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CASTRO IN THE U.S. ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Fidel Castro looks up at the Jefferson Memorial on April 16, 1959
during his visit to the United States.

   

Four months after leading a successful revolution in Cuba, Fidel Castro
visits the United States. The visit was marked by tensions between both 
Castro and the American government.

   

  

   
       
        
        

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In Blacksburg, VA, on this day in 2007, a student killed 33 people at Virginia Tech before killing himself.

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The 23-year-old student gunman Seung-Hui Cho.

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In Texas City, TX. on this day in 1947, the French ship Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, caught fire and blew up, leaving
576 people dead.

    
   
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On this day in 1917, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin returned to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution after years of exile.

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977)

Comedic silent film icon Charlie Chaplin gained world fame for portraying
his character, The Tramp (1915) and starred in
The Great Dictator (1940)
and
Modern Times. He had a career that lasted over 75 years, and became
one of the most important people in film history.

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On this day in 1996, Britain’s Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah, the Duchess of York, announced that they were in the process of getting
a divorce.

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The Rolling Stones released their debut album on this day in 1964.

   

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Michael Jordan played his last NBA game on this day in 2003.

Michael Jordan, who was on the bench and unlikely to enter the game,
was re-inserted into the line-up by Washington Wizards coach Doug
Collins with 2:35 left in the fourth quarter after the crowd of 20,000+
chanted Michael’s name.

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ACTOR LEE ERMEY HAS DIED AT 74

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Lee Ermey when he was an actual Drill Instructor Circa 1966.

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Ronald Lee Ermey (March 24, 1944 – April 15, 2018)

(Fox News) – R. Lee Ermey, a former Marine Corps drill instructor known
to millions of moviegoers as the sadistic Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in
Stanley Kubrick’s "Full Metal Jacket” (1987) died Sunday morning.

In a statement posted on Twitter,his longtime manager Bill Rogin said
Ermey had died due to complications from pneumonia.

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On this day in 1970, an oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, which
prevented the planned moon landing.

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Apollo 13 Service Module after the Explosion. The damage
is on the left-hand side.

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Pope St. John Paul II embraces Elio Toaff, then the chief rabbi of
Rome. It the Pope’s first visit to a Synagogue on this day in 1986.

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Sidney Poitier became the first black to win an Oscar for best actor
on this day in 1964. It was for his role in the film"Lilies of the Field”.

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Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament at the age of 21 on this day in 1997. He also set a
record when he finished at 18 under par.

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Tiger woods (Eldrick Tont Woods) turned 42 December 30.

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AN AMERICAN CLASSIC SINCE 1847

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Necco Wafers are a candy made by the United States-based New England Confectionery Company (
Necco). The wafers were first produced in 1847
and are considered by Necco to be its core product. Each roll of Necco
Wafers contains eight flavors:
lemon (yellow), lime (green), orange (orange),
clove (purple), cinnamon (white), wintergreen (pink), licorice (black), and
chocolate (brown). The ingredients in Necco Wafers are sugar, corn syrup,
gelatin, gums, colorings, and flavorings.

Oliver Chase, an English immigrant, invented a lozenge cutting machine
with which he produced the wafers. At the time of the Civil War,
 these were
originally called "hub wafers" and were carried by Union soldiers. In 1901,
Chase and Company merged with two other companies to incorporate the
New England Confectionery Company. By 1912 the wafers were being
advertised as "Necco Wafers", a name they still carry today.

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An artists depiction of Necco’s founder Oliver Chase in
1847 with his lozenge cutter machine.

   
    

 
The New England Candy Company factory is based in Revere, MA.

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