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On this day in 1973, President Richard Nixon told an Associated
Press managing editors meeting in Orlando,
FL, "people have
got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not        
a crook."

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The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC,
in the newly completed north wing of the unfinished Capitol
building
 (above)  on this day in 1800. They moved from

Philadelphia.

 

        

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IT BECAME HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1966, Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in his
second trial of charges he had murdered his pregnant wife, Marilyn,
in 1954.

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Samuel Holmes "Sam" Sheppard
(December 29, 1923 – April 6, 1970)

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On this day in 1959, the musical "The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

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COUNTRY MUSIC GREAT HAS DIED AT 85

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Roy Linwood Clark (April 15, 1933 – November 15, 2018)


(Fox News) – Country star Roy Clark, the legendary singer and multi-
instrumentalist with an ear-to-ear smile who headlined the hit TV show
"Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died.

A rep for the singer told Fox News Clark died on Thursday at his Tulsa,
OK., home due to complications from pneumonia.

Clark was the "Hee Haw" host or co-host for its entire 24-year run, with
Buck Owens his best-known co-host. The country music and comedy
show’s last episode aired in 1993, though reruns continued for a few
years thereafter. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
in 2009.

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The original Hee-Haw was anchored by Bakersfield country legend
Buck Owens on the left, and banjo maestro Roy Clark.

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IT BECAME HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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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. They left the
captured city of Atlanta (depicted above). The campaign ended with
the capture of the port of Savanna on December 21.

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

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Union soldiers destroying telegraph poles and railroads, and freeing slaves, who are assisting Union soldiers in making their way to
safety.


GENERAL SHERMAN’S HEADQUARTERS DURING MARCH TO
THE SEA.


General Sherman at the port city of Savannah on the Atlantic coast.

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Explorer Zebulon Pike (above) spotted the mountaintop
that became known as Pikes Peak in Colorado.

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Pikes Peak, called America’s Mountain for its summit’s role inspiring Katharine Lee Bates to pen “America the Beautiful.”

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ROYAL PENDANT SOLD FOR RECORD PRICE

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GENEVA (AP) — A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant (above) sold for
a hammer price of $32 million at an auction of jewelry that once belonged
to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which
Sotheby’s is calling a record
price for a pearl at auction.

The "Queen Marie Antoinette’s Pearl," a diamond-and-pearl pendant, was
among the highlight offerings on the block at the Sotheby’s sale of Bourbon-
Parma dynasty jewelry.

     
 

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Marie Antoinette (Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna)
November 2, 1755 – October 16, 1793)

Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France before the
French Revolution. She was convicted by the Revolutionary
Tribunal
of high treason and executed by guillotine on the
Place de la Révolution.

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