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The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Cleveland on this day in 1886. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152
feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."

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William Henry Gates III is 63 years old today.

Business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and
principal founder of
Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft,
Gates held the positions of
chairman, CEO and chief software architect,
while also being the largest individual
shareholder until May 2014. He
stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and assumed
a new post as technology adviser to support the newly appointed CEO
Satya Nadella.

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Julia Fiona Roberts is 51 years young today.

Julia Roberts gained fame after starring in Pretty Woman 1990 and went
on to win an Oscar for her leading role in
Erin Brockovich in 2000.

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The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent on this day in 1787. The series of 85 essays, written
by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay, were
published under the pen name "Publius."

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On this day in 1978, Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (left)
and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (Right) were both named
winners of the Nobel Peace Prize for their progress toward
achieving a Middle East accord. 
  

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(Left to right) Egyptian Pres. Anwar Sadat, U.S. Pres. Jimmy Carter,
and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin signing the Camp David Accords in the White House, Washington, D.C., September 17, 1978.

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It was on this day in 2004.

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On this day in 1968, two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John
Carlos, were suspended by the
U.S. Olympic Committee for giving
a "black power" salute (above) during a ceremony in Mexico City.

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The three scientists shared the Nobel Prize on this day in 1962 for
DNA discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic
acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.”

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Watson and Crick DNA model.

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On this day in 1947, over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California,
pilot Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the
first person to break the sound barrier.

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Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager turned
95 in February.

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The Battle of Hastings occurred in England on this day in 1066. The Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II of England.

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Battle Abbey is a partially ruined Benedictine abbey in Battle, East Sussex, England. The abbey was built on the site of the Battle of Hastings and dedicated to St Martin of Tours.

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On this day in 1977, singer Bing Crosby died of a heart attack.


singer and actor Bing Crosby was the first multimedia star, Crosby
was a leader in record sales, radio ratings, and motion picture
grosses from 1931 to 1954. Crosby won an Academy Award for
Best Actor
for his role as Father Chuck O’Malley in the 1944 motion
picture Going My Way and was nominated for his reprise of the role
in The Bells of St. Mary’s opposite Ingrid Bergman the following year.

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Harry Lillis "Bing" Crosby Jr.(May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)

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On this day in 1871, The Great Chicago Fire began in southwest
Chicago, possibly in a barn owned by Patrick and Katherine O’Leary,
was fanned by strong southwesterly winds, the flames rage for more
than 24 hours, eventually leveling three and a half square miles and 
wiping out one-third of the city. Approximately 250 people were
killed in the fire; 98,500 people are left homeless; 17,450 buildings
were destroyed. Parts of the upper Midwest were also scorched.

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Donald James Larsen (New York Yankees) pitched the first perfect
game in the history of the World Series on this day in 1956.

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New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra leaping into the
arms of pitcher Don Larsen after the completion of his
perfect game.

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Don James Larsen turned 89 August 7.

New York Yankees’ Don Larsen (above) sits in the dugout at the
Yankees Old Timers’ Day baseball game Sunday, June 17, 2018,
at Yankee Stadium in New York.

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