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IT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1519, Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left
Spain 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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Ferdinand Magellan (1480 – April 27,1521)

Magellan was killed in the Philippines during the
Battle of Mactan by soldiers of  leader Lapu-Lap.

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The statue of Lapu-Lapu on Mactan Island.

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James Joseph "Jim" Croce
(January 10, 1943 – September 20, 1973)

On this day in 1973, pop singer Jim Croce was killed along
with five others in a plane crash on his way to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. He was only 30 years old.

Croce released five studio albums and singles. His songs
"
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" and "Time in a Bottle" reached
No. 1 on the
Billboard Hot 100
chart.

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Croce’s chartered Beechcraft E18S crashed into a tree
during take-off from the
Natchitoches Regional Airport

in
Natchitoches, Louisiana.

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It was on this day in 1958.


Dr. Emil A. Naclerio, member of the surgical team that operated
on the Rev. Martin Luther King, is shown at King’s bedside in
Harlem Hospital in New York on Sept. 21, 1958.

    
    

    
     Izola Ware Curry enters a New York City police station, Sept. 20, 1958, where she was questioned in the stabbing of photo
    Police officers arrest Izola Curry, King’s would-be assassin.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships on this day
in 1492. The voyage led him to what is now known as the Americas.

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On this day in 1914, Germany declared war on France. The next day World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany.

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Alger Hiss (above) was a government official who was accused
of being a
Soviet spy on this day in 1948. His case became one 
of the defining – and still highly controversial – episodes of the
Cold War.

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Whittaker Chambers is seated on the left in the above photo.

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On this day in 1981, U.S. traffic controllers with the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO), went on strike. They were
fired just as
President Ronald Reagan had warned.

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded on this day
in 1949.

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Singer Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is 92 today.

Tony Bennett is known for his renditions of show tunes, jazz, and popular
songs like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Rags to Riches."

He dropped out of school to work as a copy boy in order to help support
his family. He was a painting and music student at New York’s School of
Industrial Art.

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY ~

today in history

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Tokyo Bay on this day in 1853.

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Matthew Calbraith Perry
(April 10, 1794 – March 4, 1858)

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

Business Magnate John D. Rockefeller is widely considered
the wealthiest American of all time, and the richest person
in modern history
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What became known as the Roswell Incident was on this day in 1947.


Major Jesse Marcel from the Roswell Army Air Field with debris
found 75 miles north west of Roswell, NM.

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

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TIM MAGUIRE

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North Korea invaded South Korea initiating the Korean War on this
day in 1950
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On this day in 1876, Lt. Col. Custer and the 210 men of U.S. 7th
Cavalry were killed by Sioux and Cheyenne Indians at Little Big
Horn in Montana. The event is known as "Custer’s Last Stand."

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George Armstrong Custer
(December 5, 1839 – June 25, 1876)

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On this day in 1973, White House Counsel John Dean admitted that
U.S. President Nixon took part in the Watergate cover-up.

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Eric Arthur Blair (June 25, 1903 – January 21, 1950)

Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He
is best known for the allegorical
novella Animal Farm (1945) and the novel 
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949).

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau (June 11, 1910 – June 25, 1997) 


Jacques Cousteau was a French naval officer, explorer,
conservationist, filmmaker, scientist, photographer,
author and researcher who studied the sea and all
forms of life in water. He co-developed the
Aqua-lung,
pioneered
marine conservation. Jacques-Yves Cousteau
died of a heart attack on 25 June 1997 in Paris, two weeks
after his 87th birthday.

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