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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great
Britain. The conflict began over trade restrictions.

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Depiction of the Tennessee Militia in the War of 1812.

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Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic
Ocean as she completed a flight from Newfoundland to Wales on
this day in 1928. She received the U.S. distinguished flying cross
for the record.

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Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard
the space shuttle Challenger on this day in 1983.

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Sir James Paul McCartney is 75 years old today.

After his time with The Beatles Paul McCartney formed the band Wings and
embarked upon a solo career. He has earned 21 Grammy Awards across his
career.

He met George Harrison on his school bus as a child and he joined John
Lennon
‘s skiffle group The Quarrymen when he was fifteen. After Harrison
joined the band as well, they changed their name to The Beatles.

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BARRY MANILOW IS 74 TODAY

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Barry Manilow (Barry Alan Pincus)

Singer-songwriter and producer Barry Manilow recorded "I Write
the Songs" and "Mandy". He went to the Julliard School while
working at CBS to help with tuition fees. He also wrote jingles
like that of the State Farm Insurance company.  

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HELEN HUNT IS 54 TODAY

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Helen Elizabeth Hunt was born in Culver City, California.

Helen Hunt co-starred with Paul Reiser in the NBC-TV sitcom Mad
About You
(1992-1999) and appeared in the successful 1997 film
As Good As It Gets and Twister (1996).

Before fame she went to several plays each week as a child and
later practiced ballet and attended  UCLA.


Helen Hunt holds her Academy Award Oscar for
Best Actress in the 1997 film As Good As It Gets.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1940, as Paris became occupied, loud speakers 
announced the implementation of a curfew being imposed for 8 pm.

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The main gate of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.


The Nazis also opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-
occupied Poland on this day in 1940.  
 

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Robert Dean Stethem (November 17, 1961 – June 15, 1985)

Stethem was a U.S. Navy Seabee who was murdered by Hezbollah terrorists
while aboard flight 847 during the
hijacking.

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The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the "Stars and Stripes"
as the national flag of the United States. The Resolution stated "Resolved:
that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red
and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, that would
represent a new Constellation."

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On May 20, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed
June 14 "Flag Day" as a commemoration of the "Stars and Stripes."

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Donald John Trump is 71 years old today. He is the
45th, current President of the United States.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1967, Israel and Syria agreed to a cease-fire that
ended the Six-Day War.

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The Army of Yugoslavia began withdrawal from Kosovo on this
day in 1999. NATO had suspended air strikes in Yugoslavia after
Slobodan Milosevic agreed to the withdrawal.  

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Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by Dr. Robert Smith (left) and
William G. Wilson on this day in 1935.

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Little girl Garland

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Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm)
(June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

Judy Garland began performing vaudeville
at the age of two and a half.

She received a Grammy Lifetime
Achievement Award posthumously
in 1997.

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It was on this day in 2004.

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Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004)

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