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It was on this day in 2005.
    
    
    
    
   
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It was on this day in 1865.


John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865)

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Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began on this day in 1987 with testimony from Oliver North.

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Oliver Laurence North will be 75 in October.

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On this day in 1981, United States President Reagan announced he
was nominating
Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to become the
first female justice on the
U.S. Supreme Court.

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President Ronald W. Reagan talks with Supreme Court nominee
Sandra Day O’Conner at the White House on July 15, 1981.

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Former Beatle drummer Ringo Starr (Sir Richard Starkey) is 78 today.
 
 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1953.

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Police photos of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

Remembering the Day of the Rosenberg Executions
This is a view of the death chamber and electric chair in Sing Sing
prison in Ossining where the Rosenbergs were executed.

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The first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington on
this day in 1910. According to the Library of Congress, a woman
who was raised by her father heard a sermon about Mother’s Day
and decided fathers should be recognized as well.

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The emancipation of slaves was proclaimed in Texas
on this day in 1865.

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British Indian novelist and essayist Sir Ahmed Salman
Rushdie is 71 years old today.

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Paula Julie Abdul is a dancer, choreographer, singer,
songwriter, actress, and television personality. She is
56 years young today.

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Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Ryan Seacrest on
TV’s American Idol.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Alabama Gov. George Wallace allowed two black
students to enroll at the University of Alabama
on this day in 1963.

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Vivian Malone entering Foster Auditorium to register for classes at
the University of Alabama. Vivian Malone, one of the first African Americans to attend the university, walks through a crowd that
includes photographers, National Guard members, and Deputy
U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach.

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Protesting the persecution of Buddhist, a Vietnamese monk burned himself to death in a Saigon intersection on this day in 1963. He reportedly didn’t make a sound or even move during the incident.

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The execution room at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, IN.

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The U.S. government executed Timothy McVeigh (above) by chemical injection 
on this day in 2001. He was accused of taking the lives of 168 people when he
blew up the Oklahoma City federal building in 1995. He died silently, with his
eyes open. Instead of making an oral statement, McVeigh, 33, issued a copy
of the 1875
poem "Invictus," which concludes with the lines: "I am the master
of my fate; I am the captain of my soul."

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Oklahoma City fire Captain Chris Fields carries Baylee Almon from
the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City
following the 1995 bombing. Little Baylee died a short time later.


 

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Sir Barton became the first horse to capture the Triple Crown when
he won the Belmont Stakes in New York City on this day in 1919.

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The 1919 Belmont Stakes Trophy Silver Tray Presented to the Owner of Sir
Barton.

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Marion Mitchell Morrison (Marion Robert Morrison) Born in Winterset, Iowa. (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)


Between 1926 and 1976, John Wayne (nicknamed Duke) appeared in
over 170 motion pictures, and became one of America’s biggest box office stars, only
Clark Gable sold more tickets than Wayne.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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In Johnstown, PA. on this day in 1889, more than 2,200 people died
after the South Fork Dam collapsed.

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Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel on this day in 1962. He was a Gestapo official and was executed for his actions in Nazi Germany’s
Holocaust.

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In North Carolina on this day in 2003, Eric Robert Rudolph was
captured. He had been on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list for five
years for several bombings including the 1996 Olympic bombing.

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Eric Robert Rudolph will be 52 years old on September 19. 
    

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892)

American poet Walt Whitman is best known for his collections
Leaves of Grass and Drum-Taps. His 1865 poem "O Captain!
My Captain!" was written on the occasion of the death of
Abraham Lincoln.

Whitman dropped out of school at the age of eleven and, to
support his family, working as a law office assistant and a
newspaper apprentice.

     


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Clinton Eastwood Jr. is 88 years old today.

Clint Eastwood gained fame as an iconic actor in such classic Western
films as
A Fistful of Dollars (1967) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(1967) and as Detective Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry franchise
beginning in 1971. He later became a renowned director, receiving the
Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his films
Unforgiven (1991) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). He also directed the
critically acclaimed films Mystic River (2003),
Gran Torino (2009) and
American Sniper (2014). 

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Clint Eastwood became a household name after
playing Rowdy Yates on the long-running CBS
Western series Rawhide.

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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 rail during the      
celebration of the first transcontinental railroad in the
U.S.

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The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany on this
day in 1933. The books targeted for burning were those viewed as
being subversive or representing ideologies opposed to Nazism
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On this day in 1941, Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler’s deputy, parachuted
into Scotland on what he claimed was a peace mission.

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Allied military and locals pose with the remains of Rudolph Hess’ Messerschmitt ME-110 after it crash-landed near the Scottish
village of Eaglesham.

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Nelson Mandela made history by becoming the first black president
of South Africa
after more than three centuries of white rule. He was sworn in to office on this day in 1994.

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Convicted of 33 murders, John Wayne Gacy Jr. was sentenced to
death
on March 13, 1980, for 12 of those killings. He spent 14 years
on
death row before he was executed by lethal injection at Stateville Correctional Center on this day in 1994.  

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Gacy during a TV interview in 1992.

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Bono (Paul David Hewson) is 58 today. Born in Dublin, Ireland.


Bono is best known as the lead vocalist and primary lyricist of
rock band U2
which earned over 20 Grammy Awards and has sold of 150 million records.

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