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On this day in 1993, U.S. Federal agents raided the compound of an armed religious cult in Waco,
TX. The ATF had planned to arrest the 
leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh (below) on firearms 
charges. Four agents and six Davidians were killed and a 51-day 
standoff followed.  

  

 
   

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David Koresh (Vernon Wayne Howel)  
(August 17, 1959 – April 19, 1993)

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Mount Carmel burns to the ground at the end of a 51 day standoff between David Koresh, the Branch Davidians and the FBI in <em>Waco</em>.

The religious community at Mount Carmel burns to the ground at the
end of a 51 day standoff between David Koresh, Branch Davidians
and the FBI on the property located 10 miles west of Waco, Texas.

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CANCER TAKES DENNIS RICHARDSON AT 69

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Dennis Michael Richardson (July 30, 1949 – February 26, 2019)

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson has passed away
after a battle with cancer.

Oregon state officials say Richardson died at around 9 p.m. Tuesday at his
home surrounded by family and friends.

Richardson announced in June 2018 that he was receiving treatment for
brain cancer. He said he was diagnosed in May.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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 On this day in 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders. During his presidential campaign, he
had
 
announced his intention to pardon those who had failed to
register
for the draft or left the country to avoid service.    

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Vietnam Draft Dodgers in 1977.

      
      

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On this day in 1976, the French Concorde SST aircraft began regular commercial service for Air France and British Airways.

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The official handover ceremony to British Airways of its first
Concorde occurred on 15 January 1976 at Heathrow Airport.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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NBC’s "Today" show premiered on this day in 1952.


NBC built a "Today" show studio inside the RCA Exhibition
Hall on West 49th Street and dubbed it "the nerve center of
the planet."

Dave Garroway, the host, knew, on the very first day, that he
was making history. In the first few minutes, he stood up to
take viewers on a tour of this strange-looking newsroom.

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On this day in 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married
in a civil ceremony at San Francisco City Hall, where they were
mobbed by reporters and fans. Monroe had apparently mentioned
the wedding plans to someone at her film studio and they leaked it
to the press. The couple spent their wedding night at the Clifton
Motel in Paso Robles, California and later honeymooned in Japan
and Korea. The marriage only lasted nine short months.

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MIKE GRACIA

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