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Joseph Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union
on this day in 1927. Leon Trotsky (below) was expelled from the
Communist Party leading to Stalin coming to power.



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Leon Davidovich Trotsky

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During World War II, the naval battle of Guadalcanal began between Japanese and American forces on this day in 1942. The Americans
won a major victory.

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Canadian singer-songwriter, and musician Neil Percival Young
is 72 years old today.

After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, Neil Young moved to Los
Angeles, where he formed Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie
Furay
and others.

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On this day in 1962,  U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson (below) presented
photographic evidence to the United Nations Security Council. The photos 
were of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

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Adlai Ewing Stevenson II 
(February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965)

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The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and admit mainland China
on this day in 1971.

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On this day in 1983, U.S. troops and soldiers from six Caribbean nations
invaded Grenada to restore order and provide protection to
U.S. citizens
after a recent coup within Grenada’s Communist (pro-Cuban) government.

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The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the Crimean War on this
day in 1854. The British were winning the Battle of Balaclava when Lord
James Cardigan received an order to attack the Russians. He took his troops
into a valley and suffered 40 percent caualties. Later it was revealed that the
order was the result of confusion and was not given intentionally.

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Professional Golfer Payne Stewart was the U.S.Open champion in
1991 and 1999. His chartered jet lost pressurization shortly after
takeoff, then crashed several hours later. He was 42.

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Learjet 35 N47BA Prior to the crash in a field near Aberdeen, South
Dakota.

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Poet and author Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 – October 25, 1400) 

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Thomas Edison invented a workable electric incandescent lamp on this day in
1879. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it would burn out.

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Anthrax scare claims first two U.S. Postal workers in Washington,
D.C. on this day in 2001.

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The Battle of Trafalgar occurred off the coast of Spain on this day in 1805. The British defeated the French and Spanish fleet.

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Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California on this day in 1947, pilot Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first person to break
the sound barrier.

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Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager turned 94 on February 13.

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The Battle of Hastings occurred in England on this day in 1066. The Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II of England.

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On this day in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice
in America. He was the youngest person to receive the award.

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Former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning
in Milwaukee, WI. on this day in 1912. His wound in the chest was
not serious and he continued with his planned speech. William
Schrenk was captured at the scene of the shooting.

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Bloodstained shirt worn by Roosevelt, photographed following the
assassination attempt.  

 

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William Schrenk

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Singer Bing Crosby died of a heart attack at the age of 74 on this day in1977.

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Harry Lillis
"Bing" Crosby Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)

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Bing Crosby (right) on Pebble Beach in 1977.

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Ariel Sharon visited Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on this day in 2000.

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During the Revolutionary War on this day in 1781, American forces
began the siege on Yorktown,
VA.

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General George Washington (center) depicted reviewing the captured 
British army at Yorktown.

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On this day in 1066, England was invaded by William the Conqueror
who claimed the English throne.

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William the Conqueror (1027-28–1087)

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The first around-the-world flight was completed by two
U.S. Army
planes when they landed in Seattle,
WA. on this day in 1924. The
trip took 175 days.

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Miles Dewey Davis III
(May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991)

Miles Davis was a jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is
among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the
history of
jazz
and 20th century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical
directions in his five-decade career which kept him at the forefront
of a number of major stylistic developments in jazz.

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