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CHERRY TREES PLANTED ON THIS DAY IN 1912

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The first cherry blossom trees planted in Washington, DC. were a
gift from Japan.
 

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The cherry trees in full bloom and the Washington Monument

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Carlota Bradley

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Diana Ernestine Earle Ross is 71 today

Diana Ross won a Golden Globe for her role as Billie Holiday in
Lady Sings the Blues in 1972.

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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1751

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James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836)

Madison is known as the “Father of the Constitution”. He was
the fourth president of the United States who notably authored
the U.S.Bill of Rights. Madison did not serve in military combat
as he was of very slight stature (5-4) and weighed only about
100 pounds.  

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FBI LIST DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1950

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The FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives is a
most wanted list maintained by
the United States
Federal Bureau of Investigation(FBI). The list arose
from a conversation held in late 1949 between
J. Edgar Hoover, Director
of the FBI
, and William Kinsey Hutchinson, International News Service
(the predecessor of the
United Press International) Editor-in-Chief, who
were discussing ways to promote capture of the FBI’s "toughest guys"
and the discussion turned into a published article, which received so
much positive publicity that on March 14, 1950, the FBI officially issued
the list to increase law enforcement’s ability to capture particularly  
dangerous fugitives. Only eight women have appeared on the Ten
Most Wanted list. Ruth Eisemann-Schier was the first in 1968.

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J. Edgar Hoover

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BACK IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS!

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In the wake of a settlement with the Justice Department, the code was 
suspended in 1983.


The Code of Practices for Television Broadcasters was a set of ethical
standards adopted by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
for television. The code was established on December 6, 1951 and
Compliance with the code was indicated by the "Seal of Good Practice",
displayed during closing credits on most television programs, and on
some TV station sign-on and sign-offs from 1952 through the early
1980s.

The code prohibited the use of profanity, the negative portrayal of family
life, irreverence for God and religion, illicit sex, drunkenness and addiction,
presentation of cruelty, detailed techniques of crime, the use of horror for
its own sake, and the negative portrayal of law enforcement officials,
among others.

The code regulated how performers should dress and move to be within
the "bounds of decency". Further, news reporting was to be "factual, fair
and without bias" and commentary and analysis should be "clearly defined
as such". Broadcasters were to make time available for religious broadcasts
and were discouraged from charging religious bodies for access. The most
important thing, the  NAB code limited the commercial minutes per hour.

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