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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1937 American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly
around the world at the equator.

 

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James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881)

Charles J. Guiteau (below) fatally wounded U.S. President James A.
Garfield
in Washington, DC.

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James Garfield depicted on his deathbed.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1964.

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On this day in 1834, Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical reaper for farming. His invention allowed farmers to
more than double their crop size.

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On this day in 1982, a federal jury found John W. Hinckley Jr. not guilty of attempting to assassinate the president because he was legally insane at
the time he shot President Reagan and three others on March 30, 1981.

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President Reagan waves, then looks up before being shoved (AP)
into Presidential limousine by Secret Service agents after
being shot outside a hotel in Washington in 1981.                

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TIM MAGUIRE


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Alabama Gov. George Wallace’s literal stand (left) against forced integration on this day in 1963 made him a national figure in the
ongoing Civil Rights battle.

National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Graham, center, informs Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace that the guard was under federal control as the two met at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., June 11, 1963. Wallace, who had vowed to prevent integration of the campus, gave way to federal troops. (AP)


National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Graham (left) informs Gov. George
Wallace that the guard is under federal control as the two meet at
the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

 

            

        

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On this day in June of 1963, Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk Thích
Quang Duc burned himself to death at a busy intersection in Saigon. He
was attempting to show that to fight all forms of oppression on equal
terms, Buddhism too, needed to have its martyrs.

Photographer Malcolm Browne captured the scene in Saigon for the
Associated Press, and the stark image quickly became an iconic visual
of the turbulent 1960s.

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Timothy James McVeigh  (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001)

Timothy McVeigh was convicted of blowing up the Oklahoma city federal
building killing and 168 people in the deadliest act of terrorism on American
soil. He was executed on this day in 2001.       

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
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It was on this day in 1919.

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Sir Barton’s monument and gravesite in Douglas, Wyoming.

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On this day in 1979.

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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison)
(May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

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The Duke’s grave marker.

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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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