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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War on
this day in 1862. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or
missing. The Rebel advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies.

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Dead Confederate soldiers from Starke’s Louisiana Brigade, on
the Hagerstown Turnpike, north of the Dunker Church.

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Casualties near the Dunker Church.

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On this day in 1972, the series "M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS-TV.


The
war comedy-drama television series M*A*S*H aired on CBS from 1972
to 1983. It was developed by
Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature
film M*A*S*H, which, in turn, was based on
Richard Hooker‘s 1968 novel
MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The series was produced
with
20th Century Fox Television for CBS. It is one of the highest-
rated shows in American television history.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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George Wallace was the 45th Governor of Alabama,
a position he occupied for four terms.

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June 1963

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May 1972

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George Corley Wallace Jr.
(August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998)

In his later years, Wallace suffered from deafness and
Parkinson’s disease. He died of septic shock from a
bacterial infection in Jackson Hospital in Montgomery
on September 13, 1998. He suffered from respiratory
problems in addition to complications from his gunshot
spinal injury.

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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, U.S. President Johnson (center) signed into law Social Security Act that established Medicare and Medicaid. It went
into effect the following year. Former President Harry S. Truman
is seated on the right. 

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A photo of Truman’s application form.

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Black Tom pier shortly 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.

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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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A rescuer's memories shed light on the USS Indianapolis (CA-35), and the shark-infested nightmare the crew endured.
An artists illustration of the attack on The USS Indianapolis.

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

Henry Ford was an American industrialist and a business
magnate
, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the
sponsor of the development of the
assembly line technique
of
mass production.

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Henry Ford with a Model T in Buffalo, New York, in 1921.

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Actor Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is 71 years old today.

Bodybuilder, actor, and politician who 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). In 1996 he portrayed Howard Langston in the holiday comedy film 
Jingle All the Way.

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MIKE GRACIA

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It was on this day in 2005.
    
    
    
    
   
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It was on this day in 1865.


John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865)

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Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began on this day in 1987 with testimony from Oliver North.

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Oliver Laurence North will be 75 in October.

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On this day in 1981, United States President Reagan announced he
was nominating
Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to become the
first female justice on the
U.S. Supreme Court.

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President Ronald W. Reagan talks with Supreme Court nominee
Sandra Day O’Conner at the White House on July 15, 1981.

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Former Beatle drummer Ringo Starr (Sir Richard Starkey) is 78 today.
 
 

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SANDY KOZEL

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The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the
President of the Continental Congress in America on this day
in 1776.

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The U.S. Military Academy officially opened at West Point, NY. on
this day in 1802.

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Lou Gehrig retired from major league baseball on this day in 1939.

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Lou Gehrig’s gives his infamous retirement speech for the New York Yankees. It was one of the most memorable sports speeches of all
time.

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