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It was on this day in 1853

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John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937)

Rockefeller was an American oil industry business magnate and
philanthropist widely considered
the wealthiest American of all
time
and the richest person in modern history. He revolutionized
the petroleum industry.

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It was first learned on this day in 1947, an unidentified flying object
crashed on a ranch northwest of Roswell, New Mexico, sometime
during the first week of July 1947.

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investigators examine Roswell crash debris.

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Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first "Follies" on the roof of the New
York Theater in New York City on this day in 1907.

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Florenz Edward Ziegfeld Jr. (March 21, 1867 – July 22, 1932)

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On this day in 1986, Kurt Waldheim was sworn in as president of
Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war  
crimes. He died in 2007.

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PAST WORLD NEWS EVENTS

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SANDY KOZEL

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SANDY KOZEL

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Lewis and Clark departing St. Louis, Missouri.


On this day in 1804 the “Corps of Discovery”–featuring approximately
45 men (although only an approximate 33 men would make the full
journey)–left St. Louis for the American interior.

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Skylab, America’s first space station, was successfully launched into
an orbit around the earth on this day in 1973. Eleven days later, U.S.
astronauts Charles Conrad, Joseph Kerwin, and Paul Weitz made a
rendezvous with Skylab, repairing a jammed solar panel and also
conducting scientific experiments during their 28-day stay aboard
the space station.

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George Walton Lucas Jr. is 74 years old today.

George Lucas began his collegiate career studying anthropology
at Modesto Junior College, then transferred to the University of
Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He attempted to join
the U.S. Air Force after graduation but they wouldn’t accept him
because of the number of speeding tickets on his record, so
instead he re-enrolled at USC as a graduate student in film
production.

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Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)

Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular and influential musical
artists of the 20th century and one of the
best-selling music artists
of all time
, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

          

 

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Ulysses Simpson Grant (Hiram Ulysses Grant)

(April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885
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Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed
by natives in the Philippines on this day in 1521.

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On the day in 1805 a force led by U.S. Marines captured the city
of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli.

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"Babe Ruth Day" was first celebrated at Yankee Stadium on this
day in 1947 when a dying "Bambino" (above) Addressed Fans.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1917

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Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson claimed to be the
first men to reach the North Pole on this day in 1909.

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First modern Olympic Games on this day in 1896. 

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