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On this day in 1936, Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry American Wallis Warfield Simpson. He became the Duke of Windsor.

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On this day in 1941, Germany and Italy declared war on the
United
States
. The U.S in turn declared war on the two countries.

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The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
(UNICEF) was established on this day in 1946 by the U.N.
General Assembly. The fund provides relief to children in
countries devastated by war.

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Original series began on this day in 1980 and aired till May 8, 1988
on the CBS television network.

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Anyone else enjoying "The Lads" on Magnum PI thanks to Netflix? | Dobie Friendzy

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1954, the U.S. Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph
R. McCarthy for what it called "conduct that tends to bring the
Senate into dishonor and disrepute." The censure  was related to McCarthy’s controversial investigation of suspected communists
in the U.S. government, military and civilian society.

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A self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated by Dr.
Enrico Fermi (below) and his staff at the University of Chicago on
this day in 1942.

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On this day in 2001, Enron Corp. filed for Chapter 11 reorganization
five days after Dynegy walked away from a $8.4 billion buyout. It was
the largest bankruptcy in
U.S. history.


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On the day in 1982, Doctors at the University of Utah implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Barney
Clark (below). He lived 112 days with the device. The operation
was the first of its kind.

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Seattle dentist Barney Clark and Dr. William C. DeVries.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait on this day in 1520.

The strait was named after him. He was the first European to sail the Pacific from the east.

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Ferdinand Magellan
  (1480 – April 27, 1521)

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Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain
on this day in 1990.

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Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer, was clubbed
to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate on
this day in 1994.

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On this day in 1925, “The Grand Ole Opry” made its radio debut
on station WSM, Nashville under the name "WSM Barn Dance".

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On this day in 1950, China entered the Korean conflict forcing UN
forces to retreat.

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The Nazis forced 500,000 Jews of Warsaw, Poland to live within a
walled ghetto on this day in 1940.

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On this day in 1973, Rose Mary Woods, told a federal court
that she was responsible for the 18-1/2 minute gap in a key
Watergate tape. Woods was
President Nixon‘s personal
secretary.

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The motion picture "Casablanca" had its world premiere at the
Hollywood Theater in New York City on this day in 1942.

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Tina Turner (Anna Mae Bullock) is 78 today.

Considered the Queen of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner released
the single "Proud Mary" in 1971 and has received eleven
Grammy Awards, collaborating with many other popular artists.

Tina  picked cotton with her parents as sharecroppers, and soon
moved in with her great-aunt after her parents divorced in 1978
and later worked as a nurse’s aide, dreaming of becoming a
nurse someday.

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UN War Crimes panel tries Slobodan Melosevic for genocide in
Bosnia.

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Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych declares win in disputed vote on this
date in 2004. He was poisoned during the election campaign when
it was confirmed that he ingested hazardous amounts of TCDD
, the
most potent dioxin and a contaminant in Agent Orange.

He suffered disfigurement as a result of the poisoning, but he has
since made made a full physical recovery (below).
 

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The first edition of "Life" magazine was hit the newsstands on
this day in 1936. The cover depicted the Fort Peck Dam in
Montana.

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Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967)


Luce was a  magazine magnate who was called “the most
influential private citizen in America of his day".


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On this day in 1903, Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso made
his U.S. debut with the
Metropolitan Opera in New York City in "Rigoletto."  He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses
of Europe and America, appearing in a wide variety of roles from
the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to
the dramatic.
         
     


    
    
    
   
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Enrico Caruso (February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921)

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