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TIM MAGUIRE

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President Abraham Lincoln
delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield
in
Pennsylvania on this day in 1863.

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Only true known photo of Lincoln delivering Gettysburg address in
1863. Lincoln is center (red arrow).
(National Archives and Records Administration)

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On this day in 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat(center)became
the first Arab leader to set foot in Israel on an official visit. Israeli
Prime Minister Menachem Begin (left).

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Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the
unpopular Edsel on this day in 1959.

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Thomas Francis
"Tommy" Dorsey Jr. 
(November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956)

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Disc Jockey Dorsey.

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Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is 55 years young today.

Jodie Foster gained fame for her role as a teenage prostitute in the 1976
Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver. She won Academy Awards for Best
Actress for her performances in The Accused (1988) and Silence of the
Lambs (1991) and also had starring roles in Contact (1997), Anna and
the King (1999), and Panic Room (2002).

What's up here? Foster, then three, picking her nose in a scene from the Doris Day Show

Foster, then three, in a scene from the Doris Day Show.

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2007

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1973, President Nixon
told an Associated Press
managing editors meeting in Orlando,
FL
, "people have got to
know whether or not their
president is a crook. Well, I’m not a
crook."


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On this day in 1558, Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon
the death of Queen Mary Tudor.

   
    
    
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The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the
Red seas on this day in 1869.

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The Suez Canal today.

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The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in
the partially completed Capitol building on this day in 1800.

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THE THINKER

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French Sculptor Auguste Rodin
(François Auguste René Rodin)
(November 12, 1840 – November 17, 1917)


THE KISS

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Martin Charles Scorsese is 75 years old today.

Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s films frequently feature gangsters
and focus on the world of crime. His iconic films include Taxi Driver (1976)
Raging Bull (1980) and Goodfellas (1990). In 2006, he won his first Academy
Award for Best Director for his film The Departed after previously being
nominated five times.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Harry S. Truman holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with the incorrect headline

Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for the U.S. presidency on this
day in 1948. The Chicago Tribune published an early edition that had the
headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN (above)." The Truman victory had 
surprised many polls and newspapers.

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President Truman (right) on his campaign train whistle-stop.

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On this day in 1963, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was
assassinated in a military coup.

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Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in
California on this day in 1947. It was the plane’s first and only
flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of
the spruce used to build it, never went into production.

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The H-4 today is in McMinnville, Oregon, at the
Evergreen Air and
Space Museum
, about an hour outside of Portland.

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On this day in 1959, Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant
on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been
given questions and answers in advance.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The United Nations (UN) was formally established on this day in 1945. less
than a month after the end of World War II. The Charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a
majority of other signatories.

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower (left) vowed to end the Korean War
on this day in 1952.

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       D .C . Sniper Suspects Arrested on this day in 2002.

    
    
   

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In London on this day in 2003,  the last commercial supersonic
Concorde flight landed.


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The Crew marks Concorde’s final supersonic trip.

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On this day in 2005.

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
(February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)


Rosa Parks was an
activist in the Civil Rights Movement,
whom the
United States Congress called "the first lady
of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

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Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Soviet Union launched Sputnik I into orbit around the Earth on
this day in 1957. Sputnik was the first manmade satellite to enter
space. Sputnik I fell out of orbit on January 4, 1958.

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On this day in 1993, dozens of Somalis dragged an American soldier through
the streets of Mogadishu. A videotape showed Michael Durant being taken
prisoner by Somali militants.

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Joseph Frank "Buster" Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966)

Buster Keaton was an American actor, comedian, film director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer who  was best known for his silent films,
in which his trademark was
physical comedy with a consistently stoic,
deadpan
expression, earning him the nickname "The Great Stone Face."

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On this day in 1970.

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Janis Lyn Joplin  (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970)

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