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camille bohannon
CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1972.

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The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston on this day.

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On this day in 1994.

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Kate Smith (Kathryn Elizabeth Smith)
(May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986)


Kate Smith was known as The First Lady of Radio, who is remembered 
for her rendition of
Irving Berlin‘s "God Bless America". She had
a
radio
, television, and recording career spanning five decades.


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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1904.

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King Hussein of Jordan married 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who
became Queen Noor on this day in 1978.

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Ella Fitzgerald died this day in 1996.

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Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE


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Alabama Gov. George Wallace’s literal stand (left) against forced integration on this day in 1963 made him a national figure in the
ongoing Civil Rights battle.

National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Graham, center, informs Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace that the guard was under federal control as the two met at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., June 11, 1963. Wallace, who had vowed to prevent integration of the campus, gave way to federal troops. (AP)


National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Graham (left) informs Gov. George
Wallace that the guard is under federal control as the two meet at
the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

 

            

        

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On this day in June of 1963, Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk Thích
Quang Duc burned himself to death at a busy intersection in Saigon. He
was attempting to show that to fight all forms of oppression on equal
terms, Buddhism too, needed to have its martyrs.

Photographer Malcolm Browne captured the scene in Saigon for the
Associated Press, and the stark image quickly became an iconic visual
of the turbulent 1960s.

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Timothy James McVeigh  (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001)

Timothy McVeigh was convicted of blowing up the Oklahoma city federal
building killing and 168 people in the deadliest act of terrorism on American
soil. He was executed on this day in 2001.       

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
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It was on this day in 1919.

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Sir Barton’s monument and gravesite in Douglas, Wyoming.

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On this day in 1979.

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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison)
(May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

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The Duke’s grave marker.

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ADAM WEST HAS DIED AT 88

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Adam West (William West Anderson)
(September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017).

Adam West was best known for his portrayal of the title role in the
1960s
ABC series Batman and its theatrical feature film. His acting
career began in films in 1959. West died in Los Angeles after a short
battle with leukemia.

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Ross-ap-3
ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1967, Israel and Syria agreed to a cease-fire that
ended the Six-Day War.

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The Army of Yugoslavia began withdrawal from Kosovo on this
day in 1999. NATO had suspended air strikes in Yugoslavia after
Slobodan Milosevic agreed to the withdrawal.  

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Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by Dr. Robert Smith (left) and
William G. Wilson on this day in 1935.

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Little girl Garland

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Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm)
(June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

Judy Garland began performing vaudeville
at the age of two and a half.

She received a Grammy Lifetime
Achievement Award posthumously
in 1997.

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It was on this day in 2004.

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Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004)

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