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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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The Lusitania, a civilian ship, was sunk by a German submarine on during WW l on this day in 1915. A total of 1,201 people were killed.

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Germany signed unconditional surrender ending World War II on
this day in 1945. It would take effect the next day.

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On this day in 1954, French Colonial Forces surrendered to the
Viet Minh at Dien Bien Phu after 55 days of fighting.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893)  

Tchaikovsky is famous for composing "The Nutcracker" ballet, as
well as numerous symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, and
chamber-music pieces, he’s remembered as one of classical
music’s most popular composers. He began taking piano lessons
when he was five and was able to read music at the same level as
his first piano teacher in only three years.

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Bust sculpture monument to composer Peter Tchaikovsky near
the music school
in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded "Chattanooga Choo Choo”
on this day in 1941.

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On this day in 1912, the ocean liner Titanic sank in the
North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg the evening
before. 1,517 people died and more than 700 people
survived.

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On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died
from injuries inflicted by John Wilkes Booth.

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Jackie Robinson played his first major league baseball
game for the Brooklyn Dodgers on this day in 1947. He
previously he had only appeared in exhibition games.

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U.S. F-111 warplanes attacked Libya on this day in 1986
in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on
April 5, 1986.

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Pol Pot died at the age of 73 on this day in 1998. The leader
of the Khmer Rouge regime thereby evaded prosecution for
the deaths of 2 million Cambodians.

     

   
    
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President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford’s Theater by
John Wilkes Booth on this day in 1865. He actually died early the
next morning.

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On this day in 1912, the Atlantic passenger liner Titanic, on its
maiden voyage hit an iceberg and began to sink. 1,517 people
lost their lives and more than 700 survived.

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The first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary was published under
the name "American Dictionary of the English Language” on this
day in 1828.
  

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Noah Webster Jr.
(October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843)

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Ampex Corporation of Redwood City, CA, demonstrated the first 
commercial magnetic tape recorder for sound and picture.

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Ampex video tape at the National Museum of American History.

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Tiger Woods celebrates his third Masters victory in 2002.
On this day in 2002, Tiger Woods celebrates his third Masters victory.

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Loretta Lynn (Webb) is 86 years young today. She was born in 
Butcher Hollow, Kentucky.

Country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn has had multiple gold
albums in a career spanning almost 60 years. She is famous for hits s
uch as "
You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)", "Don’t Come
Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)
", "One’s on the Way",
"
Fist City", and "Coal Miner’s Daughter".

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British Prime Minister Tony Blair (left) and Irish Taoiseach Bertie
Ahern sign the Good Friday Agreement (above). They reached a
peace accord on governing British ruled Northern Ireland on this
day in 1998. Britain’s direct rule was ended.

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On this day in 1912, the Titanic set sail from Southampton, England
on it’s doomed voyage.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald published "The Great Gatsby" for the first time on
this day in 1925.

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


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Comedian Sam Kinison (above) was killed when a pickup truck ran
head-on into his car on a desert road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas on this day in 1992.

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