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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1962,  U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson (below) presented
photographic evidence to the United Nations Security Council. The photos 
were of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

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Adlai Ewing Stevenson II 
(February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965)

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The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and admit mainland China
on this day in 1971.

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On this day in 1983, U.S. troops and soldiers from six Caribbean nations
invaded Grenada to restore order and provide protection to
U.S. citizens
after a recent coup within Grenada’s Communist (pro-Cuban) government.

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The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the Crimean War on this
day in 1854. The British were winning the Battle of Balaclava when Lord
James Cardigan received an order to attack the Russians. He took his troops
into a valley and suffered 40 percent caualties. Later it was revealed that the
order was the result of confusion and was not given intentionally.

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Professional Golfer Payne Stewart was the U.S.Open champion in
1991 and 1999. His chartered jet lost pressurization shortly after
takeoff, then crashed several hours later. He was 42.

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Learjet 35 N47BA Prior to the crash in a field near Aberdeen, South
Dakota.

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Poet and author Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 – October 25, 1400) 

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SANDY KOZEL

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It was on this day in 1956.

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The Andrea Doria starts sinking.

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Swedish cruise ship Stockholm after her collision with Italian
liner Andrea Doria.

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It was on this day in 1978, Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby,
was born in Oldham, England. She had been conceived through
in-vitro fertilization.

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Louise Joy Brown is 38 years young today.

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William Ben Hogan
(August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997)

Professional golfer Ben Hogan is generally considered one of the
greatest players in the history of the game. Hogan is notable for
his profound influence on golf swing theory and his legendary ball-
striking ability. He won nine professional major championships
during his career.

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Following several workshops and an Off-Broadway production,
A Chorus Line opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway on
this day in 1975.
   

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1967.

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On this day in 1986, Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson
at Westminster Abbey in London. They divorced in 1996.

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On this day in 1984, Miss America, Vanessa Williams, turned in
her crown after it had been discovered that nude photos of her
had appeared in "Penthouse" magazine. She was the first to
resign the title.

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Vanessa Williams resigning her Miss America title in New York City.

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Vanessa Lynn Williams turned 54 in March.

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1945.

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Heinrich Himmler lies dead after chewing on a cyanide capsule
while under British arrest.

                               
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Israel announced the capture of Nazi Adolf Eichmann in Argentina
on this day in 1960.


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In Bienville Parish, LA, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were
ambushed and killed by Texas Rangers. The bank robbers
were driving a stolen Ford Deluxe.

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John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937)

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ARNOLD PALMER HAS DIED AT 87

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Arnold Daniel Palmer (September 10, 1929 – September 25, 2016)

Palmer, generally regarded as one of the greatest players in professional
golf history, died today in his hometown of Latrobe, PA of complications
from heart problems. He won many events on both the PGA Tour and
Champions Tour dating back to 1955.



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