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Central Pacific and Union Pacific Rail Roads meet in Promontory, UT. 
on this day in 1869. A golden spike was driven in the rail during the      
celebration of the first transcontinental railroad in the
U.S.

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The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany on this
day in 1933. The books targeted for burning were those viewed as
being subversive or representing ideologies opposed to Nazism
.

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On this day in 1941, Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s deputy, parachuted
into Scotland on what he claimed was a peace mission.

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Allied military and locals pose with the remains of Rudolph Hess’ Messerschmitt ME-110 after it crash-landed near the Scottish
village of Eaglesham.

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Nelson Mandela made history by becoming the first black president
of South Africa
after more than three centuries of white rule. He was sworn in to office on this day in 1994.

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Convicted of 33 murders, John Wayne Gacy Jr. was sentenced to
death
on March 13, 1980, for 12 of those killings. He spent 14 years
on
death row before he was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center on this day in 1994.  

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Gacy during a TV interview in 1992.

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Bono (Paul David Hewson) is 58 today. Born in Dublin, Ireland.


Bono is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of
rock band U2
which earned over 20 Grammy Awards and has sold of 150 million records.

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BOOK MADE ITS DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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Author A.A. Milne is most famous for his Winnie The Pooh book about a boy
named
Christopher Robin after his son, Christopher Robin Milne, and various characters inspired by his son’s stuffed animals, most notably the bear named Winnie-the-Pooh.

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Alan Alexander Milne with his son Christopher Robin Milne and his
stuffed animal named Winnie-the-Pooh.

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BOOK PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1926

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Winnie-the-Pooh is the first volume of stories about Winnie-
the-Pooh
, by A. A. Milne (below).

Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh for a teddy bear owned by
his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character
Christopher Robin. The rest of Christopher Robin Milne’s toys, Piglet,
Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger, were incorporated into Milne’s stories.

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Alan Alexander Milne (January 18, 1882- January 31, 1956)


Milne with his son Christopher Robin and
Pooh Bear.

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THE DOOR-TO-DOOR BOOK SALESMAN

The Encyclopedia Britannica was first published in 1768 and appeared in fifteen
official editions. On March 14, 2012, Britannica announced it would not be printing
any more sets of its paper version, which accounted for less than 1 percent of its
sales, and would instead focus on its DVD and on-line versions. It had not printed
any new sets since 2010. The "Book of the Year" continues to be published even
today.


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SHOW DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1950

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Original run on NBC: February 25, 1950 – June 5, 1954

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