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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke on this day in
2006 and lapsed into a coma which lasted eight years and ended
in his death at age 85.   
        
        
       
        
        
       
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon after reading statement to the press during the closing moments of the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan Jun 4, 2003. White House photo by Paul Morse

From left: Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, President
George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during
the closing moments of the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan
Jun 4, 2003.

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Louis Braille ( January 4, 1809 – January 6, 1852)


Braille was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and
writing for use by the
blind. His system remains virtually unchanged to
this day, and is known worldwide simply as
braille. He had been blind
in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident.

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Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura, with wife Terry, was
sworn in as
Minnesota’s
38th governor (1999 to 2003) on this day
in 1999.

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Jesse Ventura (James George Janos) turned 66 July 15.

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       Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

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It was on this day in 1965.

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On this day in 1923, Adolf Hitler (center) made his first attempt at seizing
power in Germany with a failed coup in Munich that came to be known as
the "Beer-Hall Putsch."

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On this day in 1960, Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy was declared
the winner of the Presidential Election over Vice-President Richard
M. Nixon.

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Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California on this day in
1966.

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The newly elected Governor of California,
Ronald Reagan talks to the press with wife
Nancy by his side.

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Blues singer-songwriter, musician, and activist Bonnie Lynn
Raitt is 68 today.

Raitt has received 10 Grammy Awards. She is listed as number 50 in Rolling
Stone
‘s list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time” and number 89 on their
list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".


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Led Zeppelin’s album "
Led Zeppelin IV" was released on this day        
in 1971. The album included the song "Stairway to Heaven."


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On this day in 1986, The Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first
broke the story of
U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release of seven
American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra affair.

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Lt. Col. Oliver North during the ‘Iran Contra Hearings’.


      
   

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President Reagan (far right) meets with (left to right) Secretary of Defense
Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of State George Shultz, Attorney General
Ed Meese, and Chief of Staff Don Regan in the Oval Office.

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Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was elected
the 30th President of Chile on this day in 1970.

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Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun turned 70 in August.

Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator
on this day in 1992.

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Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its
governor on this day in 1998.

   


      
   

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Jesse Ventura
(James George Janos) turned 66 in July.

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Israel and Palestine signed their first major agreement on this day in 1993. Palestine was granted limited self-government in the Gaza
Strip and in Jericho.

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On this day in 2005, President George W. Bush took responsibility
for the Federal response to Hurricane Katrina.

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President George W. Bush meets with Hurricane Katrina victims in
Biloxi, Miss.

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In New York on this day in 1971, National Guardsmen stormed the
Attica Correctional Facility and put an end to the four-day revolt. A
total of 43 people were killed in the final assault. A committee was organized to investigate the riot on September 30, 1971.

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

Wallace was the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two
nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms. He survived
an assassination attempt in in 1972, but remained wheelchair-
bound until his death from a bacterial infection..

During his final years, Wallace publicly recanted his segregationist
views and asked for forgiveness from African Americans.

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EXPLORER BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1774

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      Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809)

Meriwether Lewis explored and mapped the American Northwest with
his partner William Clark. He was appointed to be President Thomas
Jefferson
‘s aide in 1801 and provided him with information regarding
army politics. In addition to helping map the U.S., he served as the   
Governor of Louisiana.

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