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SANDY KOZEL

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On his nationwide CBS-TV program, "See It Now," Edward R.
Murrow, on this day in 1954, used the Wisconsin Republican’s
own filmed and tape-recorded voice to portray him as a man
employing the half-truth as a "staple" and "repeatedly stepping
over the line between investigating and persecuting.

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Lawyer Joseph Welch at the Army-McCarthy hearings.

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TRAVIS ASKS FOR HELP ON THIS DAY IN 1836

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Texan Colonel William Travis (below) sends a desperate plea for help for the besieged defenders of the Alamo, ending the message with the famous last
words, “Victory or Death.”

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The Alamo today still stands in San Antonio, Texas.


Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years the
former mission now known as the Alamo has been a crossroads of history.

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BRIAN THOMAS

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During World War II on this  day in 1945, about 30,000 United States
Marines landed on and eventually captured the island of Iwo Jima 
from the Imperial Japanese Army.
  

    

        
       
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William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is 79-years-old today.


Singer, songwriter, record producer, and former record executive
Smokey Robinson was the founder and front man of the
Motown
vocal group
the Miracles, for which he was also chief songwriter
and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as
"The Five Chimes" until 1972 when he announced a retirement
from the group to focus on his role as Motown’s vice president,
but Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the
following year.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of
Fame
in 1987.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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During the Civil War on this day in 1862, about 14,000 Confederate soldiers surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson, TN.

The Union capture of the Confederate fort near the Tennessee
Kentucky border opened the Cumberland River, an important
avenue for the invasion of the South.

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Ulysses S. Grant (Hiram Ulysses Grant)
(April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885)

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1964, The Beatles made the first of three record-
breaking appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show." 73 million
people watched the show. It was their American TV debut.

   
    

    
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During World War II on this day in 1943, the battle of Guadalcanal
ended with an American victory over Japanese forces.


THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, February 9, 1943. 


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Some 60,000 Allies forces fought on the island between August 1942
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These Japanese prisoners were among those captured by American
forces on Guadalcanal Island. 

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