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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During World War II, German war planes destroyed most of the
English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers
attacked on this day in 1940.

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A German Luftwaffe high-performance medium bomber.

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Novel published on this day in 1851.

American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner once stated
he wished he had written it himself, and
D. H. Lawrence called it "one
of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world", and "the
greatest book of the sea ever written".

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On this day in 1889, New York World reporter Elizabeth Cochrane
(pen name Nellie Bly) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious
journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around the
world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the trek
the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.

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On this day in 1943, Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the
New York Philharmonic when he filled in for the ailing Bruno
Walter prior to a nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was
25 years old and
was an assistant conductor at the time.         

      
      
      
     

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Leonard Bernstein  (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)

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Aaron Copland
(November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990)

Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer,
and later a conductor of his own and other music. He was referred
to by his peers and critics as "the Dean of American Composers."

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling ship, and its crew of 29
vanished during a storm in Lake Superior on this day in 1975.

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Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died of a heart attack at age 75
on this day in 1982. He was suceeded by Yuri V. Andropov.

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Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone
on this day in 1871. Livingston was a missing Scottish missionary
in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr.
Livingstone, I presume?"

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On this day in 1969, "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.

Sesame Street is a long-running educational children’s television series that
combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced
by Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop)
and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.


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On this day in 1869, Abraham Lincoln won a four-way race as the sixteenth president of the
United States.

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John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932)

John Philip Sousa was an American composer and conductor, known
primarily for
military and patriotic marches. Because of his mastery of
march composition, he is known as "The March King"

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 25, 1840 – November 6, 1893)
  

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer of the romantic
period, some of whose works are among the most popular music
in the
classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer
whose music made a lasting impression internationally.

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Monument to the Russian classical composer Pyotr Ilyich
Tchaikovsky outside the Conservatory in Moscow, Russia.


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Mike Nichols with his mother.

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Mike Nichols (Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky)
(November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014)

Film and theatre director, producer, actor and comedian Mike Nichols was
noted for his ability to work across a range of genres and an aptitude for
getting the best out of actors regardless of their acting experience. He
began his career in the 1950s with the comedy
improvisational troupe,
The Compass Players
.

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On this day in 1962, President Kennedy went on radio and television to inform
the United States about his order to send
U.S.forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the
island.

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On this day in 1979, the ousted Shah of Iran, Mohammad Riza
Pahlavi (below), was allowed into the
U.S.
for medical treatment.

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It was on this day in 1931.

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The body of gangster Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd is shown propped
on a slab in the county morgue in East Liverpool, Ohio.

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On this day in 2002, bus driver Conrad Johnson was shot at 5:56 a.m. while standing on the steps of his bus at the 14100 block of Grand Pre Road in
Aspen Hill, Maryland. He was the last victim in the D.C. Sniper shootings.

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Pablo Casals (Pau Casals i Defilló)
(December 29, 1876 – October 22, 1973)

Pablo Casals was a cellist, composer, and conductor from Catalonia,
Spain. He is generally regarded as the pre-eminent cellist of the first
half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest cellists of all time. He
made many recordings throughout his career and was awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993)

Considered one of the greatest jazz trumpeters in history, Dizzy Gillespie 
was instrumental in the evolution of bebop and modern jazz. His first pro
gig was in 1935 with the Frank Fairfax Orchestra, followed by stints with
the orchestras of Edgar Hayes, Teddy Hill, and Cab Calloway.

“Summertime’’ (1970)

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