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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also stated that undeniably
loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry could not be detained.

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Filmmaker Steven Allan Spielberg is72 years old today.

Celebrated director Steven Spielberg achieved box office records with
the blockbuster films
Jaws (1975), E.T. (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993).

He received the Academy Award for Best Director for the films Schindler’s
List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He also directed the action/
adventure classic trilogy Indiana Jones starring
Harrison Ford, in the
’80s.


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NEWS HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On October 10, 1973, after months of maintaining his innocence,
Agnew pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion
and resigned from office. He was replaced by House Minority
Leader Gerald Ford (below).

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Gerald Ford (center) was sworn in as Vice President Ford. 

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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

Wells is best remembered for the legendary 1938 radio broadcast of “The
War of the Worlds’’, and in film, Citizen Kane (1941), consistently ranked
as one of the greatest films ever made.

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POPULAR CHARACTER ACTOR IS DEAD AT 76

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Scott Wilson (William Delano Wilson)  
(March 29, 1942 – October 6, 2018)


Scott Wilson, the actor known as Hershel on The Walking Dead, has died.

The news was confirmed by The Walking Dead‘s official Twitter on Saturday,
who sent their condolences to the actor’s family and friends.


From left: Robert Blake and Scott Wilson in the 1968 film In Cold
Blood.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1862, the Confederates defeated Union forces at the second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, VA.

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Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General.

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It was on this day in 1967. He would be the first black court justice.

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Thurgood Marshall  (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993)

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The space shuttle Challenger was launched on this day in 1983 with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first African American to
travel in space when the shuttle embarked on its third mission.

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Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. will be 76 on November 22.

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Godwin)
(August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851)

British author Mary Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel
Frankenstein. Her less famous works include novels such as
Valperga, Perkin Warbeck, and The Last Man.

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Baseballs Ty Cobb made his major league batting
debut with the Detroit Tigers on this day in 1905.

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Tyrus Raymond Cobb
(December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961)
Nicknamed: The Georgia Peach

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NOVEL PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1897

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The cover of the first edition.

The first copies of the classic vampire novel Dracula,
by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appeared on the shelfs in
London bookshops on this day in 1897. It has been
assigned to many
literary genres including vampire
literature
, horror fiction, gothic novel, and invasion
literature
. Dracula has spawned numerous theatrical,
film, and television interpretations.

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Abraham "Bram" Stoker
(November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912)

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