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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his last speech
just 24 hours before he was assassinated. He spoke on… "I’ve Been
To The Mountaintop”.

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On this day in 1936, Richard Bruno Hauptmann was executed for
the kidnapping and death of the son of famous aviator Charles
Lindbergh and his wife Anne.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann
(November 26, 1899 – April 3, 1936)

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The Charles Lindbergh family.

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President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan to revive war-torn Europe on this day in 1948. It was $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.

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On this day in 1882, the outlaw Jesse James was shot in the
back and killed by Robert Ford for a $5,000 reward. There
was later controversy over whether it was actually Jesse
James that had been killed.

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Robert Newton Ford (January 31, 1862 – June 8, 1892)

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The first Pony Express riders left St. Joseph, MO for Sacramento,
CA. on this day in 1860. The trip across country took about 10
days. The Pony Express only lasted about a year and a half.

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Marlon Brando Jr.
(April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) He was born
in Omaha, Nebraska
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Marlon Brando portrayed powerful characters such as Don Vito in The
Godfather
(1972), Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954), and Colonel
Kurtz in
Apocalypse Now (1979). His performances in A Streetcar Named
Desire
(1951) earned him additional acclaim.

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SANDY KOZEL

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In the U.S. on this day in 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. They were executed
on June 19, 1953.

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On this day in 1971, Lt. William Calley Jr., of the U.S. Army, was
found guilty of the premeditated murder of at least 22 Vietnamese civilians. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. The trial was the
result of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam on March 16, 1968.

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The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam on this day in 1973.

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It was on this day in 2005.

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From left: O.J. Simpson and his attorney Johnnie Cochran.

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MIKE GRACIA


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Explorer I
was put into orbit around the earth on this day in 1958. It
was the first
U.S. earth satellite.

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From left: William Picketing, James Van Allen, and German scientist Wernher von Braun hold a model of Explorer 1.

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On this day in 2001, a Scottish court in the Netherlands convicted
one Libyan )above) and acquitted a second in the bombing of Pan
Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, that occurred in 1988.

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On this day in 1945, Private Eddie Slovik became the only U.S.
soldier since the Civil War to be executed for desertion.

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Norman Kingsley Mailer (January 31, 1923 – November 10, 2007)

Norman Mailer was a novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film-maker,
actor, and political activist. His novel The Naked and the Dead, published
in 1948 brought him fame. His best-known work is widely considered to
be The Executioner’s Song (1979) winner of the
Pulitzer Prize for fiction
and Armies of the Night won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction and the
National Book Award.


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Franz Peter Schubert (January 31, 1797 – November 19, 1828)

Austrian composer was extremely prolific during his lifetime, which was only
31 years. His work consists of over 600 secular vocal works, seven complete
symphonies, sacred music, operas, incidental music and a large amount of
chamber and piano music. Schubert is ranked among the greatest composers
of the late Classical and early Romantic eras and is one of the most frequently
performed composers of the early 19th century.

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Franz Schubert at the piano by Rudolf Klingsbögl.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1848, James W. Marshall (below) discovered a gold
nugget at Sutter’s Mill in northern
California. The discovery led to
the gold rush of ’49.

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Sir Winston Churchill died at the age of 90 on this day in 1965.

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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill
(November 30, 1874 – January 24, 1965)

Churchill was a British statesman, army officer and writer,
who served as
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from
1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955.

 The former prime minister's renewed presence was noticed as Mr Trump signed his first orders as the 45th president of the United States.

The bust of Winston Churchill is said to be a replica of one given
to 1960s leader Lyndon B Johnson and first appeared in the Oval
Office during former George W Bush’s administration. However it
was replaced by a bust of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr
during Barack Obama’s presidency.

 Trump was joined by a bust of Churchill in the Oval Office as he signed off his first orders as President

The bust of  Churchill (far left) was returned to the White House’s
Oval at President Donald Trump’s request just hours after Trump
was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.


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On this day in 1989, Ted Bundy, the confessed serial killer, was put
to death in
Florida‘s electric chair for the 1978 kidnap-murder of 12-
year-old Kimberly Leach.

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Theodore Robert Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell)
(November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989)

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Thurgood Marshall was the first African American to serve on the Supreme
Court of the United States.

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High School yearbook photo.

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John Adam Belushi (January 24, 1949 – March 5, 1982)

Actor, Saturday Night Live cast member, and Blues Brothers
comedian John Belushi posthumously received a star on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame, on April 1, 2004. Three of the four
movies he starred in were with
Dan Akroyd; the exception is
the 1978 cult comedy film Animal House. John was an All-
American football player and wanted to become a coach. He
was the brother of actor
Jim Belushi.

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John Belushi in National Lampoon’s Animal House 1978.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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During the French Revolution on this day in 1793, King Louis XVI
was executed on the guillotine. He had been condemned for
treason.

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Soviet leader Vladimir Ilyich Lenin died on this day in 1924. Joseph
Stalin began a purge of his rivals for the leadership of the Soviet
Union.

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        On this day in 1950.

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President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft
evaders on this day on 1977.

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The French Concorde SST aircraft began regular commercial service
for Air France and British Airways on this day in 1976.

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On this day in 1942, Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded "One O’Clock Jump."

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William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984)

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