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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in
Washington,
DC
. It attracts more than 5.6 million visitors each year.

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 Photo taken by National Guard Spc. Praxedis Pineda via Flickr

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Former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones (left) sued President
Bill Clinton for sexual harassment when he was governor, alleging
he exposed himself to her in a hotel room in 1991. The Jones suit,
which went all the way to the Supreme Court, was ultimately
dismissed by a judge on the grounds Jones could not show
damages. While it was on appeal, President Clinton agreed to      
an out-of-court settlement on this day in 1998. He paid $850,000 
without admitting liability.
 

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President Clinton is shown in this video image during his deposition
Jan. 17, 1998 in the Paula Jones case,

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Paula Corbin Jones (Paula Rosalee Corbin) turned
52 September 17.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Cleveland on this day in 1886. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152
feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."

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William Henry Gates III is 63 years old today.

Business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and
principal founder of
Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft,
Gates held the positions of
chairman, CEO and chief software architect,
while also being the largest individual
shareholder until May 2014. He
stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and assumed
a new post as technology adviser to support the newly appointed CEO
Satya Nadella.

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Julia Fiona Roberts is 51 years young today.

Julia Roberts gained fame after starring in Pretty Woman 1990 and went
on to win an Oscar for her leading role in
Erin Brockovich in 2000.

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made a
15 minute suborbital flight on this day in 1961.

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Napoléon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821)

Napoleon was a French statesman and military leader who rose to
prominence during the
French Revolution and led several successful
campaigns
during the French Revolutionary Wars. He was Emperor
of the French
from 1804 until 1814.

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Death of Napoleon the Great, French engraving from 1828.

Gold-framed portrait painting of a gaunt middle-aged man with receding hair and laurel wreath, lying eyes-closed on white pillow with a white blanket covering to his neck and a gold Jesus cross resting on his chest
Napoleon on his death bed. It is said       
he died of stomach cancer.


Napoleon’s tomb at Les Invalides.

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Karl Marx  (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883)

Karl Marx was a renowned German political theorist,
philosopher, and economist. He penned both Das
Kapital and The Communist Manifesto. He attended
both the University
of Bonn and the University of
Berlin.

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A bust of Karl Marx at the garden of the Karl
Marx House museum in Trier, Germany.

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Robert Gerard Sands (March 9, 1954 – May 5, 1981)


Bobby Sands (member of the provisional IRA – Irish
Republican Army: died following a hunger strike on
this day in 1981.

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Music Hall was dedicated in New York City on this day in 1891. It was later renamed Carnegie Hall.

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A ticket from the opening-night concert.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 2003, President George W. Bush announced the end
of major combat in Iraq.

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Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet
Union on this day in 1969. Powers was taken prisoner.

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Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977)

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The Empire State Building in New York was dedicated and opened
on this day in 1931. At 102 stories tall, it was the tallest building        
in the world at the time.

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The movie "Citizen Kane," directed and starring Orson Welles,
premiered in New York on this day in 1941. It was Welles’s first
feature film and was nominated for
Academy Awards in nine
categories, it won an
Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Welles. The film is
Considered  by many critics, filmmakers, and fans to be the
greatest film of all time.       


    
    
    
   
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Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu were married on this day in 1967
and were together until 1973.

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OFFICIAL DEDICATION ON THIS DAY IN 1885

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The Washington Monument was officially dedicated in Washington,
DC. on this day in 1885. It opened to the public in 1889.

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Artist’s rendering of the capstone being placed by
hand on the top of the Washington Monument. It
was the tallest building in the world at the time of
its completion in 1884, standing 555 feet, 5.125
inches.

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NOTE:  The Washington Monument is closed until spring 2019. The National Park Service is modernizing the elevator to increase long
term reliability.

     

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