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

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Robert Francis
"Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968)

Robert Kennedy was a U.S. Senator from New York and Attorney General under
his brother John‘s administration who was assassinated in 1968 while he was
running for president. He spearheaded many of the civil rights initiatives that the
Kennedy Administration put forward.

Shortly before his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve as an apprentice
seaman and later graduated from Harvard College and the University of Virginia
School of Law.

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Britain’s Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey on this day in 1947.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip today.

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Spain’s Dictator Francisco Franco died on this day in 1975. He
had been suffering from a number of health problems over the
years, including Parkinson’s disease. He was 82.

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

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The musical CABARET opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst
Theatre on this day in 1966.

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Joel Grey, center, and the original 1966 Broadway cast of "Cabaret."

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The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor on this day in1886 by
U.S. President Cleveland. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152 feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."

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Benito Mussolini took control of the Italian government and introduced fascism
to Italy on this day in 1922.

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On this day in 1962, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev informed the
U.S. that he
had ordered the dismantling of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

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Microsoft co-founder William Henry Gates III is 62 years old today.

Bill Gates has helped Microsoft become one of the most successful companies in
history. Forbes ranked him the wealthiest person in the world from 1995 to 2009.

He reportedly hacked into his high school’s computer system to make sure there
would be more girls in his classes than boys.

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Julia Fiona Roberts is 50 years young today.

Julie Roberts rose to fame as the star of Pretty Woman (1990) 
and won an Oscar for her role in Erin Brockovich in 2000. She
wanted to be a veterinarian, but she ended up signing with Click
Modeling Agency in New York. 

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On this day in 1859, Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harper’s Ferry, VA
(now located in
West Virginia).

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

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During the French Revolution on this day in 1793, Queen Marie Antoinette (below) was beheaded after being convicted of treason.

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Poland’s Karol Josef Wojtyla was elected Pope John Paul II
on this day in 1978.

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On Friday, October 16, 1998, police from Britain’s Scotland
Yard entered a room in a small, private hospital in London
and arrested former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet
Ugarte who was recovering from back surgery.

Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón had issued a request for
Pinochet’s extradition to stand trial in Spain for crimes
committed in Chile during extradition to stand trial in
Spain for crimes committed in Chile during his brutal
rule from 1973-1990.

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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 31 in March.

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James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997)


Michener was the author of more than 40 books, most of which were
fictional,
family sagas. His first book was adapted as the popular
Broadway musical South Pacific by Richard Rodgers
and Oscar
Hammerstein
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Michener’s typewriter at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

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On this day in 1943 during World War II, Benito Mussolini (center) 
was taken by German paratroopers from the Italian government
that was holding him.

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On this day in 1953,
U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy married
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.

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South African anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko died at the age
of 30 on this day in 1977. The student leader died while in police
custody which triggered an international outcry.

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Mourners surround Biko’s coffin in his home in the black township
of Ginsberg, South Africa.

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John R. Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003)

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London received its initial rain of bombs from Nazi Germany during World War II on this day in 1940.

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The military dictator and President of the Democratic
Republic of the Congo died on this day in 1997.

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The Panama Canal treaties were signed by U.S. President Carter
(left) and General Omar Torrijos Herrera on this day in 1977. The
treaties  called for the
U.S.
to turn over control of the canal’s
waterway to Panama in the year 2000.
      


        
      
      
      
      
   
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ESPN, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network,
made its debut on cable TV on this day in 1979.

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The National Professional Football Hall of Fame was dedicated
in Canton,
OH on this day in 1963.

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Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley)
(September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)

Buddy Holly was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist
who along The Crickets pioneered rock with "That’ll
Be the Day," which topped the Billboard Best Sellers.   

Buddy won a talent contest when he was five years old
for singing "Have You Ever Gone Sailing (Down the River
of Memories)."

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