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Italian explorer Christopher Columbus sighted Watling Island in the Bahamas
on this day in 1492. He believed that he had found Asia while attempting to
find a Western ocean route to India. The same day he claimed the land for
Isabella and Ferdinand of Spain.

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On this day in 2000

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Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev reportedly pounded a shoe on
his desk in protest against a speech critical of Soviet policy at a
U.N. General Assembly on this day in 1960.

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On this day in 2002, three bombings shatter the peace in the town of
Kuta on the Indonesian island of Bali. The blasts, the work of militant Islamist terrorists, left 202 people dead and more than 200 others
injured, many with severe burns.

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Luciano Pavarotti (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007) 

Italian operatic tenor Luciano Pavarotti was best known for his performances with
Spanish singers Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras. Together, they were given
the name The Three Tenors. He debuted as an opera singer in La bohème as
Rodolfo in 1961. Pavarotti was the recipient of the Kennedy Center Honors in
2001. He fought a long, tough battle against pancreatic cancer which eventually
took his life at age 71.

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The Three Tenors.

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Henry John Deutschendorf Jr.

(December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997)

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On this day in 1997.

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A photo of a Long EZ plane, similar to the one that crashed in California’s
Monterey Bay, killing singer John Denver.

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Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Italian explorer 
Christopher Columbus‘s arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492.

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Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo) (1451 – May 20, 1506)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1952, Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech". At the time
he was a candidate for
U.S. vice-president.

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Richard Nixon and family dog Checkers.
 

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On this day in 63 B.C.

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The Lewis (Left) and Clark (Right) expedition ended their trip to the Pacific
Northwest on this day in 1806.

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Freud died on this day in 1939.

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is 68 years old today.

Known simply as The Boss, rock legend Bruce Springsteen hit fame in
1975 with his critically acclaimed album Born to Run and again in 1984
with his rock anthem "Born in the U.S.A." He won his 20th career Grammy
Award in 2009 when his song "Working on a Dream" took Best Solo Rock
Vocal Performance. Springsteen felt deep alienation while attending high
school and did not appear at his
graduation. He failed his physical
examinations after being drafted to fight in Vietnam and never served.

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on this day in 1519 to
find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during
the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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On this day in 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. was signing books at a store in
Harlem when a woman stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. The
sharp instrument went through his sternum and came close.

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King during his hospital stay.

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Holocaust survivor and Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal died on this
day in 2005. He was 96.

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Wiesenthal’s grave marker in Israel.

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It was on this day in 1973.

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On this day in 1973, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way
to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also
killed.

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Sophia Loren (Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone) 
is 83 today.

Italian actress Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for Best
Actress for her role as Cesira in the 1962 film Two Women. She
voiced the character Mama Topolino in the 2011 Disney feature
Cars 2. Before fame, she was a finalist for a beauty pageant in
Naples at the age of fourteen.

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April 6, 1962

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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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