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CHILDREN’S AUTHOR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1904

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Theodor Seuss Geisel  (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991)

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL


On this day in 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into the nation’s territorial waters on a
spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.

The Pueblo’s mission began in early January, 1968, when the crew
set off from the U.S. Navy base on Yokosuka, Japan with orders to conduct surveillance on Soviet Navy and North Korean signal and electronic intelligence activity.

Pueblo, is still being held by North Korea today, officially remains
a
commissioned vessel of the United States Navy. Since early 2013,
the ship has been
moored along the Potong River in Pyongyang, and       
used there as a museum ship at the Pyongyang Victorious War
Museum
. 


        
        
        
        
       
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The captured crew (above) were beaten and nearly starved in the
incident that almost led to another war.

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Pueblo on display in North Korea, 2012.

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North Koreans raise their fists during a rally in 2010 in front of the
U.S. Navy spy ship Pueblo.

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On this day in 1977, the TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel. Roots received 37 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It also won a
Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented
Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third-highest-rated episode for any type of television series, and the
second-most watched overall series finale in U.S. television
history.


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LeVar Burton as Kunta Kinte, a warrior of the Mandinka people
in Gambia who is captured by slavers and taken to Annapolis,
Md.

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)


Television host, comedian, writer, and producer Johnny Carson was 
best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962–1992) on NBC. Carson received six
Emmy Awards, the Television
Academy
‘s 1980 Governor’s Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was
inducted into the
Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987 awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center
Honor
in 1993.

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TOY TRAINS FOR CHRISTMAS GIVING IN 1911

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The Ives Manufacturing Corporation made toy trains from 1868 to
1932.  For decades, Ives made clockwork trains, but created its
first electric train in 1910.

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NEWS HISTORY MADE ON THIS DAY

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The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling freighter and its crew of 29
vanished during a storm in Lake Superior on this day in 1975. It was
the largest ship to sail on the Great Lakes.

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Edmund Fitzgerald in its watery grave.

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On this day in 1969, the children’s TV series "Sesame Street" made
its debut on PBS.

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Shown above is an early cast and crew photo. (click to enlarge)

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