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DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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President Lyndon B. Johnson (below) signed a bill creating the Department of   
Transportation on this day in 1966. The Department’s first official work day
was April 1, 1967.

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The DOT bill being signed by President Johnson.
     

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HIGHLIGHT OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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on the day in 1792, the cornerstone of the Executive Mansion was
laid in Washington,
DC. President George Washington is depicted
above officiating the event. The building became known as the
White House in 1818.

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Margaret Hilda Thatcher (October 13, 1925 – April 8, 2013) 

Margaret Thatcher led the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990
and served as its first female Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. Originally a chemist,
she entered into politics and became known as the Iron Lady for her unwavering
politics.

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Two rows of men in white baseball uniforms. Those in the back row wear dark baseball  caps with "P" on them while the men in the front row wear white hats and have "BOSTON" on the chest of their uniforms.

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On this day in 1974.

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The Beatles’ First Appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," 1964.

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Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel

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Paul Frederic Simon

Singer-songwriter Paul Simon is known for his partnership with Art Garfunkel 
in Simon and Garfunkel. He went on to find solo success with albums like Graceland.

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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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The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at
the Constitutional Convention on this day in 1787.

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Hiram King
"Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953)

Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers
and songwriters of the 20th century. Williams recorded 35 singles, five
released posthumously, that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country
& Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one, three posthumously.

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Hank Williams on the fiddle with Big Bill Lister on guitar

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

The series ended on February 28, 1983, with the finale,
showcased  as a
television film, titled "Goodbye, Farewell
and Amen
",  becoming the most-watched and highest-rated
single television
episode in U.S. television history at the time.  

       

        
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FILIBUSTER RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Senator Strom Thurmond of
South Carolina set a filibuster record
when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes in an attempt to kill
the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Thurmond died in his sleep on June
26, 2003, at 9:45 p.m. of
heart failure at a hospital in Edgefield,
South Carolina. He was 100 years old. Thurmond was the longest-
serving senator in history.

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James Strom Thurmond
(December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Soviet hard-liners announced on this day in 1991, President Mikhail Gorbachev had been removed from power. Gorbachev returned to
power two days later.

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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev turned 86 in March.

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On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive
power in Germany as Fuehrer.

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Francis Gary Powers (center), an American U-2 pilot, was convicted
of espionage in Moscow on this day in 1960.


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Inventor and television pioneer, Philo Farnsworth made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-
electronic television
. He was also the first person to demonstrate
such a system to the public.

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth
(August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971)

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On this day in 1977.

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