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It was on this day in 2005.
    
    
    
    
   
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It was on this day in 1865.


John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865)

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Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began on this day in 1987 with testimony from Oliver North.

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Oliver Laurence North will be 75 in October.

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On this day in 1981, United States President Reagan announced he
was nominating
Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to become the
first female justice on the
U.S. Supreme Court.

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President Ronald W. Reagan talks with Supreme Court nominee
Sandra Day O’Conner at the White House on July 15, 1981.

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Former Beatle drummer Ringo Starr (Sir Richard Starkey) is 78 today.
 
 

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John William King

 

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Jasper County Assistant District Attorney Pat Hardy displays the
chain allegedly used to drag James Byrd.

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The Communists completed their takeover of Czechoslovakia on
this day in 1948.

Czechoslovakian Communist Party leader Klement Gottwald, addressing the crowds in Wenceslas Square, Prague, on 25 February 1948. Source: https://www.private-prague-guide.com/wp-content/klement_gottwald.jpg
Czechoslovakian Communist Party leader Klement Gottwald,
addressing the crowds in Wenceslas Square, Prague, on 25
February 1948.

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Israeli F-16 fighter-bombers destroyed Iraq’s only nuclear reactor on
this day in 1981.

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On this  day in 1972, the musical “Grease” opened
on Broadway. It had been playing off-Broadway for
about 4 months.

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Prince Rogers Nelson
(June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)

Prince released ten platinum-selling albums and won multiple Grammy
Awards for Purple Rain (1984), including Best Performance and Best
Soundtrack. He became known for releasing over thirty Top Forty single
hits.  He suffered from epilepsy as a child, and began writing music at
age seven. One of
the first groups he worked with was 94 East.

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On this day in 1997, Timothy McVeigh, a former U.S. Army soldier, 
was convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role
in the 1995 terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal
Building in Oklahoma City
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Elizabeth was crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey on
this day in 1953.

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Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) turned 92 in April.

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On this day in 1979, Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on
the first visit by a pope to a Communist country. The Pope is shown
kissing Polish ground upon his first return to his country.

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It was on this day in 1941.

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On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered his famed "Luckiest Man"
speech in front of a sold out crowd in Yankee Stadium.

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Babe Ruth attends the open casket funeral of Lou Gehrig on June
4, 1941.

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Henry Louis Gehrig (born "Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig")
(June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941)

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ROSS SIMPSON

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In Johnstown, PA. on this day in 1889, more than 2,200 people died
after the South Fork Dam collapsed.

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Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel on this day in 1962. He was a Gestapo official and was executed for his actions in Nazi Germany’s
Holocaust.

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In North Carolina on this day in 2003, Eric Robert Rudolph was
captured. He had been on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list for five
years for several bombings including the 1996 Olympic bombing.

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Eric Robert Rudolph will be 52 years old on September 19. 
    

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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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.

Whitman dropped out of school at the age of eleven and, to
support his family, working as a law office assistant and a
newspaper apprentice.

     


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Clinton Eastwood Jr. is 88 years old today.

Clint Eastwood gained fame as an iconic actor in such classic Western
films as
A Fistful of Dollars (1967) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(1967) and as Detective Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry franchise
beginning in 1971. He later became a renowned director, receiving the
Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his films
Unforgiven (1991) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). He also directed the
critically acclaimed films Mystic River (2003),
Gran Torino (2009) and
American Sniper (2014). 

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Clint Eastwood became a household name after
playing Rowdy Yates on the long-running CBS
Western series Rawhide.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America’s first telegraph line on
this day in 1844. The first message was sent from Washington,
DC,
to Baltimore, MD. The message was "What hath God wrought?"

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Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872)

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On this day in 1994, the four men convicted of bombing the New
York’s World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in
prison.

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Queen Victoria of England was born in London on
this day in 1819.
 

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This painting by Frederick Winterhalter shows Queen Victoria and
Prince Albert with 5 of their children.

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After 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to
traffic on this day in 1883.

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Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman)

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan revolutionized folk music in the
1960’s with albums such as The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61
Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde and songs such as "The Times They
Are a-Changin’," "Like a Rolling Stone," and "Positively 4th Street."

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On October 13, 2016 the Nobel Prize committee announced it had awarded Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created
new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

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