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On this day in 1965, the United States landed about 3,500 Marines
in South Vietnam. They were the first
U.S. combat troops to land 
there.
    
    
    
    
    
   
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Russia’s "February Revolution" began on this day in 1917 with
rioting and strikes in St. Petersburg. The revolution was called
the "February Revolution" due to Russia’s use of the Old Style
calendar.

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Lenin during the Russian Revolution.

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On this day in 1852, Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry (below) 
(1794-1858) of the United States Navy arrived in Japan. He had
been sent there by U.S. President Millard Fillmore to induce the
Japanese government to establish diplomatic relations with the
United States.

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Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999)

Nicknamed "Joltin’ Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", Joe DiMaggio
was a
baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career
in
Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps
best known for his 56-game
hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941),
a record that still stands.
 DiMaggio was a three-time Most Valuable
Player Award
winner and an All-Star in each of his 13 seasons.

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Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004)

Ronald Reagan served as the 40th President of the United States
from 1981 to 1989. Prior to the presidency, he was a
Hollywood
actor and union leader before serving as the
33rd Governor of
California
from 1967 to 1975.

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First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton formally declared that she was
a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from the state of New York on
this day in 2000.

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George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George)  
(December 14, 1895 – February 6, 1952)

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Britain’s King George VI died on this day in 1952. His daughter,
Elizabeth II, succeeded him.

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

Babe Ruth was a professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball  spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The
Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar
left-handed
pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame
as a slugging
outfielder for the New York Yankees.

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Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981)

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an
international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly
reggae,
ska and rocksteady in his compositions.

Marley died of skin cancer at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami
(now
University of Miami Hospital), aged 36. The spread of cancer
to his lungs and brain caused his death. His final words to his son
Ziggy were… "Money can’t buy life”.

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Bob Marley Statue at Celebrity Park, Kingston, Jamaica.

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George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama on this day
in 1963.

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On this day in 1784, the American Continental ratified a peace treaty
with England ending the Revolutionary War.

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On this day in 1943, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt flew from Miami, FL, to French Morocco where he met with British Prime
Minister Winston Churchill to discuss World War II.  Roosevelt
became the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office.

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President Franklin D Roosevelt (seated on the left) and Passengers 
during First Official Presidential Airplane Flight.

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married on this day in
1954. The marriage only lasted nine months.

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NBC-TV’s "Today" show premiered on this day in 1952 with host
Dave Garroway.

Today‘s dominance was virtually unchallenged by the other networks until the
late 1980s, when it was overtaken by ABC‘s Good Morning America.

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David Cunningham "Dave" Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982)

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U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released a report that said 
smoking cigarettes was a definite health hazard.

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On this day in 1935, Amelia Earhart Putnam became the first woman
to fly solo from
Hawaii to California.

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Owners of American League baseball teams voted to adopt the designated-hitter rule on a trial basis on this day in 1973.

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Alexander Hamilton
(January 11, 1755 or 1757 – July 12, 1804)

Hamilton was a United States Founding Father, soldier, economist.
political philosopher, one of America’s first constitutional lawyers
and the first United States Secretary of the Treasury.

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The first president of the
United States, George Washington,
died at the age 67 on this day in 1799. The diagnosis of his final
illness and the immediate cause of his death have been subjects 
of debate since the day he died.
 

        
        
        
        
       
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George Washington’s Death Bed in his home at Mt Vernon, VA.

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George Washington  (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)

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Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen (front left) became the first man
to reach the South Pole on this day in 1911. He reached the area 35
days ahead of Captain Robert F. Scott.

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Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen

(July 16, 1872 – June 18, 1928)

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On this day in 1995, the presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina,
Serbia, Croatia signed an internationally brokered formal peace
agreement in Paris to end fighting in Bosnia.

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Roger Eugene Maris (September 10, 1934 – December 14, 1985)

Maris was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 1983. In response, Maris
organized the annual Roger Maris Celebrity Golf Tournament to raise money for
cancer research and treatment. He died at age 51 on December 14, 1985 at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Texas.

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