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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1808

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Jefferson Finis Davis
(June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889)

Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate
States of America from its beginning in 1861 to its
collapse in 1865. His 1881 memoir The Rise and
Fall of the Confederate Government helped restore
his reputation after the war and he is now an icon
and symbol of pride for many Southerners.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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                             Harry Randall Truman
                             (October 30, 1896 – May 18, 1980)

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U.S. Supreme Court of 1896.

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Pope Saint John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła)
(May 18, 1920 – April 2, 20005)

Pope Paul II was the second longest-serving pope in history who
was the leader of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005. He was
one of the most travelled world leaders in history, visiting 129
countries during his pontificate and helping end Communist rule
in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe. He was one of
the most influential leaders of the 20th century.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1972

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                On this day in 1911.

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Lewis and Clark departing St. Louis, Missouri.


On this day in 1804 the “Corps of Discovery”–featuring approximately
45 men (although only an approximate 33 men would make the full
journey)–left St. Louis for the American interior.

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Skylab, America’s first space station, was successfully launched into
an orbit around the earth on this day in 1973. Eleven days later, U.S.
astronauts Charles Conrad, Joseph Kerwin, and Paul Weitz made a
rendezvous with Skylab, repairing a jammed solar panel and also
conducting scientific experiments during their 28-day stay aboard
the space station.

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George Walton Lucas Jr. is 74 years old today.

George Lucas began his collegiate career studying anthropology
at Modesto Junior College, then transferred to the University of
Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. He attempted to join
the U.S. Air Force after graduation but they wouldn’t accept him
because of the number of speeding tickets on his record, so
instead he re-enrolled at USC as a graduate student in film
production.

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Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)

Frank Sinatra was one of the most popular and influential musical
artists of the 20th century and one of the
best-selling music artists
of all time
, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide.

          

 

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Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made
a short suborbital flight on this day in 1961.

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On the  day in 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte on his deathbed.

The cause of his death has been debated. Napoleon’s physician, François
Carlo
Antommarchi
, led the autopsy, which found the cause of death to be
stomach cancer. He was 51.

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The member of the Provisional Irish Republican Army died while on
a hunger strike during imprisonment at HM Prison Maze (Long Kesh).

He was the leader of the strike in which prisoners protested against
the removal of Special Category Status.

 

 

 

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Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "Fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. The
date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army‘s victory over French
forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General
Ignacio Zaragoza.

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