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The
U.S. Supreme Court on this day in 2000 found that the recount ordered by the Florida Supreme Court in the 2000 Presidential
election was unconstitutional. Vice President Al Gore conceded 
the election to Texas Gov.
George W. Bush the next day.

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UN War Crimes panel tries Slobodan Melosevic for genocide in
Bosnia.

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Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych declares win in disputed vote on this
date in 2004. He was poisoned during the election campaign when
it was confirmed that he ingested hazardous amounts of TCDD
, the
most potent dioxin and a contaminant in Agent Orange.

He suffered disfigurement as a result of the poisoning, but he has
since made made a full physical recovery (below).
 

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The first edition of "Life" magazine was hit the newsstands on
this day in 1936. The cover depicted the Fort Peck Dam in
Montana.

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Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967)


Luce was a  magazine magnate who was called “the most
influential private citizen in America of his day".


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On this day in 1903, Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso made
his U.S. debut with the
Metropolitan Opera in New York City in "Rigoletto."  He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses
of Europe and America, appearing in a wide variety of roles from
the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to
the dramatic.
         
     


    
    
    
   
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Enrico Caruso (February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921)

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On this day in 1923, Adolf Hitler (center) made his first attempt at seizing
power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as
the "Beer-Hall Putsch."

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On this day in 1960, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy was declared
the winner of the Presidential Election over Vice-President Richard
M. Nixon.

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Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California on this day in
1966.

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The newly elected Governor of California,
Ronald Reagan talks to the press with wife
Nancy by his side.

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Blues singer-songwriter, musician, and activist Bonnie Lynn
Raitt is 68 today.

Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling
Stone
‘s list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and number 89 on their
list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".


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Led Zeppelin’s album "
Led Zeppelin IV" was released on this day        
in 1971. The album included the song "Stairway to Heaven."


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Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution took place on this day in 1917. The provisional government of Alexander Kerensky was overthrown by forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the first president’s wife to
win public office on this day in 2000. The state of New York elected
her to the
U.S. Senate (New York).       

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A Florida election official tries to discern a voter’s intentions.

Hanging Chads: As the Florida Recount Implodes, the Supreme Court
Decides Bush v. Gore on this day in the 2000 Presidential election. 
election. Bush narrowly won the election having 271 electoral votes
compared to Al Gores’s 266 electoral votes.

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This election was between the republican George W. Bush (left) and
the democratic-incumbent vice president Albert Arnold Gore.

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The middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in
Washington
state collapsed during a windstorm on this day in 1940.

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The Tacoma Narrows Bridge as it looks today.

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On this day in 1991, Magic Johnson (standing) announced that he
had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, and that he was
retiring from playing basketball. He had been with the
Los Angeles Lakers since 1979.

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. turned 58 in August.

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Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell is 74 today.

The Canadian singer-songwriter and painter Joni Mitchell is called by
Rolling Stone, "one of the greatest songwriters ever".

Since 2015, there have been conflicting reports about her current
health after she had suffered a brain aneurysm.

Mitchell made her first public appearance following the aneurysm
when she attended a
Chick Corea concert in Los Angeles in August
2016.

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William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr. is 99 today.

Evangelical Christian evangelist Billy Graham has repeatedly been on Gallup’s
list of most admired men and women. He has appeared on the list 60 times since
1955, more than any other individual in the world.

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From left: George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham, and Cliff Barrows,
the evangelistic trio in the late 1940s.

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On this day in 1869, Abraham Lincoln won a four-way race as the sixteenth president of the
United States.

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John Philip Sousa (November 6, 1854 – March 6, 1932)

John Philip Sousa was an American composer and conductor, known
primarily for
military and patriotic marches. Because of his mastery of
march composition, he is known as "The March King"

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 25, 1840 – November 6, 1893)
  

Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, was a Russian composer of the romantic
period, some of whose works are among the most popular music
in the
classical repertoire. He was the first Russian composer
whose music made a lasting impression internationally.

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Monument to the Russian classical composer Pyotr Ilyich
Tchaikovsky outside the Conservatory in Moscow, Russia.


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Mike Nichols with his mother.

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Mike Nichols (Mikhail Igor Peschkowsky)
(November 6, 1931 – November 19, 2014)

Film and theatre director, producer, actor and comedian Mike Nichols was
noted for his ability to work across a range of genres and an aptitude for
getting the best out of actors regardless of their acting experience. He
began his career in the 1950s with the comedy
improvisational troupe,
The Compass Players
.

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