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SANDY KOZEL

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Former Nazi official Adolf Eichmann was sentenced to death in Jerusalem by an Israeli court on this  day in 1961. He had been
tried on charges for organizing the deportation of Jews to
concentration camps.

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A single-engine plane carrying U.S. Army Major Glenn Miller (above) disappeared in thick fog over the English Channel during a flight to
Paris.


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A US Army-Air Force C-64 Norseman Aircraft similar to the one
carrying Glenn Miller.  

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On this day in 1791, the first ten amendments to the Constitution,
known as the Bill of Rights, went into effect following ratification
by the state of
Virginia.

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On this day in 1890, Sioux Indian Chief Sitting Bull and 11 other
tribe members were killed in Grand River,
SD, during an incident
with Indian police working for the
U.S. government.


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Walter Elias "Walt" Disney died in Los Angeles on this day in 1966.

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The movie "Gone With the Wind," produced by David O. Selznick
based on the novel by Margaret Mitchell, premiered at Loew’s
Grand Theater in Atlanta on this day in 1939. The epic film starred  
Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable.

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Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.

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CENSURE REJECTED ON THIS DATE IN 1998

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The House Judiciary Committee rejected censure of President Bill
Clinton (above) and approved the
final article of impeachment
against
Clinton. The case was submitted to the full House for a
verdict.



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Bill Clinton denied an affair with Monica Lewinsky. Lying under oath about the affair led to impeachment proceedings.

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LOCAL POLITICIAN IS DEAD AT 84

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Vera Katz (Vera Pistrak) ( August 3, 1933 – December 11, 2017)

Vera Katz was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives (1985–1990) and was the 49th mayor of Portland, Oregon
(1993 – 2005). Since leaving office, she had continued to battle cancer.

Vera Katz was born in Düsseldorf, Germany. She immigrated to the United
States with her family after World War II and settled in New York City where
she grew up. Katz moved to Portland, Oregon in 1962. 

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TIM MAGUIRE

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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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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1973, President Nixon
told an Associated Press
managing editors meeting in Orlando,
FL
, "people have got to
know whether or not their
president is a crook. Well, I’m not a
crook."


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On this day in 1558, Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon
the death of Queen Mary Tudor.

   
    
    
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The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the
Red seas on this day in 1869.

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The Suez Canal today.

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The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in
the partially completed Capitol building on this day in 1800.

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THE THINKER

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French Sculptor Auguste Rodin
(François Auguste René Rodin)
(November 12, 1840 – November 17, 1917)


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Martin Charles Scorsese is 75 years old today.

Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s films frequently feature gangsters
and focus on the world of crime. His iconic films include Taxi Driver (1976)
Raging Bull (1980) and Goodfellas (1990). In 2006, he won his first Academy
Award for Best Director for his film The Departed after previously being
nominated five times.

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