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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery,
AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was
arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the U.S.

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The bus, restored to the 1955 condition of Ms. Parks’ historic ride, is
located in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)

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Heywood "Woody" Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is 83 today.

Iconic writer and director Woody Allen is known for his unique blend of
comedy and style. His most celebrated films include Annie Hall (1977),
Manhattan (1979), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Deconstructing Harry
(1997), and
Midnight in Paris (2011). He performed card and magic tricks
in his youth and underwent the legal process of changing his name to
Heywood Allen when he was 17.

 

             
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CAMILLE BOHANNON

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
Citation: Protest march on Pine Street, November 29, 1999.  Unprocessed Image Bank Negatives, Binder 990909-20000330, Sheet 19991129.01 #36. Seattle Municipal Archives.
on this day in 1999, 40-Thousand protesters surrounded the World
Trade Organization meeting in Seattle, Washington. The protests
are sometimes referred to as the Battle of Seattle.

Citation: Labor protestors with banner, November 30, 1999. Copyright Peter Yates.

Citation: Protestors in turtle costumes, November 30, 1999. Copyright Peter Yates.

Citation: Dog at WTO rally, November 30, 1999. Copyright Peter Yates

Citation: Police in riot gear, November 29, 1999.  Unprocessed Image Bank Negatives, Binder 990909-20000330, Sheet 1999. 991206.02 #15. Seattle Municipal Archives.

Item No. 166267. World Trade Organization Protest, 1999. (Record Series 0207-01)

            
            
            

           

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1994, Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer,
was clubbed to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.

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The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM on this day
in 1925.

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The WSM broadcast Tower in Brentwood, TN.

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George D. Hay, original announcer of WSM’s "Barn
Dance" and later "The Grand Ole Opry," known to
his listeners as "The Solemn Old Judge."

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Uncle Jimmy Thompson (80) was the first performer on a new
show called "The WSM Barn Dance."

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1973, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court she was 
responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key Watergate tape. She demonstrates the stretch (above) that supposedly led to the deletion
on the tape. Woods was
Nixon‘s personal secretary from his days in
Congress in 1951, through the end of his political career.

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Rose Mary Woods (December 26, 1917 – January 22, 2005)

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The motion picture "Casablanca" had its world premiere at the Hollywood Theater in New York City on this day in 1942.

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A behind the scenes production still from “Casablanca”

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The famous hangar 2 featured in the last scenes of "Casablanca,"
(below) as it looks today at Van Nuys Airport. It was built in 1928.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The funeral procession for the late President John
The funeral procession for President John F. Kennedy is pictured 
crossing the bridge to Arlington National Cemetery in  Arlington, VA.

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On this day in 1963, the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid
to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. The funeral was attended by
heads of state and representatives from more than 100 countries,
with untold millions more watching on television.

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President Kennedy’s widow, Jacqueline, along with brother’s Bob
and Ted Kennedy together lit the “eternal flame”(above) which will
forever burn at the gravesite of JFK.


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During the Revolutionary War on this day in 1783, British forces
evacuated New York, their last military position in the
U.S. It was
also George Washington’s Triumphal Entry in New York City, as
depicted in the above painting. The events marked the cessation 
of hostilities between Great Britain and its former colonies.

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