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ED DONAHUE

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On this day in 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously
ruled that
President Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed
White House tape recordings to the Watergate special
prosecutor Leon Jaworski.

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Vice President Nixon (far right) and Soviet Premier
Nikita Khrushchev
(wearing hat)
speak as the press looks on in part of what came to be known as the Kitchen Debate.

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Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the
valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah on this day in
1847.
 

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Brigham Young
(June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877)

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Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco
(July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830)

 
Simon Bolivar,known as El Libertador, was a Venezuelan military and political
leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Bolivia,
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Panama as sovereign states, independent of
Spanish rule.


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The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific
Ocean on this day in 1969.

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The Apollo 11 crew stand next to their spacecraft on the deck of
the recovery ship U.S.S. Hornet.

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1971 U.S. President Richard M. Nixon announced
he would visit the People’s Republic of China to seek what he
called a “normalization of relations.”

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I happened on this day in 1997.

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In Seattle, WA, on this day in 1916, Pacific Aero Products was founded
by William Boeing and was later renamed Boeing Co.

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William Edward Boeing (1881-1956)

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (July 15, 1606 – October 4, 1669)
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The Storm on the Sea of Galilee.

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The Abduction of Europa.

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Three Trees.

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PRESIDENT BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1767

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John Quincy Adams (July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848)

John Quincy Adams was the sixth president of the United States who was
also an influential diplomat, Senator, and Congressional representative. His
skills as a diplomat set many historic precedents, including bringing an end
to the War of 1812 with the Treaty of Ghent and closing off North and South
America to European colonization with the Monroe Doctrine.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1967, Israel and Syria agreed to a cease-fire that
ended the Six-Day War.

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The Army of Yugoslavia began withdrawal from Kosovo on this
day in 1999. NATO had suspended air strikes in Yugoslavia after
Slobodan Milosevic agreed to the withdrawal.  

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Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by Dr. Robert Smith (left) and
William G. Wilson on this day in 1935.

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Little girl Garland

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Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm)
(June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

Judy Garland began performing vaudeville
at the age of two and a half.

She received a Grammy Lifetime
Achievement Award posthumously
in 1997.

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It was on this day in 2004.

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Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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In Britain on this day in 1967, the album "Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released by the Beatles. It was released
June 2 in the
U.S.

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Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
(June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962)

Icon and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe starred in the classic 1959 comedy
Some Like It Hot and became the most famous woman in the world during
the 1950s.

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Robert Edward "Ted" Turner III will turn 78 in November.

The Cable News Network (CNN) is a basic cable and satellite television news
channel owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. It
was founded by Ted Turner and went on the air on this day in 1980.

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August, 1986

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Brigham Young  (June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877)

Brigham Young was a leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler
of the Western United States. He was the second President of The Church
of Jesus Christ of
Latter-day Saints
(LDS Church) from 1847 until his death
in 1877. He founded Salt Lake City and he served as the first governor of
the
Utah Territory.

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