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SANDY KOZEL

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On his nationwide CBS-TV program, "See It Now," Edward R.
Murrow, on this day in 1954, used the Wisconsin Republican’s
own filmed and tape-recorded voice to portray him as a man
employing the half-truth as a "staple" and "repeatedly stepping
over the line between investigating and persecuting.

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Lawyer Joseph Welch at the Army-McCarthy hearings.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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  MIKE GRACIA                                                   

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On this day in 1770, a deadly riot called "The Boston Massacre" took place on King Street in Boston. It began as a street brawl between
American colonists and a lone British soldier, but quickly escalated
to a chaotic, bloody slaughter killing five people. Two British troops 
were later convicted of manslaughter. The conflict energized anti-
Britain sentiment and paved the way for the American Revolution.

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Boston Massacre Site Memorial, on the Freedom Trail behind the Old State House.

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Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley)  
(September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963)

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On this day in 1963, country music performers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in the crash of their plane, a
Piper Comanche, near Camden, Tennessee, along with pilot Randy Hughes (Cline’s manager). The investigation determined that Hughes,
a non-instrument-rated pilot, attempted visual flight in adverse
weather conditions, resulting in disorientation and subsequent loss
of control.


A Piper Comanche PA-24-180, similar to the one that crashed.

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Patsy Cline aircraft crash site, Camden, Tennessee.

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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.

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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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