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Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships on this
day in 1492. The voyage led him to what is now known as the
Americas. He reached the Bahamas on October 12.

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Illustration depicting Christopher Columbus’s fleet
departing from Spain.

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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On the day in 1914, Germany declared war on France. The next
day World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany.

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It was on this day in 1948.

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Whittaker Chambers holds a newspaper with the Hiss verdict.

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded on this
day in 1949. The league was formed by the merger between the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball
League.

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Leo Ferris (second from left) and representatives of the NBL and
BAA shake hands.

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Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is 91 years old today.

Singer Tony Bennett is known for his renditions of show tunes, jazz, and popular
songs like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Rags to Riches." He dropped
out of school to work as a copy boy in order to help support his family. Bennett
was a painting and music student at New York’s School of Industrial Art.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Chinese army troops storm Tiananmen Square, this day in 1989.

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The Battle of Midway began on this day in 1942. It was the first
major victory for America over Japan during World War II.

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On this day in 1896, Henry Ford made a successful test drive of
his new car called the “Horseless Carriage” in Detroit, MI.
  

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It was on this day in 1783.

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Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier: inventors of the
first hot air balloons.

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Bruce Springsteen released his "Born in the U.S.A." album on this
day in 1984.

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (“The Boss”)
will turn 68 on September 23.

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ROSS SIMPSON

 

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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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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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