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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The battle began on this day in 1861 at Manassas Junction, VA.
and the Confederates won the battle.

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The "Monkey Trial" ended on this day in 1925 in Dayton, TN. John T. Scopes
was convicted and fined $100 for violating the state prohibition on teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The conviction was later overturned on a legal technicality because the judge had set the fine instead of the jury.

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John T. Scopes

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That first war ended on this day in 1954.

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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961)

Ernest Hemingway was an American modernist author whose most
famous works include The Old Man and the Sea, A Farewell to Arms,
and For Whom the Bell Tolls. A Nobel Prize-winning author associated
with the "Lost Generation," Hemingway became known for both his
adventurous lifestyle and his eloquently sparse literary aesthetic.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The Spanish Civil War began on this day in 1936 as Gen. Francisco Franco led an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North
Africa.

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Mary Jo Kopechne

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Ted Kennedy after the accident.

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Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy
(February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009)
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) 

Nelson Mandela was a South African revolutionary and politician who radically
changed the conditions of the Apartheid state of South Africa by addressing institutionalized racism and inequality. He served 27 years in prison and, upon
his release in 1994, he became South Africa’s first black chief executive, an
office he served for five years. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993
while he was still in prison.

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Rickie Lee Skaggs is 63 years old today.

Rickie Skaggs is a country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and
composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar
and banjo. Skaggs was born in Cordell, Kentucky. He started playing music
at age 5 after he was given a mandolin by his father,

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SANDY KOZEL

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The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three days
on this day in 1863. It was a major victory for the North as  the Confederate troops retreated.

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Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army
at Cambridge,
MA. on this day in 1775.

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It was on this day in 1988.

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USS Vincennes (CG-49) is a U.S. Navy Ticonderoga class AEGIS
guided missile cruiser.

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Algeria gained it’s independence on this day in 1962.

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Jim Morrison (Doors) died in Paris on this day in 1971, allegedly of
a heroin overdose.

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Tom Cruise (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV) is 55 years old today.

Tom Cruise grew up in an abusive household and had planned to become
a priest before becoming interested in acting.

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1989 biographical war drama film.

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Tom Cruise(holding flag)portraying
Vietnam
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Ron Kovic.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During the U.S. Civil War, the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg
began on this day in 1863.

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The first peacetime detonation of a nuclear bomb happened on
Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean on this day in 1946.

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During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his
"Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in
Cuba on this day in 1898.

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Spencer) 
(July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997)

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The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain
to China on this day in 1997. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.

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It was on this day in 2004.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1808

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Jefferson Finis Davis
(June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889)

Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate
States of America from its beginning in 1861 to its
collapse in 1865. His 1881 memoir The Rise and
Fall of the Confederate Government helped restore
his reputation after the war and he is now an icon
and symbol of pride for many Southerners.

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