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In Blacksburg, VA, on this day in 2007, a student killed 33 people at Virginia Tech before killing himself.

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The 23-year-old student gunman Seung-Hui Cho.

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In Texas City, TX. on this day in 1947, the French ship Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, caught fire and blew up, leaving
576 people dead.

    
   
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On this day in 1917, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin returned to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution after years of exile.

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977)

Comedic silent film icon Charlie Chaplin gained world fame for portraying
his character, The Tramp (1915) and starred in
The Great Dictator (1940)
and
Modern Times. He had a career that lasted over 75 years, and became
one of the most important people in film history.

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On this day in 1996, Britain’s Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah, the Duchess of York, announced that they were in the process of getting
a divorce.

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The Rolling Stones released their debut album on this day in 1964.

   

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Michael Jordan played his last NBA game on this day in 2003.

Michael Jordan, who was on the bench and unlikely to enter the game,
was re-inserted into the line-up by Washington Wizards coach Doug
Collins with 2:35 left in the fourth quarter after the crowd of 20,000+
chanted Michael’s name.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, which
prevented the planned moon landing.

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Apollo 13 Service Module after the Explosion. The damage
is on the left-hand side.

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Pope St. John Paul II embraces Elio Toaff, then the chief rabbi of
Rome. It the Pope’s first visit to a Synagogue on this day in 1986.

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Sidney Poitier became the first black to win an Oscar for best actor
on this day in 1964. It was for his role in the film"Lilies of the Field”.

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Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament at the age of 21 on this day in 1997. He also set a
record when he finished at 18 under par.

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Tiger woods (Eldrick Tont Woods) turned 42 December 30.

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On this day in 1898, the USS Maine sank when it exploded in Havana Harbor for unknown reasons. More than 260 crew members were
killed.

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On this day in 1989, after nine years of intervention, the Soviet Union announced that the remainder of its troops had left Afghanistan.

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Red Army soldiers surrounded by foreign press wait their plane
to leave for Soviet Union.

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Born on this day in 1564.

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Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906)

Susan B. Anthony was a social reformer and women’s rights activist
who played a pivotal role in the
women’s suffrage movement.

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In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the bill
authorizing the Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin. The
U.S. Mint officially released the coin on July 2, 1979.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 2006.

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Sen. John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts announced his candidacy
for the Democratic presidential nomination on this day in 1960.

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On this day in 1942, the Philippine capital of Manila was captured by Japanese forces during World War II.

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Japanese troops celebrating the fall of Manila.

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On this day in 1935, Bruno Richard Hauptmann went on trial for
the kidnap-murder of Charles Lindbergh’s baby. Hauptmann was
found guilty and executed.

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On this day in 1983, the musical "Annie" closed on Broadway at the
Uris Theatre after 2,377 performances.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1996.

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On this day in 1918.

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Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California on this day in 1955.

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Walt Disney (far right) delivering his opening day speech.

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Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled to
Miami, Florida in exile on this day in 1979.

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On this day in 1975, an Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz
spacecraft in orbit. It was the first link up between the U.S. and
Soviet Union.

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Tyrus Raymond Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961)

 

                                     The Georgia Peach

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