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IT WAS RETALIATION ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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The Doolittle Raid, also known as the Tokyo Raid, on Saturday, April 18, 1942,
was an air raid by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other
locations on the island of Honshu during World War II, the first air strike to strike
the Japanese Home Islands. It demonstrated that Japan itself was vulnerable to
American air attack, served as retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor
on Sunday, December 7, 1941, and provided an important boost to
American morale. The raid was planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel James
"Jimmy"
Doolittle
(below) of the United States Army Air Forces.

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Mission commander Jimmy Doolittle (left front) with members
of his Tokyo Raiders. 

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Jimmy Doolittle in his North American B-25B

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On May 19, 1942, President Roosevelt bestows Congressional
Medal of Honor on Brigadier General James Doolittle for the
successful raid on Tokyo.

 

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James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle
(December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993)

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SONG RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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Gene Autry’s "Back in the Saddle Again" became his signature song and 
his second gold record. The Members of the Western Writers of America 
chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.

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Orvon Grover "Gene" Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998)

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EMMA THOMPSON IS 58 TODAY

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British born actress Emma Thompson won the Academy Award for Best Actress
for her role as Margaret Schlegel in the 1992 film Howards End. She also won
an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for her script for the 1995 film
Sense and Sensibility, which she also starred in. Her other film credits include 
Actually (2003) and Stranger than Fiction (2006). In 2004, she portrayed
Professor Sybill Trelawney (below) in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of
Azkaban.

 

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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              It was on this day in 1970.

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Thomas Jefferson (April 13, 1743 – July 4, 1826)

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Pope John Paul ll (left) shakes hands with Rabbi Eilo Toaff upon
visiting the main Synagogue in Rome on this day in 1986.

The Pope’s meeting marked the beginning of a new era in Catholic-Jewish
relations. It was the first time a pope had entered the Rome synagogue.

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On this day in 1964,Sidney Poitier became the first African- American
to win an Academy Award Oscar for Best Actor for his role in Lilies
of the Field
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Sidney Poitier turned 90, February 20.

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SINATRA SONG RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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The song “Strangers In the Night” reached number one on both the Billboard
Hot 100
chart and the Easy Listening chart, it was the title song for Sinatra’s
1966 album “Strangers in the Night”, which became his most commercially
successful album. The song also reached number one on the UK Singles
Chart
.

Sinatra’s recording won him the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal
Performance
and the Grammy Award for Record of the Year, as well as a
Grammy Award for Best Arrangement Accompanying a Vocalist or
Instrumentalist
for Ernie Freeman at the Grammy Awards of 1967.

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