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SANDY KOZEL

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Berlin was once divided by a barbed wire fence to halt the flight of refugees. Two days later on this day in 1961, work on the Berlin Wall began.

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Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz (August 13, 1926 – November 25, 2016)

Infamous Cuban dictator and revolutionary Fidel Castro came to power in
1959 and served as his country’s Prime Minister until 1976 and President
from 1976 to 2008.

 

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Present day Mexico City was captured by Spanish conqueror Hernando Cortez from the Aztec Indians on this day in 1521.

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Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock
(August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980)
 
 

Iconic director Alfred Hitchcock is known as The
Master of Suspense for his classic films such as
 
Psycho (1960), Rear Window (1954), Dial M for
Murder
(1954), and The Birds (1963). One of the
most influential filmmakers of all time, he directed
over 50 feature
films, and his work continues to
circulate through film circles and classic movie
channels.

 

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It was on this day in 1995.

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Mickey Charles Mantle
(October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995)

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Mantle played his entire Major League Baseball career with the New
York Yankees
as a center fielder and first baseman, from 1951
through 1968. He was nicknamed The Commerce Comet and The
Mick.

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JOHN BELMONT

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On this day in 1964, the U.S. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which gave President Johnson broad powers in dealing
with reported North Vietnamese attacks on
U.S. forces.

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U.S. forces landed at Guadalcanal on this day in 1942, marking the
start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World
War II.

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U.S. Marines rest in the field during the Guadalcanal campaign.

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On this day in 1947, the balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki, which had carried
a six-man crew (below) 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean,crashed
into a reef in a Polynesian archipelago.

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Ten Years Ago Barry Bonds Hit Homer 756 And Became Public Enemy No. 1
On this day in 2007, at the Giants home AT&T Park in San Francisco, Berry Bonds hit a 435 foot (133 m) home run, his 756th, off a pitch
from
Mike Bacsik of the Washington Nationals, breaking the all-
time career home run record, formerly held by
Hank Aaron. Bonds,
was indicted later that year on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying under oath to a federal grand jury looking
into steroid use among pro athletes.
   


    
    
    
    
   

Barry Lamar Bonds turned 54 in July.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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It was on this day in Seneca Falls.

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It was on this day in 1993.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), the official United States policy on gays serving
in the military was announced by President Bill Clinton (below). It allowed
closeted members of the military to serve, while prohibiting those in the
military who were openly gay to serve. Prior to “don’t ask, don’t tell,” there
had been an outright ban on gays in the military.

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Apollo 11 entered lunar orbit on this day in 1969.

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Daedalus Crater was one of the sights seen as Apollo 11’s command module passed over the far side of the moon.

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Baseball’s career hit leader Pete Rose (left) was sentenced on this
day in 1990 to five months in a Federal correctional institution for
filing false income-tax returns.
The sentence did not permit parole,
so Rose would serve the full term.

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Peter Edward Rose Sr. also known by his nickname "Charlie
Hustle", turned 77 on April 14.

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A total 55 countries joined the boycott of the opening ceremony
in Moscow which began on this day in 1980.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1996.

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Wreckage from the front portion of the TWA Flight 800 Boeing 747 on display in its reconstructed state in 1997.

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The cockpit of TWA Flight 800 is lowered at the U.S. Coast Guard
station at Shinnecock Inlet in Hampton Bays, N.Y.

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The Russian Imperial Romanov family (Tsar Nicholas II, his
wife
Tsarina Alexandra and their five children Olga, Tatiana,
Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei) and all those who chose to
accompany them into imprisonment were shot,
bayoneted
and
clubbed to death in Yekaterinburg on this day in 1918
by several Bolshevik troops under the orders of the Ural
Regional Soviet and according to instructions by Lenin.

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A drawing of the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family.

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The room in the Ipatiev House, Yekaterinburg, where the Russian
royal family was brutally murdered.

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Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA. on this day in 1955.

Disneyland theme park is now divided into 8 extravagantly themed
lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s
Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and
Adventureland.

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Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)

Sleeping Beauty's castle in Fantasyland is overrun by children crossing drawbridge over moat. Inside, Disney plnas a model torture chamber.

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Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled to
Miami, Florida in exile on this day in 1979.


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Somoza talks to the press after fleeing to safety in Miami.

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An Apollo spaceship (left) docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit
on this day in 1975. It was the first link up between the U.S. and
Soviet Union.

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It was on this day in 1961.

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Coltrane’s first recordings were made when he was
a sailor.

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John William Coltrane  (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967)

John Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer, also
known as "Trane". Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in
his career,Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was later at
the forefront of free jazz. He died of liver cancer at a Hospital in New
York on July 17, 1967, at the age of 40.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Full diplomatic relations were established between the United States
and Vietnam on this day in 1995. President Clinton (above) made the
announcement of the normalization.


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The United States’ first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was killed by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel on this day in 1804.

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On this day in 1979, the abandoned United States space station
Skylab returned to Earth. It burned up in the atmosphere and
showered debris over the Indian Ocean and Australia.

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Babe Ruth debuted in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox on
this day in 1914.

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Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier (May 22, 1907 – July 11, 1989)

Laurence Olivier was among actors who dominated the British stage of the
mid-20th century. For his work in films, Olivier received four Academy
Awards
: an honorary award for Henry V (1947), a Best Actor award and
one as producer for Hamlet (1948), and a second honorary award in 1979
to recognize his lifetime of contribution to the art of film. He was nominated
for nine other acting Oscars and one each for production and direction. Late
in his career, he had considerable success in television roles.

 

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