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DAVID MELENDY

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Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers on
this day in1991. The scene was captured on amateur video.

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The deadly L.A. rioting began almost immediately after jurors set the above officers, involved in the Rodney King beating, free on April 29,
1992.

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Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922)

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer,
and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical
telephone
and founding the
American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T)
in 1885.

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Alexander Graham Bell places the first New York to Chicago call in
1892.

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The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was
adopted as the American national anthem on this day in 1931. The
song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."

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The first issue of Time magazine was published on this day in
1923 and featured Speaker Joseph G. Cannon on the cover. The
magazine was founded and originally run by Henry Luce (below).

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Henry Robinson Luce
(April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967)

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Steve Fossett Completed his solo Around The World Flight without
refueling on this day in 2005.


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James Stephen “Steve” Fossett
(April 22, 1944 – c. September 3, 2007)


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The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history occurred Sunday evening in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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TIM MAGUIRE

Several thousand people gather in the Daley Center

Several thousand people gather in the Daley Center Plaza in downtown Chicago on Sept. 14, 2001, for a memorial service to honor those killed
in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Cities across the country held similar
events after President George W. Bush declared Sept. 14 a day of
prayer.

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President George W. Bush’s Remarks At Ground Zero September 14, 2001.

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After President William McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted
by an assassin, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, at age 42,
succeeded him on this day in 1901.

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On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled
Banner," a poem originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry,"
after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD,
during the War of 1812 (above). The song became the official U.S. national anthem on March 3, 1931.

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On this day in 1982.

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It was announced on this day in 1994, that the season was over for
the National Baseball League on the 34th day of the players strike
and the final days of the regular season were canceled.

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Margaret Higgins Sanger (Margaret Louise Higgins)
(September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) 

Margaret Sanger was an American birth control activist, sex
educator, eugenicist, writer, and nurse. Sanger popularized
the term "birth control", opened the first birth control clinic in
the United States, and established organizations that evolved
into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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Wishing You Happy Flag Day 2016

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1940, as Paris became occupied, loud speakers 
announced the implementation of a curfew being imposed for 8 pm.

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The main gate of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.


The Nazis also opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-
occupied Poland on this day in 1940.  
 

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Robert Dean Stethem (November 17, 1961 – June 15, 1985)

Stethem was a U.S. Navy Seabee who was murdered by Hezbollah terrorists
while aboard flight 847 during the
hijacking.

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The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the "Stars and Stripes"
as the national flag of the United States. The Resolution stated "Resolved:
that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red
and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, that would
represent a new Constellation."

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On May 20, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed
June 14 "Flag Day" as a commemoration of the "Stars and Stripes."

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Donald John Trump is 71 years old today. He is the
45th, current President of the United States.

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