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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1927, Charles Lindbergh took off from New York
to cross the Atlantic for Paris aboard his airplane the "Spirit of
St. Louis." The trip took 33 1/2 hours.

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Amelia Earhart took off to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean on
this day in 1932. She became the first woman to achieve the feat.

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On this day in 1961, a white mob attacked the Freedom Riders in Montgomery, AL. The event prompted the federal government to
send in
U.S. marshals.

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The Freedom Riders Burning Bus.

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During a violent storm on his first return voyage, Columbus, then approximately
41, suffered an attack of what was believed at the time to be gout. During later
years, he was plagued with influenza and other fevers, bleeding from the eyes,
and prolonged attacks of gout. The suspected attacks increased in duration
and severity, sometimes leaving Columbus bedridden for months at a time,
and culminated in his death 14 years later at age 54.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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                             Harry Randall Truman
                             (October 30, 1896 – May 18, 1980)

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U.S. Supreme Court of 1896.

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Pope Saint John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła)
(May 18, 1920 – April 2, 20005)

Pope Paul II was the second longest-serving pope in history who
was the leader of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005. He was
one of the most travelled world leaders in history, visiting 129
countries during his pontificate and helping end Communist rule
in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe. He was one of
the most influential leaders of the 20th century.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled
that covenants prohibiting the sale of real estate
to blacks and other minorities were legally
unenforceable.

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Joseph Paul "Joe" DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999)

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Joe DiMaggio made his major-league debut on this day in 1936.

DiMaggio is perhaps best known for his 56-game hitting streak (May 15 –
July 16, 1941), a record that still stands.

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James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006)

Known as The Godfather of Soul,singer James Brown gained fame for his
anthem "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and Rolling Stone magazine ranked him
seventh on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.He lived with his
aunt who was a madam at a brothel and, after being released from prison
for robbery, he became a gospel singer.

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SANDY KOZEL

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It was on this day in 2003.

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Iraqis kick at the toppled statue of Saddam Hussein.

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America’s first seven astronauts are announced to the world
during a NASA press conference held on this day in 1959.   

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The wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles was
on this day in 2005.

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On this day in 1911, the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. 

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Former President George H.W. Bush skydiving to celebrate his
72nd birthday on this day in 1997.

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In this March 25, 1965 file photo, state troopers block the steps of the Alabama state capitol at Montgomery, Ala. from civil rights marchers at the end of their five-day march from Selma, Ala.
State troopers block the steps of the Alabama state capitol at Montgomery, Ala. from civil rights marchers at the end of their
five-day march from Selma, Alabama on this day in 1965.

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Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to the crowd of marchers at the
state capital in Alabama.

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Aerial photo shows crowd of thousands assembled in front of the 
Capitol.

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Aretha Louise Franklin is 75 today.

Aretha Franklin started singing at her father’s church after her
mother’s death and launched her solo career when she was
eighteen.

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