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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1954, the U.S. Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph
R. McCarthy for what it called "conduct that tends to bring the
Senate into dishonor and disrepute." The censure was related to McCarthy’s controversial investigation of suspected communists in
the U.S. government, military and civilian society.

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A self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated by Dr.
Enrico Fermi and his staff at the University of Chicago on this day
in 1942. The above illustration shows scientists watching the first 
sustained fission chain reaction.

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Enrico Fermi (1901–1954)

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IT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1998 ~

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The movie "Titanic" became the first film in North America to earn
more than $600 million.

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ON THIS DAY 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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EXTREMELY RARE COIN TO BE AUCTIONED

  


Described as the most valuable U.S. nickel in existence, a rare nickel
(above) from 1913 is expected to sell for between $3 million and $5
million at auction.

The auction house
stated the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head Nickel, one
of only five ever produced, will be auctioned by Stack’s Bowers
Galleries in August. “The other four 1913 Liberty Head Nickels have
gone on to private collectors and museums, including the Smithsonian”.
  

Named for Louis E. Eliasberg Sr., the banker and famed coin collector
who bought it in 1948, the nickel will be auctioned at the American
Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, which runs from
Aug. 14 to 18 at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center.
(Fox News)

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Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. (1896–1976).  Baltimore, Maryland

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1961, America was asked by President Kennedy to
work toward putting a man on the moon before the end of the
decade.

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On this day in 1977, "Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope" opened
and became the largest grossing film to date.

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Director George Lucas.

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In Houston on this day in 2006, former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth
Lay and Jeffrey Skillinng were convicted of conspiracy and fraud
for the downfall of Enron.

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It was on this day in 1992, Jay Leno debuted as the new permanent
host of NBC’s "Tonight Show."

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Comedian Billy Crystal (left) was Leno’s first guest on the show. He
also appeared on Leno’s final “Tonight Show” episode on February
6, 2014.

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