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TIM MAGUIRE

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It was on this day in 1973.

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China’s Manchu dynasty was overthrown by revolutionaries under
Sun Yat-sen on this day in 1911.

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A plane carrying Palestinian terrorists who hijacked the cruise liner
Achille Lauro was ‘captured’ over Malta forced to land on this day
in 1985.



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Movie Legend George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi
(October 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901)
 

Verdi became one of the pre-eminent opera composers in
history. His 26 operas remain extremely popular today.

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JOHN BELMONT

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On this day in 1967, guerrilla leader Che Guevara was executed in
Bolivia.

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Anthrax laced letters were sent to Capitol Hill on this
day in 2001.

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The hijackers of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro surrendered on
this day in 1985.

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Andrei Sakharov was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on this
day in 1975. The Soviet scientist is known as the "father of
the hydrogen bomb."

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John Winston Ono Lennon (John Winston Lennon)
 
(October 9, 1940- December 8, 1980)

John Lennon became one of the most influential songwriters
in the history of popular music after co-founding The Beatles
with
Paul McCartney and George Harrison. He was a symbol
of counterculture, promoting peace, activism and freedom
of speech.

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MIKE  GRACIA

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On this day in 20001, the U.S. and Great Britain began airstrikes in Afghanistan
in response to that state’s support of terrorism and Osama bin Laden. The act
was the first military action taken in response to the terrorist attacks on the
U.S. on September 11, 2001. 

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On this day in 1985.

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On this day in 1991.

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Clarence Thomas turned 69 on June  23.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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The musical "Cats" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on this day
in 1982. In 1997 the show became the longest running show in
Broadway history.

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John J Mellencamp  (John Cougar Mellencamp) is 66 today.

Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp is best known for his #1 hit song,
"Jack & Diane." He has been nominated for more than ten Grammy
Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1940, as Paris became occupied, loud speakers 
announced the implementation of a curfew being imposed for 8 pm.

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The main gate of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.


The Nazis also opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-
occupied Poland on this day in 1940.  
 

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Robert Dean Stethem (November 17, 1961 – June 15, 1985)

Stethem was a U.S. Navy Seabee who was murdered by Hezbollah terrorists
while aboard flight 847 during the
hijacking.

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The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the "Stars and Stripes"
as the national flag of the United States. The Resolution stated "Resolved:
that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red
and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, that would
represent a new Constellation."

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On May 20, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed
June 14 "Flag Day" as a commemoration of the "Stars and Stripes."

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Donald John Trump is 71 years old today. He is the
45th, current President of the United States.

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Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

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Frank Sinatra

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