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SANDY KOZEL

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Central Pacific and Union Pacific Rail Roads meet in Promontory,
UT on this day in 1869. A golden spike was driven in the track at
the celebration of the first transcontinental railroad in the
U.S.

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                The identical twin of  the Last Spike.

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The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany on
this day in 1933.

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Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president
on this day in 1994.

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Bono (Paul David Hewson) is 57 years old today.

Bono is the front man of U2, known for such hits as "Sunday
Bloody Sunday" and "Beautiful Day." The band has earned
over 20 Grammy Awards and has sold over 150 million
records. He is also a well-known philanthropist who has
championed causes in his native Ireland, in Africa, and all
over the world.

He spent his childhood singing. Growing up on O’Connell
Street in a suburb of Dublin, he earned his nickname "Bono"
from the phrase "Bono Vox of O’Connell Street," which means
"good voice of O’Connell Street."  He was named the Time
Person of the Year in 2005, along with Bill and Melinda Gates.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Nazi Germany’s capital Berlin falls in World War II on this day in
1945 after 12 days of fierce house-to-house fighting.

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The Death of one of the most diversely talented individuals ever
to have lived, Leonardo Da Vinci, was on this day in 1519.

Leonardo Da Vinci’s last words were: "I have offended God and
mankind. My work did not reach the quality it should have."

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It was on this day in 1863

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             John Edgar Hoover (January 1, 1895 – May 2, 1972)

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1968

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Oklahoma! is the first musical written by the team of composer
Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein II
. It opened
on this day in 1943 on Broadway.

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Opening on this day in 1889.

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PRESIDENTIAL ARTIFACT GOES UP FOR SALE

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The written oath used by Reagan to practice for his swearing-in ceremony in 1981.

(FoxNews) – Even Ronald Reagan needed most of January to begin signing the
correct year, and the proof is in a one-of-a-kind document inscribed by the
Gipper and given to a trusted aide the day the 40th president took the oath
of office. 

After giving the 41-word oath to Chief Justice Warren Burger on Jan. 20, 1981,
Reagan inscribed and dated the printed version he’d used for practice for a
trusted aide.

The document is now up for sale for $62,500, according to rare documents
dealer Nathan Raab, whose Philadelphia-area company obtained the item
from an unnamed seller.

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President Ronald Reagan, wife Nancy and Chief Justice Warren
Burger during the 1981 oath of office cermony.
 

 

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MIKE GRACIA

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