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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved for sale an
oral birth-control pill for the first time on this day in 1960.

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Chairman Newton N. Minow testifies before a Senate subcommittee.

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Americans Richard Byrd (left) and Floyd Bennett (right) became the
first men to fly an airplane over the North Pole on this day in 1926.

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From left: Mike Wallace and Harry Reasoner.

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"Mike" Wallace (May 9, 1918 – April 7, 2012)

Media personality Mike Wallace was a journalist, and game show
host
. He interviewed a wide range of prominent newsmakers during
his seven decade career. He was one of the original correspondents
for
CBS60 Minutes, which debuted in 1968. Wallace retired as a
regular full-time correspondent in 2006, but appeared occasionally
on the television series until 2008.

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William Martin Joel is 69 years old today. He was born
in The Bronx
, New York City.


Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist Billy
Joel gained fame for his song "Piano Man" and became the
third best-selling solo artist in the United States
.

From 1973 to 2013, he wrote 33 top forty hits, including "Just
the Way You Are," which hit #3 in 1977.

He learned boxing to defend himself from bullies, and won 22
bouts in the amateur
Golden Gloves circuit. He played the
piano at bars to help support his mother while in high school.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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A discotheque in Berlin was bombed by Libyan terrorists on this day
in 1986. The U.S. attacked Libya with warplanes in retaliation on April
15, 1986.


Ground crew prepares a 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft
for an air strike on Libya.

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Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) 

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It was on this day in 1964.

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Douglas General MacArthur Address a Joint session of the U.S.
Congress on April 19, 1951 in Washington D. C.

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It was on this day in 1976.


Hughes was an American
business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot,
film director, and
philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the
most financially successful individuals in the world.

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

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Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

Booker T. Washington was a educator, author, orator, and advisor to
presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington
was the dominant leader in the
African-American community. He was
from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery
and became
the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants.

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Booker T. Washington giving a lecture in Carnegie Hall, 1906. 

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On this day in 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers)
became the all-time NBA regular season scoring leader when he
broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 31,419 career points.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.) will be 71
April 16.

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Katie Couric became a CBS news anchor on this day in 2006.

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JOURNALIST BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1916


Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009)

Walter Cronkite was anchor of the CBS Evening News for over 30
years and won a Peabody Award and a TCA Career Achievement
Award. He was voted the Most Trusted Man in America and was
the only non-NASA recipient of a Moon-rock award.


Cronkite is well known for his departing catchphrase "And that’s the way it is”.

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REVIEWING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Michael Kirk Douglas is 71 today.


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NEWS SHOW DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1948

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Douglas Edwards (July 14, 1917 – October 13, 1990)

The "CBS Television News" began as a Saturday night broadcast, expanding to 
two nights in 1947 and becoming "Douglas Edwards and the News" on a nightly 
basis on August 15, 1948.

By 1962, Edwards was replaced by Walter Cronkite, and the name of the program
was eventually changed to “CBS Evening News.

 

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Producer Don Hewitt (left) goes over production details on the
set with anchor Douglas Edwards in 1950.

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