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On this day in 1912.

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On this day in 1865

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Jackie Robinson became the first African American player in
Major League Baseball on this day in 1947.


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Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson
(January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972)

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On this day in 1865

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Occurred on this day in 1912.

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The Ampex Design Team with the first broadcast videotape
recorder on this day in 1956
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The Ampex Mark IV prototype Quad Videotape Recorder is seen
here being demonstrated to CBS television network affiliate representatives.

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Loretta Lynn
(Webb) is 85 today.

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Loretta Lynn released a new album called Full Circle on March 4,
2016, marking her first studio album in more than 10 years. 

Loretta focused on raising a family until receiving a guitar for an anniversary
gift. After teaching herself to play, she went on to play with the Pen Brothers’
band The Westerners.

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British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
sign the Good Friday Agreement on this day in 1998.

The Good Friday Agreement brought to an end the 30 years of sectarian conflict
in Northern Ireland known as ‘The Troubles’.

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It was on this day in 1912.

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The novel’s first publication was on this day in 1925.

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
(September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940)

Fitzgerald died of a heart attack before he could complete The
Last Tycoon
. His manuscript, which included extensive notes for
the unwritten part of the novel’s story, was edited by his friend,
the literary critic Edmund Wilson, and published in 1941.

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FIRST AMERICAN KILLED DURING WWl

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The RMS Falaba was carrying 13 tons of high explosive cargo
which detonated when she was struck by the U-28‘s torpedo .

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On March 28, 1915, the first American citizen is killed in the eight-month-old
European conflict that would become known as the First World War, Leon
Thrasher (below), a 31-year-old mining engineer from Massachusetts,
drowned when a German submarine, the U-28, torpedoed the cargo-
passenger ship RMS Falaba (above), on its way from Liverpool. 

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Leon Chester Thrasher

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President Clinton Commits the United States to the Kosovo War on
this day in 1999.

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