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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar (July 12, 100 BC – March 15, 44 BC)

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On this day in 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F.
Mondale named U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be
his running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice
president on a major party ticket.

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Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin (above) announced
his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party on this day
in 1990.


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George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932)


George Eastman was an American entrepreneur who
founded the
Eastman Kodak Company and popularized
the use of
roll film, helping to bring photography to the
mainstream.

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George Eastman taking pictures with his Kodak
camera, 1926.

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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II 
(July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960)

Oscar Hammerstein was an American music writer,
theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre
director of musicals for almost forty years. He won
eight
Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for
Best Original Song
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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1945, the Russians took Berlin after 12 days of fierce house-to-house fighting. The Allies announced the surrender of
Nazi troops in Italy and parts of Austria.

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1919)

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Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was wounded by his
own men in the battle of Chancellorsville,
VA. on this day in 1863 and
died 8 days later.

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Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
(January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863)

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On this day in 1994, Nelson Mandela claimed victory after South
Africa’s first democratic elections.

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

J. Edgar Hoover was the longtime director of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI). He became involved in law
enforcement as a special assistant to the attorney general,
overseeing the roundups and deportations of suspected
communists during the post-World War I Red Scare. He
was named bureau director in 1924, Hoover emphasized
modern investigational
techniques and earned renown
for challenging criminal syndicates. He also became
known for secretly monitoring the activities of various
organizations that were considered subversive, including
the Black Panthers, the Socialist Workers Party and the
Ku Klux Klan. Despite his controversial methods, Hoover
remained in power until his death.

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Crosby was born in Tacoma, Washington.

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A POLITICAL CAREER ON THIS DAY IN 1988

Sonny Bono being sworn in as Palm Springs Mayor on April 19, 1988.
Sonny Bono being sworn in as the Mayor of Palm Springs, CA.

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Sonny Bono served four years as Mayor of Palm Springs from
1988 to 1992. He
was instrumental in spearheading the creation
of the
Palm Springs International Film Festival, which is held
each year in Bono’s memory. Sonny Bono was also elected
congressman for California’s 44th district from 1995 until his
death in 1998.

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MIKE GRACIA

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It was on this day in 1968.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson addresses the Nation, announcing
a bombing halt in Vietnam and his intention not to run for re-
election.

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In Paris on this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower officially opened.

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On this day in 1943, "Oklahoma!" by Rodgers and Hammerstein
debuted on Broadway. The original title was "Away We Go."

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Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995)

Selena was killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar (below)
who had been fired for embezzlement.

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Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time
and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the
mainstream
market.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of
the 1876 presidential election by the
U.S. Congress. Samuel J. Tilden(below) however, had won the popular vote on November 7,
1876.

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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is 87 years old today.

Mikhail Gorbachev was the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union,
having been
General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet
Union
from 1985 until 1991.

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From left: President Ronald Reagan and Mikail Gorbachev.

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The motion picture King Kong had its world premiere in New
York on this day in 1933.

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The Sound of Music is a 1965 American musical drama film produced and
directed by
Robert Wise, and starring Julie Andrews and Christopher
Plummer
premiered on this day in 1965 in  New York City. The film is an
adaptation of the 1959
stage musical of the same name, composed by
Richard Rodgers with lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.

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