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The "Mayflower", and its passengers, pilgrims from England, landed
at Plymouth Rock,
MA. on this day in 1620.

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Map of Native American Tribes and Pilgrim Colonies.

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The first church service at Plymouth.

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On this day in 1988, 270 people were killed when a Pan Am Boeing
747, Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, due to a terrorist attack.
 

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The destruction caused by debris from the explosion on board Pan
Am Flight 103 over the village of Lockerbie.

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ACTRESS PENNY MARSHALL HAS DIED AT 75

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Carole Penny Marshall (October 15, 1943 – December 17, 2018)

(Fox News) – Penny Marshall, who starred in "Laverne & Shirley," has
died. A publicist for Marshall told Fox News that the actress died 
"peacefully at her
Hollywood Hills home" from complications due to
diabetes on Monday.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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On this day in 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also stated that undeniably
loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry could not be detained.

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Filmmaker Steven Allan Spielberg is72 years old today.

Celebrated director Steven Spielberg achieved box office records with
the blockbuster films
Jaws (1975), E.T. (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993).

He received the Academy Award for Best Director for the films Schindler’s
List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He also directed the action/
adventure classic trilogy Indiana Jones starring
Harrison Ford, in the
’80s.


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RARE U.S. CURRENCY TO SELL AT AUCTION

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(Fox News) – An extremely rare U.S. currency note from the late 19th century
is expected to sell for up to $3 million when it is auctioned next year.

The 1891 $1,000 Silver Certificate is the only bill of its kind believed to exist
in private hands, according to auction house Stack’s Bowers Galleries. Known
as the Marcy note, the bill features the portrait of former New York Governor
William L. Marcy, who served as a senator and as secretary of war under
President James Knox Polk.    

Stack’s Bowers Galleries notes that the Marcy note is sometimes considered
the “unicorn” of U.S. money thanks to its unique design. The bill, which has
an estimated pre-sale value of $2 million to $3 million, is being offered at
auction for the first time.

The note will be auctioned at the Whitman Spring Expo, which takes place in Baltimore between Feb. 28 and March 3.

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GRAMMY-WINNING SINGER HAS DIED AT 81

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Nancy Sue Wilson (February 20, 1937 – December 13, 2018)

Los Angeles (AP) – Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist"
and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum
artist and top concert performer, has died.

According to her manager and publicist Devra Hall Levy, Wilson, who
retired from touring in 2011, died after a long illness at her after a long
illness at her home in Pioneer town, a California desert community near
Joshua Tree National Park.

She received many nicknames including "Sweet Nancy", "The Baby",
"Fancy Miss Nancy" and "The Girl With the Honey-Coated Voice".

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