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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 2006.

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Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts announced his candidacy
for the Democratic presidential nomination on this day in 1960.

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On this day in 1942, the Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces during World War II.

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Japanese troops celebrating the fall of Manila.

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On this day in 1935, Bruno Richard Hauptmann went on trial for
the kidnap-murder of Charles Lindbergh’s baby. Hauptmann was
found guilty and executed.

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On this day in 1983, the musical "Annie" closed on Broadway at the
Uris Theatre after 2,377 performances.

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ED DANAHUE

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Saddam Hussein was executed on this day in 2006.

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About 600 people died on this day in 1903 when fire broke out at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago,
IL.

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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formed on this
day in 1922. Vladimir Lenin (above) proclaimed the establishment.

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The United Auto Workers union staged its first sit-down strike, at the Fisher Body Plant in Flint,
MI. on this day in 1936.

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On this day in 1948, the musical "Kiss Me Kate" opened at the New Century Theatre in New York City. Cole Porter composed the music
for the classic play that ran for 1,077 performances.

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Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, and Julie Wilson.

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Bo Diddley  (Ellas Otha Bates)  (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008)

Singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer Bo Diddley  who played a
key role in the transition from the
blues to rock and roll. He influenced many
artists,
including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones with his 
use of
African rhythms and a signature beat.



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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1776, Gen. George Washington and his troops crossed
the Delaware River for a surprise attack against Hessian forces at Trenton,
NJ.

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Map of Delaware River area depicting route George Washington
and his Army made during the crossing
. (click to enlarge)

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On this day in 1991, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev went on television to announce his resignation as leader of a Communist superpower that had already gone out of existence.

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On this day in 1989, ousted Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu
and his wife, Elena, were executed following a popular uprising.

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"Silent Night" was performed for the first time, at the Church of
St. Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria (above) on this day in 1818.


Josephus Franciscus Mohr
(December 11, 1792 – December 4, 1848)

The German words for the original six stanzas of the carol we know as "Silent Night" were written by Joseph Mohr in 1816, when he was a young priest
assigned to a pilgrimage church in Mariapfarr, Austria.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore (" ‘Twas
the night before Christmas…") was first published on this day in
1823.

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Clement Clarke Moore

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Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese
war leaders were executed in Tokyo on this day in 1948. They
had been found guilty of crimes against humanity.
        

        
        
        
       

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The Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. Founder of The Mormon Church (LDS) 
was born on this day in 1805.

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Joseph Smith’s first vision.

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The crew of the
U.S. Navy ship, Pueblo, was released by North Korea
on this day in 1968. The Captain of the Pueblo, Commander Lloyd M. Bucher, and 82 of his crew were held for 11 months after the ship
was seized by North Korea because of suspected spying by the U.S.

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Commander Lloyd M. Bucher

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Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, skipper of the USS Pueblo (2nd from right)
says goodbye to Gen. Charles H. Bonesteel III, commander in chief
of the United Nations Command in Korea, as Pueblo crew members applaud at Kimpo Air Base, South Korea.         
  
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
     
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On this day in 1986, the experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by
Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, completed the first non-stop, around-
the-world flight without refueling as it landed safely at Edwards Air
Force Base in
California.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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America’s Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street stock
market on this day in 1929.

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On this day in 2004, Osama bin Laden (above) addressed the people of the
United States on Al-Jazeera television, excepting responsibility for the
September 11 attacks. Al-Jazeera did not say how it had obtained the tape.

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Israel invaded Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal Crisis on this
day in 1956.

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Leon Czolgosz (above) the assassin of U.S. President McKinley, was
electrocuted on this day in 1901.

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A rendering of President William McKinley (white shirt) being shot by 
anarchist Leon Czolgosz during the Pan-American Exposition in
Buffalo, New York on September 21, 1901.

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On this day in 1998, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off with John Glenn
on board. Glenn was 77 years old. In 1962 he became the first American to
orbit the Earth.

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