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On this day in 1952, Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech". At the time
he was a candidate for
U.S. vice-president.

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Richard Nixon and family dog Checkers.
 

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On this day in 63 B.C.

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The Lewis (Left) and Clark (Right) expedition ended their trip to the Pacific
Northwest on this day in 1806.

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Freud died on this day in 1939.

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Freud’s couch.

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is 68 years old today.

Known simply as The Boss, rock legend Bruce Springsteen hit fame in
1975 with his critically acclaimed album Born to Run and again in 1984
with his rock anthem "Born in the U.S.A." He won his 20th career Grammy
Award in 2009 when his song "Working on a Dream" took Best Solo Rock
Vocal Performance. Springsteen felt deep alienation while attending high
school and did not appear at his
graduation. He failed his physical
examinations after being drafted to fight in Vietnam and never served.

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on this day in 1519 to
find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during
the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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On this day in 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. was signing books at a store in
Harlem when a woman stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. The
sharp instrument went through his sternum and came close.

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King during his hospital stay.

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Holocaust survivor and Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal died on this
day in 2005. He was 96.

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Wiesenthal’s grave marker in Israel.

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It was on this day in 1973.

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On this day in 1973, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way
to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also
killed.

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Sophia Loren (Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone) 
is 83 today.

Italian actress Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for Best
Actress for her role as Cesira in the 1962 film Two Women. She
voiced the character Mama Topolino in the 2011 Disney feature
Cars 2. Before fame, she was a finalist for a beauty pageant in
Naples at the age of fourteen.

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TWIGGY IS 68 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Twiggy (Lesley Hornby)

English fashion model Twiggy is known for her very thin look during the
1960s. She popularized the ‘bob’ haircut and heavy eye make up. After
modelling, Twiggy enjoyed a successful career as a screen, stage, and
television actress. Her role in The Boy Friend (1971) brought her two
Golden Globe Awards. She has hosted her own series Twiggy’s People,
in which she interviewed celebrities.

 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War on this day in
1862. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing. The Rebel
advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies.

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The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at
the Constitutional Convention on this day in 1787.

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Hiram King
"Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953)

Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers
and songwriters of the 20th century. Williams recorded 35 singles, five
released posthumously, that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country
& Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one, three posthumously.

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Hank Williams on the fiddle with Big Bill Lister on guitar

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"M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS-TV on this day in 1972.

The series ended on February 28, 1983, with the finale,
showcased  as a
television film, titled "Goodbye, Farewell
and Amen
",  becoming the most-watched and highest-rated
single television
episode in U.S. television history at the time.  

       

        
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President Gerald Ford announced a conditional amnesty program
for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War on this day
in 1974.

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President Gerald R. Ford.

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On this day in 1982, In west Beirut, the massacre of hundreds
of Palestinian men, women and children began in refugee
camps of the Lebanese Christian militiamen.

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A painting of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.

The Mexicans began a revolt against Spanish rule on this day in 1810.
 
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest of Spanish descent, declared Mexico’s independence from Spain in the small town of Dolores.

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B.B. King (Riley B. King)
(September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)

Legendary blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter B.B. King won a Grammy
Hall of Fame Award for his 1969 song "The Thrill is Gone." He grew up with
his grandmother because his mother was too poor to take care of him. His 
mother’s cousin gave him his first guitar.

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