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During World War II on this day in 1945, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet
leader Josef Stalin began a conference at Yalta to outline plans
for Germany’s defeat.

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On this day in 1997, a civil jury in California found O.J. Simpson liable 
in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Goldman’s parents were awarded $8.5 million in compensatory
damages.

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Ron Goldman’s father Fred, sister Kim, and stepmother Patty are pictured during OJ’s trial.

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Patricia (Patty) Hearst was kidnapped in Berkeley, CA, by the Symbionese Liberation Army on this day in 1974.

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Patty Hearst (right) and Donald DeFreeze rob a San Francisco bank
on April 15, 1974.

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On December 11, 2003, the Massachusetts Senate put forward legislative
language creating
civil unions for same-sex couples to the SJC, asking if
it satisfied the court’s requirements. On February 4, 2004, the court replied
that it was unacceptable to allow different-sex couples marriages but same-
sex couples only civil unions, that the distinction between marriage and civil
unions constituted unconstitutional discrimination, even if the rights and obligations attached to each were identical. It called the difference between
the terms marriage and civil union "a considered choice of language that
reflects a demonstrable assigning of same-sex, largely homosexual, couples
to second-class status."

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On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage.

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A 7.4 earthquake in Guatemala and Honduras on this day in 1976 
killed more than 22,000 people.

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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The Congressional Gold Medal presented August 15, 1930, to Charles Lindbergh by President Herbert Hoover.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790)

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On this day in 1945, Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw
during World War II.

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In his farewell address on this day in 1961, President Eisenhower
warned against the rise of "the military-industrial complex."

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More than 6,000 people were killed when an earthquake with a
magnitude of 7.2 devastated the city of Kobe, Japan on this
day in 1995.

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Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947)

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Al Capone was the best known gangster in the 1920’s.

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Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.) 
(January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016)

Ali became a boxing icon as well as a peace activist.  He was
known as "The Greatest," recording 56 career wins, 37 of them
by knockout, in his 61 professional bouts. In 1960, he won the
gold medal in the light heavyweight class at the Summer
Olympic Games in Rome. His boxing style was described as
fast, strong, and graceful, and he developed the famous slogan
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

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President George W. Bush presents the Presidential
Medal of Freedom to boxer Muhammad Ali in 2005.

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The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) began an oil-
embargo against several countries including the
U.S. and Great Britain
on this day in 1973. The incident stemmed from Western support of
Israel when Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on October 6, 1973. It
lasted until March of 1974.

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American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. on this day in 1777. It
was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.

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An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San Francisco Bay
area in
California on this day in 1989. The quake caused about 67 deaths,
3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.

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Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and was sentenced to 11
years in prison on this day in 1931. He was released in 1939.

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Arthur Miller on a trip with his wife,
actress Marilyn Monroe.

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BRIAN THOMAS

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1976

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              OJ Simpson found guilty of murder after a 1997
                  civil trial.
 

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790)

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