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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1945, Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS
Missouri,
ending World War II. The war ended six years and one day
after it began.

 

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Douglas MacArthur signs the Japanese surrender documents.

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On this day in 1864, during the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by
Gen. William T. Sherman (below) occupied Atlanta following the
retreat of the Confederates.

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On this day in 1944, future President George Herbert Walker Bush
is serving as a torpedo bomber pilot in the Pacific theater of
World
War II
when his squadron is attacked by Japanese anti-aircraft guns
forcing Bush to bail out of the plane over the ocean. According to
the Navy’s records, Bush’s squadron was conducting a bombing
mission on a Japanese installation on the island of Chi Chi Jima in
the Pacific when they encountered heavy anti-aircraft fire. The engine
on Bush’s plane was set ablaze, yet Bush managed to release his
bombs and head back toward the aircraft carrier San Jacinto before
bailing out over the water.

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George H.W. Bush turned 94 in June.

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The Great Fire of London broke out on this day in 1666. It burned for three days destroying 10,000 buildings including St. Paul’s Cathedral
with only six fatalities.        
 
    
    

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It was announced on this day in 1985, the Titanic had been found on 
by a
U.S. and French expedition 560 miles off Newfoundland. The
luxury liner had been missing for 73 years.

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A photograph of the Titanic believed to have been taken the day
before she left on her ill-fated voyage in 1912.

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The last known photo of Titanic heading out for open sea off the
coast of Ireland.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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The Pentagon reported the first of two North Vietnamese attacks on
U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin on this day in 1964. The attack sparks escalation of the Vietnam War.

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The guided missile destroyer USS McCormick is fired upon by North Vietnamese shore batteries.

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Iraq invaded the oil-rich country of Kuwait on this day in 1990. Iraq claimed that Kuwait had driven down oil prices when it exceeded
production quotas set by OPEC. Saddam Hussein became the
President of Iraq.

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Toppling the statue of Saddam Hussein during the invasion of Iraq.

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Lieutenant John F. Kennedy’s encounter with a Japanese destroyer
on the night of August 1, 1943, may be the most famous small-craft engagement in naval history. The vessel sank on this day in 1943.

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Future U.S. President Lieutenant John F. Kennedy aboard the PT-109.

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It was on this day in 1923.

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Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923)

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James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876)


The card hand held by Hickok at his death, now
widely known as the "
dead man’s hand".

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Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall
on this day in 1876.

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Jack McCall (1852 or 1853 – March 1, 1877) was
also known as "Crooked Nose" or "Broken Nose 
Jack".


Hickok’s star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ED DANAHUE

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It was on this day in 1975.

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On this day in 1965, U.S. President Johnson (center) signed into law Social Security Act that established Medicare and Medicaid. It went
into effect the following year. Former President Harry S. Truman
is seated on the right. 

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A photo of Truman’s application form.

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Black Tom pier shortly after the explosion.

The Black Tom explosion on July 30, 1916, in Jersey City, New Jersey, was an
act of
sabotage by German agents to destroy American-made munitions that
were to be supplied to the
Allies in World War I.

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The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on
this day in 1945. The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out
of 1,196 men aboard survived the attack.

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A rescuer's memories shed light on the USS Indianapolis (CA-35), and the shark-infested nightmare the crew endured.
An artists illustration of the attack on The USS Indianapolis.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

Henry Ford was an American industrialist and a business
magnate
, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the
sponsor of the development of the
assembly line technique
of
mass production.

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Henry Ford with a Model T in Buffalo, New York, in 1921.

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Actor Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is 71 years old today.

Bodybuilder, actor, and politician who served as the governor of California
from 2003 to 2011. His best known films include
Conan the Barbarian (1982) 
Predator (1987) The Terminator series (beginning in 1984) and Total Recall
(1990). In 1996 he portrayed Howard Langston in the holiday comedy film 
Jingle All the Way.

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SANDY KOZEL

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It was on this day in 1956.

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Louise Joy Brown, the first test-tube baby, was born in Oldham,
England on this day in 1978. She had been conceived through
in-vitro fertilization.

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Louise Brown with her parents.

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William Ben Hogan (August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997)

Professional golfer Ben Hogan is generally considered to be one of the
greatest players in the history of the game. He is one of only five golfers
to have won all four major championships. Hogan died in Fort Worth,
Texas
on July 25, 1997 at the age of 84, and is interred at Greenwood
Memorial Park there.

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On this day in 1975, "A Chorus Line" debuted at the Shubert
Theatre on Broadway. The show closed in 1990 after 6,137
performances.

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Rare Photos of the Original Broadway Cast of A Chorus Line.


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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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In California on this day in 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge was opened
to pedestrian traffic. The bridge connected San Francisco and Marin County.

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In The Hague, Netherlands on this day in 1999, a war crimes tribunal indicted Slobodan Milosevic along with four others for atrocities in Kosovo. It was the first time that a sitting head of state had been
charged with such a crime. He was found dead at age 64 from an apparent heart attack in his prison cell on March 11, 2006.

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The German battleship Bismarck was sunk by British naval and air
forces on this day in 1941. A total of 2,300 people were killed.

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It was on this day in 1936.

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In Charlottesville, VA, on this day in 1995, actor Christopher Reeve
was paralyzed after being thrown from his horse during a jumping
event.

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