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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1940, France and Germany signed an armistice at Compiegne, on terms dictated by the Nazis.

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On this day in 1945, during World War II, the battle for Okinawa
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It was on this day in 1938.

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Joe Louis (the Brown Bomber) drops Max Schmeling to the canvas.

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It was on this day in 1969.

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On this day in 1987.

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1858, in a speech in Springfield, IL, U.S.
Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery
issue had to be resolved. He declared, "A house
divided against itself cannot stand."

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On this day in 1963, 26-year-old Valentina Tereshkova went into orbit aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft for three days. She was the first
female space traveler.

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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova turned 81 on March 6.

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In Soweto on this day in 1976, thousands of school children revolted against the South African government’s plan to enforce Afrikaans as
the language for instruction in black schools

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An 18-year old South African school boy is seen carrying a dying
13-year old Hector Pieterson
.

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On this day in 1961, Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union
while in Paris, traveling with the Leningrad Kirov Ballet.

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Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev (March 17, 1938 – January 6, 1993)

Nureyev entered a hospital in Paris, France on November 20, 1992 and
remained there until his death from AIDS complications at age 54.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Edward White became the first American astronaut to do a "space
walk" when he left the Gemini 4 capsule on this day in 1965.

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Ed White floats beside Gemini IV, with the Gulf of California behind
him.

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Edward Higgins White II
(November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967)

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Ayatollah (Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi) Khomeini
(September 24, 1902 – June 3, 1989)

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Pope John XXIII  (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli)
(November 25, 1881 – June 3, 1963)  

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The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson on this day in 1937. The Duke died on May
28, 1972 at age 77.

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Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997)

Allen Ginsberg was an American poet, philosopher, and
writer. He is considered to be one of the leading figures
of both the
Beat Generation during the 1950s and the
counterculture that soon followed. Ginsberg vigorously
opposed
militarism, economic materialism and sexual
repression
.

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Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
(June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975)
  

Dancer and entertainer Josephine Baker was known as "Black
Pearl" and "Creole Goddess" and widely recognized by her
Danse banana costume. She was activist in the Civil Rights
Movement, and adopted a "Rainbow Tribe" of orphans from
various races.
 

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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During World War II on this day in 1943, the remainder of Nazi forces from the Battle of Stalingrad surrendered to the Soviets. Stalingrad
has since been renamed Volgograd.

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On this day in 1971, Idi Amin assumed power in Uganda after a coup
that ousted President Milton Obote.

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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce
(February 2, 1882- January 13, 1941)


James Joyce was an Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet. He is
regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the
20th century. Joyce is best known for his landmark 1922 work, Ulysses.

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Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996)

Gene Kelly was a dancer, actor of film, stage, and television,
singer, film director, producer, and
choreographer. He was
known for his energetic and athletic dancing style.

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Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc)
  (January 6, 1412 – May 30, 1431) 

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The capture of “The Maid of
Orléans”

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Samuel Morse publicly demonstrated the telegraph for the first time
on this day in 1838.

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         (John T. McCoy’s watercolor depiction of the round-the-world flight.)


The first commercial around-the-world airline flight took place on
this day in 1942. Pan American Airlines was the company that
made history with the feat.

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On this day in 1994, figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on 
the right leg by an assailant at Cobo Arena in Detroit,
MI. Four
men were later sentenced to prison for the attack, including
Tonya Harding’s ex-husband.

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Shown from left: Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan.

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

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Dizzy Gillespie’s Trumpet.

Dizzy Gillespie's Trumpet

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