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President Johnson (far right) signs the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in
the White House East Room as congressional leaders look on.

On this day in 1964,  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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The balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki, which had carried a six-man crew
4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean, crashed into a reef in a
Polynesian archipelago on this day in 1947. The crew made
successful landfall and all returned safely.

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Barry Bonds watches his 756th career home run head for the right- 
center-field bleachers.

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Oliver Norvell "Babe" Hardy (Norvell Hardy)
(January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957)

Oliver Hardy was comic actor and one half of Laurel and
Hardy
, the classic double act that began in the era of
silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927-1951.

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From left: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy



Grave of Oliver Hardy, at Valhalla Memorial Park 
Cemetery
in North Hollywood.

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MIKE GRACIA

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It was on this day in 2005.

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John Wilkes Booth

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Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began on this day in
1987 with National Security Council staff member Oliver North
testifying before a Congressional committee.  He was ultimately
indicted on 16 felony counts.

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It was on this day in 1981, President Ronald Reagan announced
he was nominating
Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to
become the first female justice on the
U.S. Supreme Court.

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Sandra Day O’Connor turned 81 in March.

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Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) is 77 years old today.

Ringo Starr was asked to join The Beatles after their drummer
Pete Best had a falling out with the band.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1937 American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly
around the world at the equator.

 

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James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881)

Charles J. Guiteau (below) fatally wounded U.S. President James A.
Garfield
in Washington, DC.

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James Garfield depicted on his deathbed.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1954

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On this day in 1973.

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The Buttonwood Agreement on this day in 1792 marked the
beginning of the New York Stock Exchange.Two dozen stock 
brokers met under a buttonwood tree in Lower Manhattan.

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LONG-LOST LINCOLN LETTER UP FOR SALE

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A once lost letter written by Abraham Lincoln responding to accusations of getting
in the way of a corruption investigation, is worth more than $80,000 – and it is now
for sale. The letter was one of several that were left in an abandoned house and
lost for many years. It is dated Feb. 12, 1864 and was addressed to Secretary of
the Treasury Salmon Chase, who Lincoln believed was behind “all the mischief”
in an accusation that the nation’s 16th president was thwarting a congressional investigation of corruption.   

Nathan Raab, the principal at The Raab Collection said…“This is a remarkable
find, we have no doubt it will find an appreciative new home.”

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Abraham Lincoln, 1864.

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