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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1871, The Great Chicago Fire began in southwest
Chicago, possibly in a barn owned by Patrick and Katherine O’Leary,
was fanned by strong southwesterly winds, the flames rage for more
than 24 hours, eventually leveling three and a half square miles and 
wiping out one-third of the city. Approximately 250 people were
killed in the fire; 98,500 people are left homeless; 17,450 buildings
were destroyed. Parts of the upper Midwest were also scorched.

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Donald James Larsen (New York Yankees) pitched the first perfect
game in the history of the World Series on this day in 1956.

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New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra leaping into the
arms of pitcher Don Larsen after the completion of his
perfect game.

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Don James Larsen turned 89 August 7.

New York Yankees’ Don Larsen (above) sits in the dugout at the
Yankees Old Timers’ Day baseball game Sunday, June 17, 2018,
at Yankee Stadium in New York.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1945, Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS
Missouri,
ending World War II. The war ended six years and one day
after it began.

 

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Douglas MacArthur signs the Japanese surrender documents.

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On this day in 1864, during the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by
Gen. William T. Sherman (below) occupied Atlanta following the
retreat of the Confederates.

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On this day in 1944, future President George Herbert Walker Bush
is serving as a torpedo bomber pilot in the Pacific theater of
World
War II
when his squadron is attacked by Japanese anti-aircraft guns
forcing Bush to bail out of the plane over the ocean. According to
the Navy’s records, Bush’s squadron was conducting a bombing
mission on a Japanese installation on the island of Chi Chi Jima in
the Pacific when they encountered heavy anti-aircraft fire. The engine
on Bush’s plane was set ablaze, yet Bush managed to release his
bombs and head back toward the aircraft carrier San Jacinto before
bailing out over the water.

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George H.W. Bush turned 94 in June.

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The Great Fire of London broke out on this day in 1666. It burned for three days destroying 10,000 buildings including St. Paul’s Cathedral
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It was announced on this day in 1985, the Titanic had been found on 
by a
U.S. and French expedition 560 miles off Newfoundland. The
luxury liner had been missing for 73 years.

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A photograph of the Titanic believed to have been taken the day
before she left on her ill-fated voyage in 1912.

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The last known photo of Titanic heading out for open sea off the
coast of Ireland.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta on this day in
1215.

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One of only four surviving exemplifications of the 1215 text of the
Magna Carta.

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This is the seal of King John, which would have been
attached to the Magna Carta.

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A deadly steamboat fire in New York City on this day in 1904.

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On this day in 1978, King Hussein of Jordan married 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who became Queen Noor.

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Cutting the wedding cake with a ceremonial sword.

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An order to establish a military burial ground was signed by The 
Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (below) on this day in 1864. It
later became known as Arlington National Cemetery.

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Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869)

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It was on this day in 1996.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Martin Luther King Jr. led a group of 25,000 to the state capital in Montgomery, AL. on this day in 1965.

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King delivering a speech on the steps of the State Capitol.

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In New York City on this day in 1911, 146 women were killed in fire
at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company in New York City. The owners
of the company were indicted on manslaughter charges because
some of the employees had been behind locked doors in the
factory. The owners were later acquitted and in 1914 they were
ordered to pay damages to each of the twenty-three families that
had sued.

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On this day in 1997, former U.S. President George H.W. Bush’s 85th
birthday was celebrated by a skydiving adventure at 9500 feet over 
Yuma, Arizona.

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Aretha Franklin in April 2016.

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Singer Aretha Louise Franklin is 76 years young today.

In 2017, Franklin canceled a series of concerts due to health reasons. During
an outdoors Detroit show, Franklin told the audience to "keep me in your
prayers". In July 2017, Franklin reemerged, appearing to lose more weight
before a performance at
the Wolf Trap in Virginia.

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Sir Elton Hercules John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) is 71 today.

Rock and roll legend Elton John has sold over 250 million albums in a
career that’s spanned over 50 years. He is best known for such hit songs
as "Rocket Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie and the Jets" and "Candle in
the Wind." He began playing the piano at age three and won a junior
scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building in Berlin, was set
afire on this day in 1933. The Nazis accused Communist for the
fire.

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Firemen surveying the ruins following the Reichstag fire.

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President George H.W. Bush announced live on television on this
day in 1991, "Kuwait is liberated."

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Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor  (27 February 1932 – 23 March 2011)

Better known as Liz Taylor, she was a glamorous movie actress who
starred in numerous films during Hollywood’s Golden Age. She was
in 11 films with
Richard Burton, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?
(1966). She made her motion picture debut at the age of nine
in Universal’s There’s One
Born Every Minute (1942). 

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Fred McFeely Rogers
(March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)

Fred Rogers was a popular television personality, musician, puppeteer,
writer,
and producer, as well as a Presbyterian minister. He was famous
for creating, hosting, and composing the theme music for the
educational preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968–2001),
which featured his kind-hearted, grandfatherly personality, and the
directness to his young audiences.

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