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DIANE KEPLY

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On this day in 1957, the Arkansas National Guard was ordered by Governor Orval Faubus to keep nine black students from going into
Little Rock’s Central High School.

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Orval Eugene Faubus (January 7, 1910 – December 14, 1994)

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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
two years later.

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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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View of a statue depicting the Governor Felipe de Neve, in Los
Angeles Plaza.

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George Eastman registered the name "Kodak" and patented his
roll-film camera on this day in 1888. The camera took 100 photos 
per roll.

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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 68 in February.

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is 37 years young today.

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 2
2 Grammy Awards for songs such as "
Single Ladies (Put a Ring
on It)
," "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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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

today in history

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ED DANAHUE

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have a Dream" speech at a
civil rights rally in Washington,
DC. on this day in 1963. Over 200,000
people attended.

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It was on this day in 1968.

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It was on this day in 1955.

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J. W. Milam, 36, and half-brother Roy Bryant, 24, confer with one of their lawyers J.W. Kellum, right, just before pleding innocent, September 6, 1955 at Sumner, Miss.. They are charged with kidnapping Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black youth who they claim “made some remarks” and whistled at Bryant’s wife. (AP Photo/Gene Herrick)
J. W. Milam, 36, and half-brother Roy Bryant, 24, confer with one of
their lawyers J.W. Kellum, right, just before pleading innocent, Sept.
6, 1955 at Sumner, MS. They were charged with kidnapping Emmett
Till, a 14-year-old black youth who they claim “made some remarks”
and whistled at Bryant’s wife.

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A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Charles and Princess Diana
on this day in 1996. This was the official end to the 15-year marriage.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1944, Nazi police raided a house in Amsterdam and arrested eight people. Anne Frank, a teenager at the time, was one
of the people arrested. Her diary (below) would be published after
her death in 1945. The exact cause of her death was not determined,

although in early 1945, a typhus epidemic spread through the labor
camp where the Frank women were being held, killing 17,000
prisoners.  Other diseases, including
typhoid fever, were also 
rampant.

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On this day in 1914, Britain declared war on Germany. The U.S. proclaimed its neutrality.

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It was on this day in 1964.

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The burned out station wagon that slain civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner were driving in is seen June, 1964 in the Bogue Chitto swamp some 20 kilometers (13 miles) northeast of Philadelphia, Mississippi
The burned out station wagon that slain civil rights workers were
driving in is seen June, 1964 in the Bogue Chitto swamp.

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It was on this day in 1892.

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Lizzie Andrew Borden  (July 19, 1860 – June 1, 1927)

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Andrew and Abby Borden (above) were axed to death
in their home (above) in Fall River, MA. Sunday school
teacher Lizzie Borden, Andrew Borden’s daughter from
a previous marriage, was accused of the killings, but
acquitted at trial.

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Louis Daniel Armstrong  (August 4, 1901 – July 6, 1971)

Nicknamed Satchmo, Satch, and Pops, Louis Armstrong was an American trumpeter, composer, singer and occasional actor who was one of the most influential figures in jazz. His career spanned five decades, from the 1920s to 
the 1960s, and different eras in the history of jazz. In 2017, he was inducted
into the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1964, three civil rights workers disappeared.

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The U.S. Constitution went into effect when New Hampshire became
the ninth state to ratify it on this day in 1788.

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Signatures of John Langdon and Nicholas Gilman on the US
Constitution document. They represented New Hampshire.

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Cyrus Hall McCormick (February 15, 1809 – May 13, 1884)


Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical
reaper for farming on this day in 1843. His invention
allowed farmers to more than double their crop size.

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On this day in 1982, John Hinckley, Jr. (above) was found not guilty
by reason of insanity for the shooting of President Ronald Reagan
and three others during an assassination attempt on March 30, 1981.


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President Reagan (center) is rushed to a waiting vehicle after being
shot in the chest while leaving a union convention at a Washington,
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Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge is 36 years old today.

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The Duke and Duchess of of Cambridge pictured outside the Lindo
Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, after the birth of
their second son.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1987, U.S,
President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet
Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. It was 29
months later when Gorbachev allowed Berliners to destroy the wall.

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On September 12,1990, now-former President Reagan returned
to Berlin with wife Nancy, where he personally took a few
symbolic hammer swings at a remnant of the Berlin Wall.

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On this day in 1963, Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally
shot in front of his home in Jackson, MS.

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Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963)

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Byron De La Beckwith was accused of killing civil rights activist
Medgar Evers in 1963. After two trials had hung juries in 1964,
he was finally convicted of the crime in 1994. He received a life
sentence in prison where he died on January 21, 2001 at the age
of 80.

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On 12 June 1978, Berkowitz was sentenced to 25 years to life in
prison for each murder, to be served consecutively. The Serial
killer had terrorized the streets of New York City for over a year.
killing six people and leaving seven others severely injured. He
was being called the .44 Caliber Killer at the time.

 

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David Richard Berkowitz turned 65 on June 1.


In 1987, Berkowitz claimed to have become an
evangelical Christian while
in prison. According to his personal testimony, his moment of
conversion
occurred after reading
Psalm 34:6 from a Bible given to him by a fellow
inmate. He says he is no longer to be referred to as the "Son of Sam"
but the "Son of Hope".  

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York on this day in 1939.

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This famous photo from the 1939 Hall of Fame dedication ceremony
is missing Ty Cobb, who received more votes than any other player
in the first election.

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