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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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CARLATA BRADLEY

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From left: Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat, President Jimmy
Carter and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

The Camp David treaty was signed by Israel and Egypt on this day in 1979. It 
ended the 31-year state of war between the two countries.

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On this day in 1997, the 39 bodies of Heaven’s Gate members were
found in a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe,
CA. They had apparently
committed suicide thinking that they would be picked up by a
spaceship following behind the comet Hale-Bopp.

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Marshall Applewhite (above) the leader of the Heaven’s Gate cult.

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The first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup on this day in 1917.

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On this day in 1964, the musical "Funny Girl" opened on 
Broadway starring
Barbra Streisand.

The semi-biographical plot of “Funny Girl” is based on the life
and career of
Broadway star, film actress and comedian Fanny
Brice
featuring her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and
gambler Nick Arnstein. Its original title was My Man. The musical
was nominated for eight
Tony Awards but, with competition from
Hello, Dolly!, it failed to win in any categories.

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Diana Ross, lifetime achievement award recipient, poses in the press room at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2017. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Diana Ernestine Ross is 74 years young today.

Motown singer Diana Ross gained fame as a member of The
Supremes
and who later won a Golden Globe for her role as
Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues in 1972. She once
dreamed of being a fashion designer.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Iraqi insurgents destroyed a Shite shrine’s golden dome on this day
in 2006.

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The "Miracle on Ice" refers to a medal-round game during the men’s
ice hockey tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid,
New York
on this day in 1980.  It was played between the hosting
United States, and the defending gold medalists, the Soviet Union.

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It was on this day in 1987.

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Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola)
(August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987)


Warhol died in Manhattan at 6:32 a.m. on February 22, 1987
at age 58. According to news reports, he had been making
a good recovery from
gallbladder surgery at New York
Hospital
before dying in his sleep from a sudden post-
operative
irregular heartbeat.


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MIKE GRACIA

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During the U.S. Civil War on this day in 1862, about 14,000 soldier’s 
of the Confederate army surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at
Fort Donelson,
TN.

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The operator of a crematory in Noble, GA, was arrested on this day in 2002, after dozens of corpses were found stacked in storage sheds
and scattered around in the surrounding woods.

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Ray Brent Marsh addresses the court during sentencing proceedings
in Walker County Court in LaFayette, Ga.

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John Demjanjuk (above) went on trial in Jerusalem on this day in
1987. He was accused of being "Ivan the Terrible", a guard at the Treblinka concentration camp. He was convicted, but the Israeli
Supreme Court overturned the ruling.

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Former prison camp guard John Demjanjuk. 

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On this day in 1968, America’s first 911 emergency telephone
system was inaugurated in Haleyville,
AL.

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Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite (right) went to City Hall
and called U.S. Representative Tom Bevill at the local police station
for the first 911 call.
  

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On this day in 2005, The NHL announced the cancellation
of the 2004-2005 season due to a labor dispute. It was the
first time a major sports league in North America lost an
entire season to a labor dispute.

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National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman
announced the cancellation of the 2004-05 season.

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MIKE GRACIA

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1998

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Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) 

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