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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying the SA and
bringing to power the SS in the "Night of the Long Knives”.

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The original Pure Food and Drug Act (also known as the Wiley Act)
was passed by Congress on June 30, 1906 and signed by President
Theodore Roosevelt. It prohibited interstate commerce in misbranded
and adulterated foods, drinks and drugs under penalty of seizure of
the questionable products and/or prosecution of the responsible
parties.

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The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11 returned to Earth on this day in
1971. The three cosmonauts (below) were found dead inside.

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Margaret Mitchell’s book, "Gone with the Wind," was published in
this day in 1936. It was one of the best-selling novels of all time 
and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie.

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Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949)

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From left: Tonya Harding and  Nancy Kerrigan.     

On this day in 1994, the U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped
Tonya Harding of the 1994 national championship and banned her
from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan.

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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010)

Twentieth-century African-American singer and actress Lena Horne
sang "Stormy Weather," won a Grammy Award for a 1981 album
entitled Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, and appeared in film
versions of The Wiz, Broadway Rhythm, and Ziegfeld Follies.

After dropping out of high school at the age of sixteen, she performed
in the chorus of Harlem’s famed Cotton Club.

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MIKE GRACIA


On this day in 1911, the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. 

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Former President George H.W. Bush skydiving to celebrate his
72nd birthday on this day in 1997.

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In this March 25, 1965 file photo, state troopers block the steps of the Alabama state capitol at Montgomery, Ala. from civil rights marchers at the end of their five-day march from Selma, Ala.
State troopers block the steps of the Alabama state capitol at Montgomery, Ala. from civil rights marchers at the end of their
five-day march from Selma, Alabama on this day in 1965.

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Martin Luther King Jr. speaks to the crowd of marchers at the
state capital in Alabama.

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Aerial photo shows crowd of thousands assembled in front of the 
Capitol.

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Aretha Louise Franklin is 75 today.

Aretha Franklin started singing at her father’s church after her
mother’s death and launched her solo career when she was
eighteen.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Sir Sidney Poitier is 90 years old today.

Sidney Poitier spent time working as a dishwasher while his friends assisted
him in learning how to read the newspaper and speak without a Bahamian
accent.

The American Film Institute called him one of the 25 Greatest Male Stars of
All Time in 1999.

 

 

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ED DANAHUE

 

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Billy Graham in the 1930’s.

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William Franklin
"Billy" Graham, Jr. is 98 today. 

Billy Graham has appeared on Gallup’s list of most admired men and women
55 times since 1955 and is regarded as "America’s pastor."

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