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TIM MAGUIRE

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It was on this day in 1953 at Panmunjon, Korea.

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The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against
President Richard Nixon on this day in 1974.

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It was on this day in 1996.

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The deposed shah of Iran, Muhammad Riza Pahlavi, died in a
hospital near Cairo, Egypt on this day in 1980.

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (October 26, 1919 – July 27, 1980)
 


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Bob Hope (Leslie Townes Hope) (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)

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MIKE GRACIA

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It was on this day in 2005.

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John Wilkes Booth

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Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began on this day in
1987 with National Security Council staff member Oliver North
testifying before a Congressional committee.  He was ultimately
indicted on 16 felony counts.

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It was on this day in 1981, President Ronald 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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Sandra Day O’Connor turned 81 in March.

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Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) is 77 years old today.

Ringo Starr was asked to join The Beatles after their drummer
Pete Best had a falling out with the band.

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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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May 24, 1844: Samuel Morse opens a telegraph line connecting Washington D.C. and Baltimore. Samuel Morse developed the electric telegraph and his eponymous code in 1836; by 1843, the U.S.government had appropriated to him for the construction of an experimental 61 km telegraph line that would run from Washington D.C. to Baltimore-this line was completed in early 1844.It officially opened on May 24,1844, when Morse sent the words “What hath God wrought” (a biblical quote from the Book of…
Samuel F.B. Morse formally opening  America’s first telegraph line.

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

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Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria)
(May 24, 1819 – January 22, 1901)

Victoria was Queen of the United Kingdom from 1837 until
1901. A national emblem of morality, she oversaw a great 
period of expansion in the British Empire and had the longest
reign of any monarch (nearly sixty-four years) until Queen 
Elizabeth II surpassed her in 2015.


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The Brooklyn Bridge on opening night, May 24, 1883. Photo from
Brooklyn Museum.

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Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) is 76 years old today.

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." He changed his name to Dylan
after the poet Dylan Thomas. Bod Dylan was born into a Jewish family, but later
converted to Christianity.

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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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