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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The battle began on this day in 1861 at Manassas Junction, VA.
and the Confederates won the battle.

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The "Monkey Trial" ended on this day in 1925 in Dayton, TN. John T. Scopes
was convicted and fined $100 for violating the state prohibition on teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The conviction was later overturned on a legal technicality because the judge had set the fine instead of the jury.

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John T. Scopes

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That first war ended on this day in 1954.

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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961)

Ernest Hemingway was an American modernist author whose most
famous works include The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms,
and For Whom the Bell Tolls. A Nobel Prize-winning author associated
with the "Lost Generation," Hemingway became known for both his
adventurous lifestyle and his eloquently sparse literary aesthetic.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The 114-day Battle of Britain began during World War II on this
day in 1940.

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The Telstar Communications satellite was launched on this day
in 1962. The satellite relayed TV and telephone signals between
Europe and the U.S.

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It was on this day in 1850.

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A statue of Millard Fillmore, outside of City Hall in Buffalo,
New York.

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Arlo Davy Guthrie is 70 years old today.

Arlo Guthrie’s only top-40 hit was a cover of Steve Goodman‘s "City
of New Orleans
". His song "Massachusetts" was named the official
folk song of the state in which he has lived most of his adult life. He
has also made several acting appearances.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three days
on this day in 1863. It was a major victory for the North as  the Confederate troops retreated.

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Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army
at Cambridge,
MA. on this day in 1775.

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It was on this day in 1988.

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USS Vincennes (CG-49) is a U.S. Navy Ticonderoga class AEGIS
guided missile cruiser.

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Algeria gained it’s independence on this day in 1962.

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Jim Morrison (Doors) died in Paris on this day in 1971, allegedly of
a heroin overdose.

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Tom Cruise (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV) is 55 years old today.

Tom Cruise grew up in an abusive household and had planned to become
a priest before becoming interested in acting.

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1989 biographical war drama film.

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Tom Cruise(holding flag)portraying
Vietnam
War veteran
Ron Kovic.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Battle of the Little Bighorn began on this day in 1876, when the US 7th
Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped
out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs
Crazy Horse and
Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as "Custer’s Last
Stand."

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John Dean began his testimony before the Senate Watergate
Committee on this day in 1973.

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau (June 11, 1910 – June 25, 1997)


Jaques Cousteau was a
French naval officer, explorer, conservationist,
filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who
studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the
Aqua-
lung
and pioneered marine conservation.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1940.

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During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended on this
day in 1945.   

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On this day in 1938.

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Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz) (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987)

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