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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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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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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began on this day in
1861. It was the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas Junction,
VA. The Confederates won the battle.

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The "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, TN. on this day in 1925. John
T. Scopes was convicted and fined $100 for violating the state law
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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Photo taken of Clarence Darrow (left) and William Jennings Bryan
(right) during the Scopes Trial in 1925.

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John Thomas Scopes.

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The Geneva Conference partitioned Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam on this day in 1954.


The Geneva Conference of 1954.

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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was a
Pulitzer and Nobel Prize American novelist/short story writer.

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Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was
popular actor and comedian.

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Mork & Mindy sitcom aired on ABC from September
14, 1978 to May 27, 1982.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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

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U.S. 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 1962.

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Jim Morrison (Left) of The Doors died in Paris at age 27 on this day
in 1971. The cause was allegedly of a heroin overdose.

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James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971)

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Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is 56 years old today.


Actor Tom Cruise won Golden Globe Awards for his roles in
Born on the
Fourth of
July
(1990), Jerry Maguire (1996), and Magnolia (2000). He had
his breakthrough role in the 1983 film
Risky Business and in 1996, he
began playing Ethan Hunt in the popular Mission: Impossible film series. 

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Tom Cruise from the 1986 classic summer blockbuster Top Gun.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During the American Civil War on this day in 1863, the first day’s
fighting at Gettysburg began. It was the bloodiest battle.

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On this day in 1946, the United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic
bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

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During the Spanish-American War on this day in 1898, Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on
San Juan Hill in Cuba.

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Theodore Roosevelt (center) with his “Rough Riders”.

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Spencer)  
(July1, 1961 – August 31, 1997)  

Diana married Charles, the Prince of Wales and the heir to
the throne of 16 Commonwealth realms. She became an
international icon for her beauty and her work with charities.

Her death, which was reportedly caused by her driver’s
drunkenness, sparked widespread media attention and
conspiracy theories.

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The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain
to China on this day in 1997. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.

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Actor Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004)

Brando’s Academy Award-winning performances include Terry
Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Don
Vito Corleone in 
The Godfather (1972). Brando was an activist for many causes,
notably the
civil rights movement and various Native American
groups.

Marlon Brando was ranked by the American Film Institute as the
fourth-greatest movie star among male movie stars whose screen
debuts occurred in or before 1950. He was one of six professional
actors, along with Charlie Chaplin, Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball,
Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe, named in 1999 by Time
magazine as one of its 100 Most Important People of the Century.
Brando died of respiratory failure on July 1, 2004, at age 80.

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Marlon Brando in a still photo from The Godfather.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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North Korea invaded South Korea initiating the Korean War on this
day in 1950
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On this day in 1876, Lt. Col. Custer and the 210 men of U.S. 7th
Cavalry were killed by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big
Horn in Montana. The event is known as "Custer’s Last Stand."

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George Armstrong Custer
(December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876)

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On this day in 1973, White House Counsel John Dean admitted that
U.S. President Nixon took part in the Watergate cover-up.

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Eric Arthur Blair (June 25, 1903 – January 21, 1950)

Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He
is best known for the allegorical
novella Animal Farm (1945) and the novel 
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).

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


Jacques Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer,
conservationist, filmmaker, scientist, photographer,
author and researcher who studied the sea and all
forms of life in water. He co-developed the
Aqua-lung,
pioneered
marine conservation. Jacques-Yves Cousteau
died of a heart attack on 25 June 1997 in Paris, two weeks
after his 87th birthday.

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