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MIKE GRACIA

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On  this day in 1962, United States President Kennedy went on radio
and television to inform the United States about his order to send
U.S.forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.

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On this day in 1979, the ousted Shah of Iran, Mohammad Riza
Pahlavi was allowed into the
U.S. for, what was called, life-
saving medical treatment, a decision made by then President
Jimmy Carter. This was one of the most controversial decisions
of post-World War Two foreign policy.

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President Carter (left) raising a toast to the ousted Shah of Iran.

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Admitting the deposed Shah of Iran to the U.S.triggered the Iranian hostage crisis, effecting American-Iranian relations.

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A man holds a sign during a protest of the crisis in Washington, D.C..

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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1973, OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting
Countries began an
oil-embargo against several countries including
the
U.S. and Great Britain. The incident stemmed from Western
support of Israel when
Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on
October 6, 1973. The embargo lasted until March of 1974.

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An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San
Francisco Bay area in
California. The quake caused about 67
deaths, 3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.

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Photo of woman with seismograph drums showing the earthquake.

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Loma Prieta Earthquake, Game 3, 1989 World Series.

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On this day in 1777, American troops defeated British forces in
Saratoga,
New York. It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.

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Surrender of General Burgoyne and the British Army to General
Gates at the Battle of Saratoga.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1933, aviator Wiley Post ended his around-the-world
flight. He had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45
minutes.

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Wiley Hardeman Post
(November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935)


The "Winnie Mae" a Lockheed Vega aircraft of Wiley Post, when it
was on display at the
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

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John Herbert Dillinger (June 22, 1903 – July 22, 1934)

John Dillinger was an American gangster in the Depression-era
who was shot and killed by the special agents on July 22, 1934
at approximately 10:40 p.m, according to a New York Times
report the next day. His death came only two months after the
deaths of fellow notorious criminals
Bonnie and Clyde.

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A crowd formed at Chicago’s Biograph Theater shortly after Dillinger
was killed there by FBI agents.

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In northern Iraq on this day in 2003, Saddam Hussein’s sons Odai
and Qusai died after a gunfight with U.S. forces.

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The September 11 commission’s final report was released on this
day in 2004. The 575-page report concluded that hijackers exploited "deep institutional failings within our government." The report was released to White House officials the day before.


The members of The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon
the United States.

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Walter Frederick Morrison  (January 16, 1920 – February 9, 2010)

Inventor and entrepreneur Walter ”Fred” Morrison introduced the Frisbee, as
we know it today, on this day in 1957. It was originally called the Flyin-Saucer.

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William Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871 in
Bridgeport, Connecticut. Students from nearby universities
discovered that the empty pie tins (above) could be tossed
and caught, providing endless hours of game and sport.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The "St. Valentine’s Day Massacre" took place in Chicago, IL. on
this day in 1929.  Seven gangsters who were rivals of Al Capone
(below) were killed.

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A re-enactment of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre.  

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Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947)

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On this day in 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims
to kill author Salman Rushdie (below).

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Salman Rushdie’s fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was
the center of a major controversy, provoking protests from
Muslims in several countries.

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On this day in 2002, former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic began his defense against war crimes charges.

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Dolly died on this day in 2003.

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Dolly the Sheep is now a stuffed specimen, standing inside a glass
showcase at the National Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790)

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On this day in 1945, Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw
during World War II.

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In his farewell address on this day in 1961, President Eisenhower
warned against the rise of "the military-industrial complex."

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More than 6,000 people were killed when an earthquake with a
magnitude of 7.2 devastated the city of Kobe, Japan on this
day in 1995.

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Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947)

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Al Capone was the best known gangster in the 1920’s.

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Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.) 
(January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016)

Ali became a boxing icon as well as a peace activist.  He was
known as "The Greatest," recording 56 career wins, 37 of them
by knockout, in his 61 professional bouts. In 1960, he won the
gold medal in the light heavyweight class at the Summer
Olympic Games in Rome. His boxing style was described as
fast, strong, and graceful, and he developed the famous slogan
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

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President George W. Bush presents the Presidential
Medal of Freedom to boxer Muhammad Ali in 2005.

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