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On this day in 1945 a B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the
first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little Boy" was
dropped over the center of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people
were killed.

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Pictured is a mockup of "Little Boy," the atomic bomb that was
dropped that morning on Hiroshima.

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The Voting Rights Act was signed by
President Lyndon B. Johnson 
on this day in 1965.

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Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini)
(September 26, 1897 – August 6, 1978)

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Sir Alexander Fleming (August 6, 1881 – March 11, 1955) 

Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist Alexander Fleming 
shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for helping
to discover the antibiotic substance penicillin in 1928. His discovery
marked the start of modes antibiotics, which changed the medical
world forever. He worked in shipping before going to medical school
at the recommendation of his brother.

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Alabama Gov. George Wallace’s literal stand (left) against forced integration on this day in 1963 made him a national figure in the
ongoing Civil Rights battle.

National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Graham, center, informs Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace that the guard was under federal control as the two met at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., June 11, 1963. Wallace, who had vowed to prevent integration of the campus, gave way to federal troops. (AP)


National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Graham (left) informs Gov. George
Wallace that the guard is under federal control as the two meet at
the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

 

            

        

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On this day in June of 1963, Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk Thích
Quang Duc burned himself to death at a busy intersection in Saigon. He
was attempting to show that to fight all forms of oppression on equal
terms, Buddhism too, needed to have its martyrs.

Photographer Malcolm Browne captured the scene in Saigon for the
Associated Press, and the stark image quickly became an iconic visual
of the turbulent 1960s.

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Timothy James McVeigh  (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001)

Timothy McVeigh was convicted of blowing up the Oklahoma city federal
building killing and 168 people in the deadliest act of terrorism on American
soil. He was executed on this day in 2001.       

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
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It was on this day in 1919.

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Sir Barton’s monument and gravesite in Douglas, Wyoming.

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On this day in 1979.

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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison)
(May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

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The Duke’s grave marker.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1997.

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On this day in 1953

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John Paul II kisses Polish soil during his first return to his country
on this day in 1979.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The destruction along Main Street in Johnstown, Pa., following the collapse of the South Fork Dam killing 2,209 people on this day in
1889.

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 Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) 

American poet Walt Whitman is best known for his collections Leaves of Grass
and Drum-Taps. His 1865 poem "O Captain! My Captain!" was written on the
occasion of the death of Abraham Lincoln. He dropped out of school at the
age of eleven and, to support his family, worked as a law office assistant and
a newspaper apprentice.

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It was on this day in 2003.

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Serial bombing suspect Eric Robert Rudolph (C) is escorted from
the Cherokee County Jail for a hearing in federal court.

                             

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Clinton Eastwood Jr. is 87 years old today. He was born in San
Francisco, California
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Clint Eastwood from The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (1966).

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Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry (1971).

Clint Eastwood worked as a lifeguard, a caddy, and a grocery clerk while growing
up. He became a household name after playing Rowdy Yates on the long-running
CBS-TV Western series Rawhide (1959 – 1965).

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ED DANAHUE

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Convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh is escorted from the Noble
County Courthouse in Perry, Okla., April 21, 1995.


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Great Men Needed to Save America; Yukon Jack, Veterans Today: Could not agree more with that statement, but the argument is over-simplified.

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It was on this day in 1993.

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Grace Kelly and her husband, Prince Rainier.

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Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982)

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