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Patty Hearst got prison time on this day in 1976.

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Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on this day in 1896.


His other novels include This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned,
and Tender Is the Night. He was so intelligent as a child that he was given
permission to attend only a half-day of
school, and he could decide which
half.

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Mike Wallace (left) and Harry Reasoner.

The television series "60 Minutes" premiered on CBS
on this day in 1968.

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On this day in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets
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Jane and Jim Henson.

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Jim Henson and friends.

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James Maury "Jim" Henson
(September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990)

Jim Henson was the beloved puppeteer and creator of 
The Muppets, Sesame Street, and Fraggle Rock. He
created the iconic puppets Kermit the Frog, Oscar the
Grouch, and Bert and Ernie. He was honored on the
Hollywood Walk of Fame as both himself and Kermit
the Frog.

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On this day in 1952, Richard Nixon gave his "Checkers Speech". At the time
he was a candidate for
U.S. vice-president.

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Richard Nixon and family dog Checkers.
 

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On this day in 63 B.C.

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The Lewis (Left) and Clark (Right) expedition ended their trip to the Pacific
Northwest on this day in 1806.

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Freud died on this day in 1939.

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Freud’s couch.

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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen is 68 years old today.

Known simply as The Boss, rock legend Bruce Springsteen hit fame in
1975 with his critically acclaimed album Born to Run and again in 1984
with his rock anthem "Born in the U.S.A." He won his 20th career Grammy
Award in 2009 when his song "Working on a Dream" took Best Solo Rock
Vocal Performance. Springsteen felt deep alienation while attending high
school and did not appear at his
graduation. He failed his physical
examinations after being drafted to fight in Vietnam and never served.

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TV SERIES DEBUTED ON THIS DAY IN 1964

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a spy-fiction television series produced by
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Television and first broadcast on NBC. It follows
secret agents, played by
Robert Vaughn (center and David McCallum 
(left), who work for a secret international counter-espionage and law-
enforcement agency called
U.N.C.L.E. The series premiered in 1964 and discontinued its run on January 15, 1968. It led the spy-fiction craze on
television, and by 1966 there were nearly a dozen imitators.

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David Keith McCallum, Jr. turned 84 on September 19.

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CAREER HOMER HIT ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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On this day on 1776.

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A depiction of the hanging of Nathan Hale.

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A border conflict between Iran and Iraq developed into a full-scale
war on this day in 1980.  

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Gerald Ford looks to where a shot was fired as he is leaving the St.
Francis Hotel.

On Sept. 22, 1975, Sara Jane Moore’s attempt to assassinate President Ford
was thwarted by Oliver Sipple, a disabled former marine. It was the second
attempt on Ford’s life in less than three weeks.


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On this day in 1964, "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway. It was the beginning of a run of 3,242 performances.

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Irving Berlin (Israel Beilin)  (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)

Irving Berlin was a Russian born, American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history.

“God Bless America” was composed by  Jewish songwriter, Irving Berlin, in 1938. Berlin’s original name was Israel Baline, and he was born in Eastern Russia in 1888.

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