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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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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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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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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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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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