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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1964, The Beatles made the first of three record-
breaking appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show." 73 million
people watched the show. It was their American TV debut.

   
    

    
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During World War II on this day in 1943, the battle of Guadalcanal
ended with an American victory over Japanese forces.


THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, February 9, 1943. 


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Some 60,000 Allies forces fought on the island between August 1942
and February 1943.

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These Japanese prisoners were among those captured by American
forces on Guadalcanal Island. 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Romania’s hard-line Communist ruler, Nicolae Ceausescu, was overthrown in a popular uprising on this day in 1989.

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Foreign protesters campaign against the Ceaucescu regime.

Executed: Ceausescu and his wife Elena attempted to flee Romania in 1989 but were caught and executed
Ceausescu and his wife Elena attempted to flee Romania but were 
caught and executed in Targoviste on Christmas Day.

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The above photo shows the wall where the two were shot. The site
became part of a museum in 2013.

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Richard Colvin Reid, also known as the Shoe Bomber, is a British terrorist who attempted to detonate an explosive device packed
into his shoes
while on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to
Miami on this day in 2001.

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One of Richard Reid’s explosive shoes.

Sideview of 767 on climbout against a pale blue sky. A blue, white and red cheat-line runs the full length of the fuselage, above which says "American". The vertical tail sports two "A"s, between which is a simplified eagle.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1954, the U.S. Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph
R. McCarthy for what it called "conduct that tends to bring the
Senate into dishonor and disrepute." The censure was related to McCarthy’s controversial investigation of suspected communists in
the U.S. government, military and civilian society.

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A self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated by Dr.
Enrico Fermi and his staff at the University of Chicago on this day
in 1942. The above illustration shows scientists watching the first 
sustained fission chain reaction.

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Enrico Fermi (1901–1954)

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NEWS HISTORY MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Communist East Germany opened its borders, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany on this day in 1989.


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On this day in 1965, the great Northeast blackout occurred as
several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power
failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.

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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1871, The Great Chicago Fire began in southwest
Chicago, possibly in a barn owned by Patrick and Katherine O’Leary,
was fanned by strong southwesterly winds, the flames rage for more
than 24 hours, eventually leveling three and a half square miles and 
wiping out one-third of the city. Approximately 250 people were
killed in the fire; 98,500 people are left homeless; 17,450 buildings
were destroyed. Parts of the upper Midwest were also scorched.

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Donald James Larsen (New York Yankees) pitched the first perfect
game in the history of the World Series on this day in 1956.

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New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra leaping into the
arms of pitcher Don Larsen after the completion of his
perfect game.

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Don James Larsen turned 89 August 7.

New York Yankees’ Don Larsen (above) sits in the dugout at the
Yankees Old Timers’ Day baseball game Sunday, June 17, 2018,
at Yankee Stadium in New York.

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