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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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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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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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The world’s worst nuclear disaster to date occurred at Chernobyl, in
Kiev on this day in 1986. Thirty-one people died in the incident and thousands more were exposed to radioactive material.

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John Wilkes Booth was killed by the U.S. Federal Cavalry on this day 
in 1865.

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On April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth (above) assassinated President Abraham Lincoln while he was watching the play ‘Our American Cousin’ at Ford Theater in Washington, D.C.

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The British established an American colony at Cape Henry, Virginia 
on this day in 1607.
It was the first permanent English establishment
in the Western Hemisphere.

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On this day in 1937, German planes attacked Guernica, Spain, during
the Spanish Civil War for the Spanish nationalist government. This
raid is considered one of the first to be attacks on a civilian
population by a modern air force.

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Spanish Civil War: the Spanish town of Guernica, after the bombing
by German and Italian aircraft.

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The state of Vermont  enacted same-sex unions on this day in 2000.

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It was on this day in 1989.

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Lucille Désirée Ball Morton (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989)

Lucille Ball was an actress, comedian, model, film-studio executive, and
producer. She was best known as the star of the self-produced sitcoms
I Love Lucy
(1951-1967) on CBS, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour (1957-1960)
on CBS, The Lucy Show
(1962-1968) CBS, Here’s Lucy (1968-1974) CBS,
and Life with Lucy for only one season in 1986 on ABC.

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The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK, was destroyed by a bomb on this day in 1995. It was the worst bombing
on U.S. territory. 168 people were killed including 19 children, and
500 were injured. Timothy McVeigh (below) was found guilty of the bombing on June 2, 1997.

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The American Revolution began on this day in 1775 as fighting broke
out at Lexington, MA.

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The Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground
on this day in 1993. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the
cult and U.S. federal agents. A total of 86 people were killed including
17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.

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Cult leader David Koresh.

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Actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco on this day in 1956.

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The musical debuted on Broadway on this day in 2001.

The Producers

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