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Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.) 
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

African-American Civil Rights Movement leader and pastor 
Martin Luther King Jr.who is remembered best for his iconic
"I Have A Dream Speech," which he gave in front of the
Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington. He
received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

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At age 25, Dr. King became the pastor at Dexter Avenue
Baptist Church in Alabama.

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President Richard M. Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam on this day in 1973. He cited
progress in peace negotiations as the reason.

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England’s Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor) was crowned in Westminster Abbey on this day in 1559.


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On this day in 1943, the Pentagon was dedicated as the world’s largest office building just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA. The structure covers 34 acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors.

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The first National Football League Super Bowl was played on this
DAY IN 1967. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City
Chiefs of the American Football League. The final score was 35-
10.

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ED DANAHUE

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On this  day in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery,
AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was
arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the
U.S.        

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Sergei M. Kirov, a collaborator of Joseph Stalin, was assassinated
at the Leningrad party headquarters on this day in 1934.

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Beatlemania arrived in America on this day in 1963 with the release
of the single “I Want to Hold Your Hand”.

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Heywood "Woody" Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is 82
years old today.

Iconic writer and director Woody Allen is known for his unique blend
of comedy and style. His most celebrated films include Annie Hall
(1977), Manhattan (1979), And Hannah and Her Sisters (1986). He
performed card and magic tricks in his youth and underwent the legal
process of changing his name to Heywood Allen when he was 17.

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An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany,
found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes on this day
in 1946.

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The Berlin Airlift came to an end on this day in 1949. The airlift had taken
2.3 million tons of food into the western sector despite the Soviet blockade.

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African-American James Meredith James Meredith succeeded in registering
at the University of Mississippi on this day in 1962. It was his fourth attempt
to register.

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James Meredith is escorted by U.S. Marshals.

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James Howard Meredith turned 84 in June.

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The Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart opera The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote)
premiered in Vienna, Austria on this day in 1791.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791)

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James Byron Dean
(February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

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Ed Donahue

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on this day in 1519 to
find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during
the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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On this day in 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. was signing books at a store in
Harlem when a woman stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. The
sharp instrument went through his sternum and came close.

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King during his hospital stay.

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Holocaust survivor and Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal died on this
day in 2005. He was 96.

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Wiesenthal’s grave marker in Israel.

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It was on this day in 1973.

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On this day in 1973, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way
to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also
killed.

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Sophia Loren (Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone) 
is 83 today.

Italian actress Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for Best
Actress for her role as Cesira in the 1962 film Two Women. She
voiced the character Mama Topolino in the 2011 Disney feature
Cars 2. Before fame, she was a finalist for a beauty pageant in
Naples at the age of fourteen.

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April 6, 1962

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On this day in 1957, nine black students attempt to attend
Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The situation
turned
potentially violent and President Eisenhower sent in
the national Guard to escort the students to school.


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The Ford Motor Company began selling the Edsel on this day in
1957. The car was so unpopular that it was taken off the market
only two years.

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Los Angeles, CA, was founded by Spanish settlers on this day in
1781. The original name was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina
de Los Angeles de Porciuncula," which translates as "The Town of
the Queen of Angels."

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Statue depicting Governor Felipe de Neve, in Los Angeles Plaza.

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On this day in 1888, George Eastman registered the name "Kodak"
and patented his roll-film camera (below). The camera took 100 exposures per roll.

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The original Kodak camera, introduced by George Eastman.

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George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932)

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On this day in 1972, swimmer Mark Spitz captured his seventh
Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter medley relay event at
Munich, Germany. Spitz was the first Olympian to win seven
gold medals.

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Mark Andrew Spitz turned 67 on February 10.

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is 36 today.


Beyoncé is a  former member of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child who
also became a widely successful solo artist. She has won a total of 22
Grammy Awards for songs such as "Single Ladies," "Drunk in Love"
and "Crazy in Love."  She won her first school talent show with her
rendition of "Imagine" by
John Lennon.

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