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During World War II on this day in1943, 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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Often portrayed as a “monster in disguise”, Idi Amin was the third President of Uganda.

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Saddam Hussein’s Underground Hiding Place.

Alive, Memes, and Spider: December 13, 2003: Deposed raqi
 leader Saddam Hussein is captured
 alive by US forces near Tikrit, lraq.
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An Iraqi-American named Samir, who served as a translator for the Special Forces, is pictured pinning Hussein to the ground. Hussein was pulled from a spider hole along with a Glock 18C, an AK-47, and $750,000 in US bank notes. Credit: @todayinamericanhistory

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The first Trial of Saddam Hussein began on October 19, 2005. He was
sentenced to death November 5, 2006 and was executed (below) the following month on December 30.

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Richard “Dick” Wayne Van Dyke 93 years old today.

Dick Van Dyke is the Star of The Dick Van Dyke Show 
on CBS (1961 – 1966) and Diagnosis: Murder on CBS 
(1993 – 2001). He won a SAG Life Achievement award      
in 2012 and a Disney Legend Award in 1998. He also      
starred in the 1964 classic
Mary Poppins and was 
cast in the film’s sequel, Mary Poppins Returns.        

        
        
        
       

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On this day in 1945, 24 Nazi leaders went before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.

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The judges panel during testimony at Nuremberg Trials.

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Francisco I. Madero (below) led a revolution that broke out in Mexico
on this day in 1910.


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The musical Cabaret opened on this day in 1966 at the Broadhurst Theater for a run of 1,166 performances.

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Joel Grey, in the role of master of ceremonies during the "Money
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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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On this day in 1859, Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the federal
arsenal at Harper’s Ferry,
VA
(now located in West Virginia). He was
hoping to instigate a wider slave rebellion.

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"John Brown’s Fort" at Harpers Ferry.

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John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859)

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On this day in 1987, Rescuers freed Jessica McClure from the
abandoned well that she had fallen into in Midland,
TX. She
was trapped for 58 hours.

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Jessica McClure Morales turned 32 on March 26.

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