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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Adolf Hitler
(April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945)

Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi
Party
Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader")
of
Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World
War II in Europe
with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and
was central to
the Holocaust.

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Auschwitz concentration camp, the largest mass murder site in
human history.

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It was on this day in 1999.

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The "El Dorado" arriving with Cuban refugees during the Mariel
Boatlift which began on this day in 1980.

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Ted Williams made his baseball debut on this day in 1939.

Williams played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball career as a left
fielder
for the Boston Red Sox from 1939 to 1960, only interrupted by time
in the service during World War ll and the Korean War. Nicknamed "The
Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "The Thumper",
and
"The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived", Williams is regarded as one of the

greatest players in baseball history.

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Theodore (Ted) Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002)

 

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Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005)

Luther Vandross was a singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout
his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several
different artists including
Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana
Ross
, David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He
later became a lead singer of the group
Change, which released its gold-
certified debut album, The Glow of Love, in 1980 on
Warner Bros. Records.

After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist
and released his debut solo album, Never Too Much, in 1981. During his
career,
Vandross sold over 35 million records worldwide, and received
Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different
times. He won a total of four Grammy Awards in
2004 including the Grammy
Award for
Song of the Year
for a song recorded not long before his death,
"
Dance with My Father”.

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A POLITICAL CAREER ON THIS DAY IN 1988

Sonny Bono being sworn in as Palm Springs Mayor on April 19, 1988.
Sonny Bono being sworn in as the Mayor of Palm Springs, CA.

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Sonny Bono served four years as Mayor of Palm Springs from
1988 to 1992. He
was instrumental in spearheading the creation
of the
Palm Springs International Film Festival, which is held
each year in Bono’s memory. Sonny Bono was also elected
congressman for California’s 44th district from 1995 until his
death in 1998.

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ED DONAHUE

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The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK, was destroyed by a bomb on this day in 1995. It was the worst bombing
on U.S. territory. 168 people were killed including 19 children, and
500 were injured. Timothy McVeigh (below) was found guilty of the bombing on June 2, 1997.

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The American Revolution began on this day in 1775 as fighting broke
out at Lexington, MA.

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The Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground
on this day in 1993. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the
cult and U.S. federal agents. A total of 86 people were killed including
17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.

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Cult leader David Koresh.

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Actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco on this day in 1956.

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The musical debuted on Broadway on this day in 2001.

The Producers

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CORRESPONDENT KILLED ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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Ernest Taylor Pyle  (August 3, 1900 – April 18, 1945)

Pulitzer Prize-winning war correspondent Ernie Pyle was killed by
Japanese machine-gun fire on the island of Ie Shima off the coast
of Okinawa. Extremely popular, especially with the average GI,
whose life and death he reported on (American infantrymen braved
enemy fire to recover Pyle’s body), Pyle had been at the London Blitz
of 1941 and saw action in North Africa, Italy, France, and the Pacific.

A monument exists to him to this day on Ie Shima, describing him
simply as “a buddy.” Burgess Meredith portrayed him in the 1945
film The Story of GI Joe.  
      
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Indiana University celebrated The Media School with a formal inauguration of the new school and dedication of the above
sculpture of World War II correspondent Ernie Pyle in 2014.

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today in history

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1906, San Francisco, CA, was hit with an earthquake
with an original death toll cited at about 700. Information received
later indicated that the death toll may have been 3 to 4 times the
original estimate.

 


    
    
    
   
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On this day in 1775, American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode though towns in Massachusetts
giving the warning that the Regulars were coming out. Later, the
phrase "the British are coming" was attributed to Revere even
though it is unlikely he used that wording.

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An American Marine Second Lieutenant stands with his back to rescue workers swarming the ruins of the American embassy after a suicide bomber attacked killing 63, including 17 Americans among them CIA station chief Robert Ames, Beirut, April 18, 1983. The US Marines were there as part of the failed Multinational Force peacekeeping intervention in the Lebanese Civil War. Photo: Francoise De Mulder, Roger Viollet/Getty Images / Francoise De Mulder/Roger Viollet
The U.S. Embassy in Beirut was blown up by a suicide car-bomber
on this day in 1983. A total of 63 people were killed including 17 Americans.

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A previously unseen image of Einstein as a five-year-old in 1884.

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Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) 

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the 
theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside
quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the
philosophy of science. He is best known by the general public for his
mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed
"the world’s most famous equation").

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Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) played his final game in the
NHL on this day in 1999. He retired as the NHL‘s all-time leading
scorer and holder of 61 individual records.

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