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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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American singer-actor Rick Springfield performs before a large
crowd at the Live Aid famine relief concert at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia on this day in 1985.

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Live Aid concert crowds at Wembley Stadium in London.

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Jean-Paul Marat, a famous French revolutionary and member of the
Club des Cordeliers, was assassinated by the Girondin sympathizer Charlotte Corday on this day in 1793.

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Jean-Paul Marat
(May 24, 1743 – July 13, 1793)

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In New York, Civil War draft riots erupted on this day in 1863.

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It was on this in 1977 when a power blackout hit the Big Apple.

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Actor Harrison Ford is 76 years old today.

Iconic actor Harrison Ford’s memorable characters include Han Solo from
the original Star Wars trilogy from 1977, Indiana Jones trilogy beginning
in 1981, and Rick Deckard from the 1982 sci-fi classic
Blade Runner. He
earned Golden Globe Award nominations for his roles in
Witness (1985),
The Mosquito Coast
(1986), The Fugitive (1993) and Sabrina (1995). He
was ranked #1 on Empire’s 1997 list of the Top 100 Movie Stars of All
Time.

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SANDY KOZEL

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

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U.S. 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 1962.

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Jim Morrison (Left) of The Doors died in Paris at age 27 on this day
in 1971. The cause was allegedly of a heroin overdose.

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James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971)

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Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is 56 years old today.


Actor Tom Cruise won Golden Globe Awards for his roles in
Born on the
Fourth of
July
(1990), Jerry Maguire (1996), and Magnolia (2000). He had
his breakthrough role in the 1983 film
Risky Business and in 1996, he
began playing Ethan Hunt in the popular Mission: Impossible film series. 

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Tom Cruise from the 1986 classic summer blockbuster Top Gun.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During the American Civil War on this day in 1863, the first day’s
fighting at Gettysburg began. It was the bloodiest battle.

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On this day in 1946, the United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic
bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

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

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Theodore Roosevelt (center) with his “Rough Riders”.

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Spencer)  
(July1, 1961 – August 31, 1997)  

Diana married Charles, the Prince of Wales and the heir to
the throne of 16 Commonwealth realms. She became an
international icon for her beauty and her work with charities.

Her death, which was reportedly caused by her driver’s
drunkenness, sparked widespread media attention and
conspiracy theories.

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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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Actor Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004)

Brando’s Academy Award-winning performances include Terry
Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Don
Vito Corleone in 
The Godfather (1972). Brando was an activist for many causes,
notably the
civil rights movement and various Native American
groups.

Marlon Brando was ranked by the American Film Institute as the
fourth-greatest movie star among male movie stars whose screen
debuts occurred in or before 1950. He was one of six professional
actors, along with Charlie Chaplin, Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball,
Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe, named in 1999 by Time
magazine as one of its 100 Most Important People of the Century.
Brando died of respiratory failure on July 1, 2004, at age 80.

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Marlon Brando in a still photo from The Godfather.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1945, the Russians took Berlin after 12 days of fierce house-to-house fighting. The Allies announced the surrender of
Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.

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Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was wounded by his
own men in the battle of Chancellorsville,
VA. on this day in 1863 and
died 8 days later.

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Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
(January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863)

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On this day in 1994, Nelson Mandela claimed victory after South
Africa’s first democratic elections.

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John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972)

J. Edgar Hoover was the longtime director of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He became involved in law
enforcement as a special assistant to the attorney general,
overseeing the roundups and deportations of suspected
communists during the post-World War I Red Scare. He
was named bureau director in 1924, Hoover emphasized
modern investigational
techniques and earned renown
for challenging criminal syndicates. He also became
known for secretly monitoring the activities of various
organizations that were considered subversive, including
the Black Panthers, the Socialist Workers Party and the
Ku Klux Klan. Despite his controversial methods, Hoover
remained in power until his death.

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Crosby was born in Tacoma, Washington.

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MIKE GRACIA

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in Warm Spring, GA. on this
day in 1945. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63. Harry
S. Truman (below) became president.

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Truman (left) being sworn as the 33rd president of the United
States.

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Fort Sumter was shelled by Confederacy, starting America’s Civil
War on this day in 1861.

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Soviet Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin became first man to orbit the Earth
on this day in 1961.

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On this day in 1981, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off from
Cape Canaveral, FL, on its first test flight. It orbits Earth 37 times
before landing.

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Commander John W. Young, left, and Pilot Robert L. Crippen.

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David Letterman retired as host of “The Late Show” on May 20,
2015.

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David Michael Letterman is 71 years old today.

David Letterman became a late night TV host during the 1982 debut of
NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman, and later hosted
The Late Show 
with David Letterman. In 2014, he announced that he would retire from
The Late Show in 2015. He once worked as a weatherman for AM radio
station WNTS and anchored on Indianapolis television station WLWI.

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