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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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In Beijing on this day in 1989, Chinese troops stormed Tiananmen
Square to crush the pro-democracy movement. It is believed that hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators were killed.

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The Battle of Midway began on t his day in 1942. It was the first major victory for America over Japan during World War II. The battle ended
on June 6 and ended Japanese expansion in the Pacific.

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An artist’s impression of the Battle of Midway.

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On this day in 1896, Henry Ford made a successful test drive of his
new car in Detroit,
MI. He called the vehicle a "Quadricycle."

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On this day in 1783, a hot-air balloon was demonstrated by Joseph
and Jacques Montgolfier. It reached a height of 1,500 feet.

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                                                                                    Jacques Montgolfier.

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Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by rock singer-songwriter
Bruce Springsteen. It was released by Columbia Records on this day in
1984.The album’s music was written by Springsteen and recorded with
his
E Street Band and producers Chuck Plotkin and Jon Landau at The
Power Station
and The Hit Factory in New York City.

When Born in the U.S.A. was first released, it was met with positive
reviews and massive commercial success. It produced seven top-10
hit singles and was promoted with a worldwide concert tour by
Springsteen. Born in the U.S.A.became his most commercially
successful album and one of
the highest-selling records ever,
having sold 30 million copies by 2012. It has also been cited by
critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. The album
received a nomination for
Album of the Year at the 1985
Grammy Awards
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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen will be 69 September 23.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Martin Luther King Jr. led a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, AL. on this day in 1965.

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King delivering a speech on the steps of the State Capitol.

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In New York City on this day in 1911, 146 women were killed in fire
at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. The owners
of the company were indicted on manslaughter charges because
some of the employees had been behind locked doors in the
factory. The owners were later acquitted and in 1914 they were
ordered to pay damages to each of the twenty-three families that
had sued.

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On this day in 1997, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush’s 85th
birthday was celebrated by a skydiving adventure at 9500 feet over 
Yuma, Arizona.

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Aretha Franklin in April 2016.

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Singer Aretha Louise Franklin is 76 years young today.

In 2017, Franklin canceled a series of concerts due to health reasons. During
an outdoors Detroit show, Franklin told the audience to "keep me in your
prayers". In July 2017, Franklin reemerged, appearing to lose more weight
before a performance at
the Wolf Trap in Virginia.

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Sir Elton Hercules John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) is 71 today.

Rock and roll legend Elton John has sold over 250 million albums in a
career that’s spanned over 50 years. He is best known for such hit songs
as "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie and the Jets" and "Candle in
the Wind." He began playing the piano at age three and won a junior
scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.

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BRIAN THOMAS

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During World War II on this day in 1945, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet
leader Josef Stalin began a conference at Yalta to outline plans
for Germany’s defeat.

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On this day in 1997, a civil jury in California found O.J. Simpson liable 
in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Goldman’s parents were awarded $8.5 million in compensatory
damages.

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Ron Goldman’s father Fred, sister Kim, and stepmother Patty are pictured during OJ’s trial.

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Patricia (Patty) Hearst was kidnapped in Berkeley, CA, by the Symbionese Liberation Army on this day in 1974.

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Patty Hearst (right) and Donald DeFreeze rob a San Francisco bank
on April 15, 1974.

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On December 11, 2003, the Massachusetts Senate put forward legislative
language creating
civil unions for same-sex couples to the SJC, asking if
it satisfied the court’s requirements. On February 4, 2004, the court replied
that it was unacceptable to allow different-sex couples marriages but same-
sex couples only civil unions, that the distinction between marriage and civil
unions constituted unconstitutional discrimination, even if the rights and obligations attached to each were identical. It called the difference between
the terms marriage and civil union "a considered choice of language that
reflects a demonstrable assigning of same-sex, largely homosexual, couples
to second-class status."

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On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage.

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A 7.4 earthquake in Guatemala and Honduras on this day in 1976 
killed more than 22,000 people.

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

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The Congressional Gold Medal presented August 15, 1930, to Charles Lindbergh by President Herbert Hoover.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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During the French Revolution on this day in 1793, King Louis XVI
was executed on the guillotine. He had been condemned for
treason.

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Soviet leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died on this day in 1924. Joseph
Stalin began a purge of his rivals for the leadership of the Soviet
Union.

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        On this day in 1950.

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President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft
evaders on this day on 1977.

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The French Concorde SST aircraft began regular commercial service
for Air France and British Airways on this day in 1976.

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On this day in 1942, Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded "One O’Clock Jump."

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William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984)

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FLIGHT 173 DOWN ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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A McDonnell Douglas DC-8 similar to the aircraft that crashed.

United Airlines Flight 173 was a flight from John F. Kennedy International
Airport
in New York City, New York to Portland International Airport in
Portland, Oregon, with a scheduled stop in Denver, Colorado. While the
aircraft was approaching Portland it ran out of fuel and crashed in a
suburban
Portland neighborhood near NE 158th Avenue and East
Burnside Street.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) determined the following probable cause: “The failure of the captain (Malburn McBroom) to monitor
properly the aircraft’s fuel state and the crewmember’s advisories regarding
the fuel state. This resulted in fuel exhaustion to all engines. The pilots
inattention resulted from preoccupation with a landing gear malfunction 
and the preparations for a possible landing emergency”.   

 

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McBroom died on October 9, 2004 at
age 77.

The Oregonian front page, 29 December 1978

 
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The crash site as it looks today.

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