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It was announced on this day in 1945 by President Truman that Japan had 
surrendered unconditionally. The surrender ended World War II.

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President Harry Truman announcing the surrender of Japan.

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It happened on this day in 2003.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act
into law on this day in 1935. The act created unemployment
insurance and pension plans for the elderly.

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On this day in 1969, British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.

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Polish demonstrators carrying banners with the name of the trade
union Solidarność (“Solidarity”).

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Polish shipyard worker and strike leader, Lech Walesa,  speaks to
fellow workers.

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Stephen Glenn Martin is 72 years old today.

Comedian, actor and musician, Steve Martin is best known for his films 
The Jerk (1979), Father of the Bride (1991), Three Amigos (1986), Dirty
Rotten Scoundrels (1988) and Planes,Trains and Automobiles (1987). He
hosted the Academy Awards in 2001, 2003 and 2010 and he has hosted
NBC’s Saturday Night Live on a number of occasions.

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Martin has increasingly dedicated his career to music since the 2000s,
acting less and spending much of his professional life playing banjo,
recording, and touring with various bluegrass acts, including
Earl
Scruggs, with whom he won a Grammy for Best Country Instrumental
Performance in 2002.

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today in history

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Camille Bohannon

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It was on this day in 1977.

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David Richard Berkowitz
(
Richard David Falco) turned
64 June 1.

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On this day in 1969.

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Charles Milles Manson (Charles Milles Maddox)
will be 83 November 12.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio on this day in 1921.


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On this day in 1988, President Reagan signed a measure that
provided $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans who were
interned by the
U.S. government during World War II.

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On this day in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution was chartered by
the U.S. Congress. The "Nation’s Attic" was made possible by
$500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson (below).

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James Smithson (1765 – June 27, 1829)

Smithson was an English chemist and mineralogist 
who became the patron of the
Smithsonian Institution
in Washington, D.C. despite having never visited the 
United States.

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SMOKEY BEAR IS 73 YEARS OLD TODAY

Smokey Bear’s debut poster (above) was released on August 9, 1944, which is
considered his birthday. Overseen by the Cooperative Forest Fire Prevention
Campaign, the first poster was illustrated by Albert Staehle. That same year,
Forest Service worker Rudy Wendelin became the full-time campaign artist;
he was considered Smokey Bear’s "manager" until he retired in 1973.   

  
  
  
  
  
 

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Artist Albert Staehle

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today in history

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ED DANAHUE

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It was on this day in 1975.    
    
    

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On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson (left) signed
into law the Social Security Act that established Medicare and
Medicaid. It went into effect the following year.

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Wrecked warehouses and scattered debris after the explosion.

The Black Tom explosion on July 30, 1916, in Jersey City, New Jersey, was
an act of
sabotage by German agents to destroy American-made munitions
that were to be supplied to the
Allies in World War I. This incident, which
happened prior to American entry into the war, is also notable for causing
damage to the
Statue of Liberty.


The Lehigh Valley pier after the blast.

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The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on
this day in 1945. The ship had just delivered key components of the
Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out
of 1,196 men aboard survived the attack.

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The USS Indianapolis in San Diego Harbor prior to the attack.

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Ford at age 25.

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Henry Ford
(July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

Founder of Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, developed the assembly-
line process for mass production. One of his first cars was the Model T
(below).

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Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is 70 years old today.

Bodybuilder, actor, and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger served as the governor
of California from 2003 to 2011. His best known films include Conan the Barbarian
(1982) Predator (1987), The Terminator series (beginning in 1984), and Total Recall
(1990). He decided to pursue a career as a bodybuilder at age fourteen, despite demonstrating ability in football. He became the youngest person to win the Mr.
Universe contest when he was 20.

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IT’S A SPECIAL FAMILY DAY!

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Parents Day was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed
a
Congressional Resolution into law for "recognizing, uplifting, and
supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children."

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President Bill Clinton signing the Congressional Resolution.

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