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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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SANDY KOZEL

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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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MIKE GRACIA

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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The New York "Lantern" newspaper published the first "Uncle Sam cartoon" on this day in 1852. It quickly became the symbol of the
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On this day in 1925, a law in Tennessee that prohibited the teaching
of evolution went into effect. 
 

   

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On this day in 1996, the Dunblane Massacre occurred at a Scottish
elementary school.
Thomas Hamilton, pictured above, murdered
16 children and their
teacher before turning the gun on himself.

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Relatives near the Dunblane primary school on the day of the
shooting.

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The musical "Brigadoon" opened at the Ziegfeld Theater in New
York City on this day in 1947.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The "Anschluss" took place on this day in 1938 as German troops entered Austria.

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President Franklin Roosevelt presented his first presidential address
to the nation. It was the first of the "Fireside Chats."

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Gacy, known as the “Killer Clown” was convicted on this day
in 1980.

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The Girl Scout organization was founded by Juliette Gordon Low on
this day in 1912. The original name was Girl Guides.

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Juliette Gordon Low 
(October 31, 1860 – January 17, 1927)

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On this day in 1987, "Les Miserables" opened on Broadway.


The Broadway production opened ran until 18 May 2003, closing after
6,680 performances. It is the
fifth longest-running Broadway show in
history and was the second-longest at the time. The production was
nominated for 12
Tony Awards and won eight, including Best Musical
and
Best Original Score.

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The Soviet Union, on this day in 1962, exchanged capture American
U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (above) for the Soviet spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abel (below) being held by the
U.S.

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Alleged Russian spy Rudolf Abel (right) steps down from a patrol
wagon.


The Glienicke bridge just after the Powers swap.

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Francis Gary Powers with his U-2 Reconnaissance Aircraft.

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On this day in 1992, Mike Tyson (in handcuffs) was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, Miss Black American contestant.

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Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" opened at the
Morocco Theatre in New York City on this day in 1949.

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Left: Mildred Dunnock, Arthur Kennedy, Cameron Mitchell  and 
Lee J. Cobb in a scene from "Death Of A Salesman".

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Arthur Asher Miller
(October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005)

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