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The funeral procession for President John F. Kennedy is pictured 
crossing the bridge to Arlington National Cemetery in  Arlington, VA.

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On this day in 1963, the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid
to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. The funeral was attended by
heads of state and representatives from more than 100 countries,
with untold millions more watching on television.

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President Kennedy’s widow, Jacqueline, along with brother’s Bob
and Ted Kennedy together lit the “eternal flame”(above) which will
forever burn at the gravesite of JFK.


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During the Revolutionary War on this day in 1783, British forces
evacuated New York, their last military position in the
U.S. It was
also George Washington’s Triumphal Entry in New York City, as
depicted in the above painting. The events marked the cessation 
of hostilities between Great Britain and its former colonies.

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1901, President William McKinley was shot and
mortally wounded (he died eight days later) by Leon Czolgosz,
an American anarchist, was executed the following October.

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The funeral for Britain’s Princess Diana was on this day
in 1997.

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Piggly Wiggly is a supermarket chain in the Southern and Midwestern regions
of the U.S. The first outlet opened in 1916 in
Memphis, Tennessee, and is
notable for having been the first true
self-service grocery store, and the
originator of various familiar supermarket features such as checkout stands, individual item price marking and shopping carts. The current company headquarters is in
Keene, New Hampshire. Currently, more than 600
independently owned Piggly Wiggly stores operate in 17 states, primarily
in smaller cities and towns.


Piggly Wiggly founder Clarence Saunders.
(August 9, 1881 – September 23, 1953)

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George Roger Waters is 75 years old today.

Bass player, composer, vocalist Roger Waters was co-founder,
and front man of the English rock band
Pink Floyd, the group
known for songs like "Shine On You Crazy Diamond."

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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Funeral of St. John Paul II was held at the Vatican on this day in 2005.


Pope John Paul II’s body is laid in St. Peter’s Basilica. Among the Americans attending the private visitation are from left: George W.
Bush
, Laura Bush, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Condoleezza
Rice
, and Andrew Card. 

 

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It was on this day in 1973.

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Ryan Wayne White (December 6, 1971 – April 8, 1990)

Ryan White was a teenager from Kokomo, Indiana, who became a
national
poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States after failing
to be re-admitted to school following an AIDS diagnosis. As a
hemophiliac, he became infected with HIV from a contaminated
blood treatment.

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Hank Aaron hits 715th home run breaking Babe Ruth’s record on this
day in 1974.

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Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994)

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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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The funeral of Jordan’s King Hussein was on this day in 1999.

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President Clinton (center) among those attending the funeral of
King Hussein.

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The Birth of a Nation (originally called The Clansman) is a 1915
American
silent epic drama film directed and co-produced by D.
W. Griffith
and starring Lillian Gish. The screenplay is adapted
from the novel and play The Clansman
, both by
Thomas Dixon
Jr.
Griffith co-wrote the screenplay (with Frank E. Woods), and
co-produced the film (with Harry Aitken). The film premiered on
this day in 1915.

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Lillian Diana Gish
(October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993)

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A civil rights protest in Orangeburg, South Carolina turned deadly
on this day in 1968. The incident became know as the Orangeburg
Massacre.

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William D. Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on this
day in 1910.

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William Dickson "W. D." Boyce
(June 16, 1858 – June 11, 1929)

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James Byron Dean  (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

Actor James Dean starred in “Rebel Without a Cause” and “East of
Eden
” (both 1955). He became a cultural icon well before he died in
a car crash at age 24.
 He became the first actor to have received
multiple posthumous acting nominations.
  

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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It was on this day in 1963.

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On this day in 1986, President Ronald Reagan and Attorney Gen.
Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran
had been diverted to rebels in Nicaragua. The National Security
Advisor John Poindexter resigned and Oliver North was fired.

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From left: President Reagan and Attorney Gen. Edwin Meese.

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During the Revolutionary War on this day in 1783, the British
evacuated New York. It was their last military position in the 
United States.

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A group of fishermen from Florida spotted Elián Gonzales off the
coast of Fort Lauderdale. He was
completely alone, floating in an
inner tube. He was rescued on this day in 1999.

The boat that Elian and his mother, and 10 other people had been traveling on to the United States from Cuba had been ripped apart
in the rough seas, and he was one of the only survivors.
      

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Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, 1954

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Baseball’s Joe Dimaggio was born on this day in 1914.

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