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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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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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On this day in 2002, congress gave  Authorization
for Use of Military Force Against Iraq.

   
    

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It was on this day 2002, when former President Jimmy Carter won
the Nobel Peace Prize.  

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The accusations were made by Anita Hill on this day in 1991.

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Anita Hill turned 61 in July.

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Clarence Thomas became 69 years old in June.

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

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SNL, 1975
Members of the original Saturday Night Live cast during the show’s
1975 season.

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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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