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NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1973, President Richard Nixon told an Associated
Press managing editors meeting in Orlando,
FL, "people have
got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not        
a crook."

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The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC,
in the newly completed north wing of the unfinished Capitol
building
 (above)  on this day in 1800. They moved from

Philadelphia.

 

        

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NEWS HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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President George H. W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas, (above) 
a federal
Circuit Judge in 1991, to succeed retiring Supreme Court 
Justice
Thurgood Marshall. Senate confirmation hearings on Thomas 
were initially completed until a report of a private interview of Anita
Hill by the FBI was leaked to the press. The hearings were then 
reopened, and Hill was called to publicly testify. She said in the 
televised hearings on this day in 1991, Thomas had
sexually
harassed
her while he was her supervisor at the Department of
Education and the EEOC.


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Anita Faye Hill

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Anita Hill turned 62 in July.

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Clarence Thomas became 70 years old in June.

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On this day in 1975, "Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time. George Carlin (below) was the guest host.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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JOHN BELMONT

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On this day in 1964, the U.S. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which gave President Johnson broad powers in dealing
with reported North Vietnamese attacks on
U.S. forces.

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U.S. forces landed at Guadalcanal on this day in 1942, marking the
start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World
War II.

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U.S. Marines rest in the field during the Guadalcanal campaign.

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On this day in 1947, the balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki, which had carried
a six-man crew (below) 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean,crashed
into a reef in a Polynesian archipelago.

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Ten Years Ago Barry Bonds Hit Homer 756 And Became Public Enemy No. 1
On this day in 2007, at the Giants home AT&T Park in San Francisco, Berry Bonds hit a 435 foot (133 m) home run, his 756th, off a pitch
from
Mike Bacsik of the Washington Nationals, breaking the all-
time career home run record, formerly held by
Hank Aaron. Bonds,
was indicted later that year on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying under oath to a federal grand jury looking
into steroid use among pro athletes.
   


    
    
    
    
   

Barry Lamar Bonds turned 54 in July.

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FIRST STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS ~ 1790

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It was on January 8, 1790, President George Washington discussed 
the nation’s economic and military future in the first State of the
Union Address.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Under the Indian Ocean, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake sent 500-mph
waves across the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal on this day in
2004. The tsunami killed at least 283,000 people in a dozen
countries, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Sumatra, Thailand
and India.

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Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled to death in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder,
CO on this day in 1996.

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On this day in 1941, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the
U.S. Congress.

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Tennessee Williams’ play "The Glass Menagerie"
was first performed publicly, at the Civic Theatre
in Chicago,
IL. on this day in 1944.

Anthony Ross, Laurette Taylor, Eddie Dowling and Julie Haydon in
the Broadway production of “The Glass Menagerie”.

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Harry S. Truman
(May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972)

Truman served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953),
taking the office upon the death of
Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On December 5, 1972, Truman was admitted to Kansas City’s
Research
Hospital and
Medical Center
with lung congestion from pneumonia. He
developed multiple organ failure and died at 7:50 am on December 26
at the age of 88.

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Although one paper decided early that Dewey won, Truman was victorious, November 4, 1948.

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