round shape. However, since Pluto has an oblong orbit and overlaps the
orbit of Neptune it disqualified Pluto as a planet.
 

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Amelia Earhart with her Lockheed Vega after her record-setting solo nonstop flight across North America, 25 August 1932. (Encyclopedia Britannica)

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly
across the
U.S. non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark,
NJ, took about 19 hours in her Lockheed Vega (above).

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 5B Vega, NR7952, at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum. (NASM)

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 5B Vega, NR7952, on display at
the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum.

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On this day in 1989, Pete Rose, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds,
was banned from baseball for life after being accused of gambling
on baseball.

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Former Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose at the start of a
news conference at Riverfront Stadium after being given his 
lifetime
suspension from baseball.

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SANDY KOZELL

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Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight on this day in 1933. He
had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.


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Wiley Hardeman Post (November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935)

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It was on this day in 1934 when the Depression-era gangster was
killed by federal agents.

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John Herbert Dillinger
(June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934)

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In northern Iraq on this day in 2003, Saddam Hussein’s sons
Odai and Qusai died after a gunfight with U.S. forces.

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The September 11 commission’s final report was released on this day
in 2004. The 575-page report concluded that hijackers exploited “deep institutional failings within our government.” The report was released
to White House officials the day before.

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The idea for this toy was born on this day in 1957.

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Walter Frederick “Fred” Morrison
(January 16, 1920 – February 9, 2010)


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NEW CLUE IN THE SEARCH FOR AMELIA?

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Amelia Earhart and her navigator Fred Noonan.

(National Geographic) – Four bone-sniffing dogs that were brought to the remote
Pacific island of Nikumaroro to search for traces of Amelia Earhart have identified
a spot where the pioneering aviator may have died 80 years ago.

The dogs, four border collies named Marcy, Piper, Kayle, and Berkeley , arrived
on the island on June 30 as part of an expedition sponsored by The International
Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) and the National Geographic
Society.

Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared on July 2, 1937, on their
way to Howland Island — 350 nautical miles northeast of Nikumaroro along the
line of position that Earhart outlined in her last confirmed radio transmission.

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Earhart stands in front of the Lockheed Electra she was flying
when she vanished in 1937.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great
Britain. The conflict began over trade restrictions.

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Depiction of the Tennessee Militia in the War of 1812.

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Amelia Flies Atlantic in 15 Hrs
Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic
Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales on
this day in 1928. She received the U.S. distinguished flying cross
for the record.

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Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard
the space shuttle Challenger on this day in 1983.

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Sir James Paul McCartney is 75 years old today.

After his time with The Beatles Paul McCartney formed the band Wings and
embarked upon a solo career. He has earned 21 Grammy Awards across his
career.

He met George Harrison on his school bus as a child and he joined John
Lennon
‘s skiffle group The Quarrymen when he was fifteen. After Harrison
joined the band as well, they changed their name to The Beatles.

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