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President George W. Bush, wearing a flight suit after landing on
the flight deck of the Abraham Lincoln in an S3–Viking aircraft.

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President George W. Bush declares the end of major combat in
Iraq on this day in 2003.

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Francis Gary Powers
(August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977)

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The Empire State Building in New York was dedicated and
opened on this day in 1931. It was 102 stories tall and was
the tallest building in the world at the time.

    

        
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"Citizen Kane," directed and starring Orson Welles, premiered
in New York on this day in 1941.

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Orson Welles arriving at the premiere of “Citizen Kane”.

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MIKE GRACIA

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A discotheque in Berlin was bombed by Libyan terrorists on this
day in 1986.The U.S. attacked Libya with warplanes in retaliation
on April 15.

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur (center) wades ashore during initial
landings at Leyte, Philippine Islands.

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Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964)

 

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr.

(December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

 

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It was on this day in 1984.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers) became the all-time NBA regular
season scoring leader when he broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 31,419
career points.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.) will be 70 on
April 16.

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ESCAPE ARTIST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1874

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Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz/Harry Weiss)
(March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)

Houdini was a magician and escape artist whose most difficult stunt entailed
escaping from handcuffs that took a locksmith five years to build.

In his youth, he took a job as a trapeze artist under the name Ehrich, the
Prince of the Air, and was a successful cross-country runner. Houdini made
several movies, but quit acting when it failed to bring in money. He was also
was an accomplished aviator (below), and aimed to become the first man to
fly a plane in Australia.

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On this day in 1961, the Peace Corps was formally authorized by Congress. President John F. Kennedy (seated) signs legislation
creating the organization.

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Ronald William "Ron" Howard is 63 years old today.

Ron Howard studied film at the University of Southern California,
but dropped out before graduating.

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Francis Gary Powers (17 August 1929 – 1 August 1977).

                                

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1949 Broadway opening on this day.

 

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Arthur Asher Miller (October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005)

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