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Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March
to the Sea" during the
U.S. Civil War on this day in 1864.

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William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891)

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On this day in 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop
that became known as Pikes Peak (above).

 

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Zebulon Montgomery Pike
(January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813)

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On this day in 1777, The Continental Congress approved the
Articles of Confederation, precursor to the
U.S. Constitution.

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In Washington,
DC. on this day in 1969, a quarter of a million
protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the
Vietnam War.

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A judge in Mineola, NY, sentenced Joey Buttafuoco (right) to six
months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher (left). Fisher
was serving a prison sentence for shooting and wounding
Buttafuoco’s wife, Mary Jo.

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Amy Elizabeth Fisher turned 43 August 21.


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                                          Joseph A. Buttafuoco turned 61 March 11.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent
on this day in 1787. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton,
James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name "Publius."

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)

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On this day in 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (left) were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.     

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It was on this day in 2004.

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John Marwood Cleese 78 years old today.

Monty Python comic actor and writer John Cleese played a role in A Fish
Called Wanda
(1988). His most timeless works include Monty Python and
the Holy Grail
(1975), The Meaning of Life (1983), and Life of Brian (1979). 

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY RECEIVES GREAT GIFT

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(AP) – The State Journal-Register reported a box made from a tree stump on which
Abraham Lincoln purportedly gave one of his earliest political speeches was given 
to the Rochester Historical Preservation Society last week. According to the paper,
Lincoln delivered a speech in the town in 1832, when he campaigned for the State
House.

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Abraham Lincoln in 1832 at 23 years of age.

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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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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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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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