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BRIAN THOMAS

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During World War II on this day in 1945, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet
leader Josef Stalin began a conference at Yalta to outline plans
for Germany’s defeat.

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On this day in 1997, a civil jury in California found O.J. Simpson liable 
in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Goldman’s parents were awarded $8.5 million in compensatory
damages.

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Ron Goldman’s father Fred, sister Kim, and stepmother Patty are pictured during OJ’s trial.

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Patricia (Patty) Hearst was kidnapped in Berkeley, CA, by the Symbionese Liberation Army on this day in 1974.

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Patty Hearst (right) and Donald DeFreeze rob a San Francisco bank
on April 15, 1974.

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On December 11, 2003, the Massachusetts Senate put forward legislative
language creating
civil unions for same-sex couples to the SJC, asking if
it satisfied the court’s requirements. On February 4, 2004, the court replied
that it was unacceptable to allow different-sex couples marriages but same-
sex couples only civil unions, that the distinction between marriage and civil
unions constituted unconstitutional discrimination, even if the rights and obligations attached to each were identical. It called the difference between
the terms marriage and civil union "a considered choice of language that
reflects a demonstrable assigning of same-sex, largely homosexual, couples
to second-class status."

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On May 17, 2004, Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage.

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A 7.4 earthquake in Guatemala and Honduras on this day in 1976 
killed more than 22,000 people.

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Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974)

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The Congressional Gold Medal presented August 15, 1930, to Charles Lindbergh by President Herbert Hoover.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The
United States Senate ratified a treaty that included the
Louisiana Territories from France for $15 million on this day
in 1803. The transfer was completed with formal ceremonies
in New Orleans.

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Hoisting of American Colors over Louisiana. Painting depicting
first raising of the
USA flag with the Louisiana Purchase, in main
plaza (now Jackson Square), New Orleans.

 

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South Carolina became the first state to secede from the American
Union on this day in 1860.



Members of the South Carolina Secession Convention unanimously
vote to secede from the American Union
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On this day in 1989, General Noriega, Panama’s former dictator,
was overthrown by a
United States invasion force invited by the
new civilian government. The project was known as Operation
Just Cause.

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US soldiers secure a position outside the embassy in Panama City.

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On this day in 1999, the
Vermont Supreme Court ruled homosexual couples were entitled to the same benefits and protections as
wedded couples of the opposite sex.

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The Frank Capra film "It’s A Wonderful Life" had a preview showing
for charity at New York City’s Globe Theatre on this day in 1946, a
day before its "official" world premiere. James Stewart and Donna
Reed star in the film.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1978.

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Massachusetts High Court rules gay couples can marry on this day
in 2003.

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The first sound-synchronized animated cartoon premiered in New
York on this day in 1928. It was Walt Disney’s "Steamboat Willie”,
starring Mickey Mouse.


        
       

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The Women’s Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY.
where bloomers were introduced on this day in 1848.
 

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President Clinton (center) prepares to announce his new ‘Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy on this day in 1993.

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It was on this day in 1969.

Lunar Orbit Insertion
Representation of the Apollo 11 spacecraft entering orbit around
the moon.


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The Summer Olympics – Moscow, Soviet Union, began
on this day in1980.

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A view of the 1980 Moscow Olympics opening ceremony.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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It was on this day in 1950.

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On this day in 1973, former White House counsel John W. Dean (above) 
told the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" that was
kept by the Nixon White House.

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Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, clashed with police. This incident is considered to be the birth of the gay
rights movement.

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John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III
(February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001)

Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two
wins. He starred in over 60 films, such as Some Like It Hot
(1959)
The
Apartment (1960), and Mister Roberts (for which he won
the 1955
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor).



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