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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During World War II in this day in 1943, the Soviets announced that
they had broken the Nazi siege of Leningrad, which had began in September of 1941.

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Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition (1901–1904) and the ill-
fated
Terra Nova Expedition (1910–1913). On the second venture,
Scott led a party of five which reached the
South Pole on this day
in 1912, four weeks after
Amundsen‘s Norwegian expedition. Scott
and his companions perished on the return trip to camp.

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Captain Robert Scott (June 6, 1868 – March 29, 1912)

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On this day in 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the "Boston Strangler," was convicted in Cambridge, MA, of armed robbery,
assault and sex offenses. He was sentenced to life in prison where
he was killed in 1973 by a fellow inmate.
 

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) 

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom. He is
regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story. His children’s
books are classics of children’s literature, and one critic described his
work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift”.
  

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PAST WORLD NEWS HEADLINES

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ED DONAHUE

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From the White House, President George H.W. Bush announced the
start of Operation Desert Storm on this day in 1991. The operation
was designed to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.

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Space Shuttle Columbia was launched on this day in 2003. It was
destroyed during re-entry on February 1 and all seven astronauts
on board were killed.

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Prohibition went into effect in the United States on this day in 1920.

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The Shah of Iran and his family fled Iran for Egypt on this day in 1979.

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On this day in 1964, the musical "Hello Dolly!" opened at the St.
James Theatre in New York City.

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ICONIC SPORTS ANNOUNCER HAS DIED AT 89

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Keith Max Jackson (October 18, 1928 – January 13, 2018)

Jackson is remembered for his career with ABC Sports (1966–2006)
and concise coverage of
college football (1952–2006). He died today
in California.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978)

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Japanese Chief Government Spokesman Koichi Kato issues an
official apology concerning World War ll sex slaves.

On this day in 1992, Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean
women to serve as sex slaves or “comfort girls”, as they were called, for the 
Japanese soldiers during World War II. He said, "We cannot deny that the
former Japanese army played a role" in abducting and detaining the "comfort
girls," and "We would like to express our apologies and contrition".


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L. Douglas Wilder of
Virginia, the nation’s first elected black
governor, took the oath of office in Richmond on this day in 
1990.


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Lawrence Douglas Wilder will turn 87 on January 17.

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Emile Zola’s "J’accuse" was published in Paris on this day in 1898.

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Stephen Collins Foster
  (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864)

Foster is known as "the father of American music", was an American
songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster
wrote over 200 songs; among his best-known are "Oh! Susanna",
"Camptown Races", "My Old Kentucky Home", and "Beautiful
Dreamer
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SANDY KOZEL

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The
U.S. Congress on this day in 1991, passed a resolution
authorizing President Bush (below) to use military power to
force Iraq out of Kuwait.

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During World War II on this day in 1945, Soviet forces began a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.

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Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the
U.S.
Senate on this day in 1932.

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Agatha Christie (Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller)
(September 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976) 

Christie was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels 
and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around 
around her fictional detectives
Hercule Poirot
and Miss Marple.

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The sitcom "All In the Family" debuted on CBS-TV on this day in 1971. It ran
for nine seasons till April 1979. The following September, it was replaced by

“Archie Bunker’s Place
”, which picked up where “All in the Family” had
ended and ran for four more seasons.

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Archie and Edith Bunker ( Carroll O’Connor – Jean Stapleton)

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