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On this day in 1994, Civil war erupted in Rwanda between the
Patriotic Front rebel group and government soldiers. Hundreds
of thousands were slaughtered in the months that followed.

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Aftermath of the Genocide.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

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The first long-distance TV transmission was sent from Washington,
DC, to New York City on this day in 1927. The audience saw an image
of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover (below).

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On this day in 1949, the musical "South Pacific" by Rodgers and Hammerstein debuted on Broadway.

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Billie Holiday (Eleanora Fagan) (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959)

Holiday, was a jazz musician and singer-songwriter with a career
spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend
and music partner
Lester Young, she had a huge influence on jazz
music and
pop singing.

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MIKE GRACIA

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It was on this day in 1968.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson addresses the Nation, announcing
a bombing halt in Vietnam and his intention not to run for re-
election.

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In Paris on this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower officially opened.

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On this day in 1943, "Oklahoma!" by Rodgers and Hammerstein
debuted on Broadway. The original title was "Away We Go."

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Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995)

Selena was killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar (below)
who had been fired for embezzlement.

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Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time
and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the
mainstream
market.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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From left: Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat, President Jimmy
Carter and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

The Camp David treaty was signed by Israel and Egypt on this day in 1979. It 
ended the 31-year state of war between the two countries.

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On this day in 1997, the 39 bodies of Heaven’s Gate members were
found in a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe,
CA. They had apparently
committed suicide thinking that they would be picked up by a
spaceship following behind the comet Hale-Bopp.

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Marshall Applewhite (above) the leader of the Heaven’s Gate cult.

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The first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup on this day in 1917.

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On this day in 1964, the musical "Funny Girl" opened on 
Broadway starring
Barbra Streisand.

The semi-biographical plot of “Funny Girl” is based on the life
and career of
Broadway star, film actress and comedian Fanny
Brice
featuring her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and
gambler Nick Arnstein. Its original title was My Man. The musical
was nominated for eight
Tony Awards but, with competition from
Hello, Dolly!, it failed to win in any categories.

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Diana Ross, lifetime achievement award recipient, poses in the press room at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2017. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Diana Ernestine Ross is 74 years young today.

Motown singer Diana Ross gained fame as a member of The
Supremes
and who later won a Golden Globe for her role as
Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues in 1972. She once
dreamed of being a fashion designer.

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ED DANAHUE


NATO launched air strikes against Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Vojvodina) on this day in 1999. The attacks marked the
first time in its 50-year history that NATO attacked a sovereign
country. The bombings were in response to Serbia’s refusal to
sign a peace treaty with ethnic Albanians who were seeking independence for the province of Kosovo
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On this day in 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of
oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound after it ran aground.

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Elvis Presley was sworn in as a private in the U.S. Army on this
day in 1958.

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Elvis Presley receives a haircut on his first full day
as a member of the US Army.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Playbill - April 1955
On this day in 1955, Tennessee Williams’ play
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" debuted on Broadway.

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Ben Gazzara (left) and Burl Ives.

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Barbara Bel Geddes

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Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III
(March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983)

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Denzel Washington and Halle Berry with their Academy Awards in 
2002.


Denzel Washington and Halle Berry famously became the first black actors to
win both lead acting awards in the same year. That same night, Sidney Poitier,
the first black man to win an Oscar, received an honorary award.

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Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was assassinated by high ranking
Roman Senators on this day in 44 B.C.The day is known as the
"Ides of March."

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Site of Julius Caesar stabbing found in Rome.

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On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress in Washington, during which he urged the
passing of the Voting Rights Act.

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President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act
of 1965.

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On this day in 2005, World come CEO Bernie Ebbers (center) was convicted of corporate fraud. He is currently serving a 25-year
sentence at the Oakdale Federal Correctional Institution in
Louisiana

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In Montreal on this day in 1964, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
were married.

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The Lerner and Loewe musical "My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway
on this day in 1956.

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