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On this day in 1981, the 52 Americans held hostage by Iran for 444
days arrived in the
United States and were reunited with their
families.

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In Los Angeles, California on this day in 1971, cult leader Charles Manson is convicted, along with followers Susan Atkins, Leslie
Van Houten, and Patricia Krenwinkle, of the brutal 1969 murders
of actress Sharon Tate and six others.

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Sharon Marie Tate Polanski (January 24, 1943 – August 9, 1969)

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On this day in January 1994, Michael Jackson reached a financial settlement out of court for $23,000,000 to resolve the matter of
child sexual abuse accusations from 1993. In September 1994, 
a criminal investigation was closed.


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In the U.S. on this day in 1959, American Airlines had the first
scheduled transcontinental flight of a Boeing 707.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1981, Iran released 52 Americans that had been held hostage for 444 days. The hostages were flown to Algeria and then
to a U.S. base in Wiesbaden, West Germany. The release occurred minutes after the
U.S. presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter
to Ronald Reagan.

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The inauguration of John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the
United States
was held on this day in 1961.

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On this day in 1942, Nazi officials held the Wannsee conference,
during which they arrived at their "final solution" that called for exterminating Europe’s Jews.

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George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert)
(June 3, 1865 – January 20, 1936)

The death of King George’s sister Victoria in December 1935 depressed him
deeply. On the evening of 15 January 1936, the King took to his bedroom at
Sandringham House complaining of a cold; he remained in the room until
his death. He became gradually weaker, drifting in and out of consciousness.

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George Burns (born Nathan Birnbaum)
(January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996)

George Burns was a comedian, actor, singer, and writer. He was one of
the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned
vaudeville,
radio, film and television. He and his wife,
Gracie Allen, appeared on
radio, television, and film as the comedy duo
Burns and Allen (below).

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages) on this day in 1979. The
militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the
former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were
later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months.

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Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by right-
wing Israeli Yigal Amir after attending a peace rally on this day
in 1995. He was 73.

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Soviet forces enter Hungary on this day in 1956 in order to suppress
the uprising that had begun on October 23, 1956.


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It was on this day in 1955.

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Denton True "Cy" Young

(March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on  Nazi
Germany. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.

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The Revolutionary War between the
U.S. and Great Britain ended
with the Treaty of Paris on this day in 1783.

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Treaty of Paris original document.

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End of the hostage crisis on this day in 2004.

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The NASA spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars on this day in 1976. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the
planet’s surface.

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Vincent Thomas Lombardi

(June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970)


Vince Lombardi died in Washington, D.C. of cancer on
Thursday morning, September 3, 1970. He was 57.
 
  
 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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World War II began on this day in 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

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It happened on this day in 1983.

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Korean Air Lines 747, Flight 007, was shot down over the Sahakin Islands.

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America’s Bobby Fischer (right) beat Russia’s Boris Spassky to
become world chess champion on this day in 1972. The chess
match took place in Reykjavik, Iceland
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Robert James
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Young Gloria and her mother.


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Gloria Estefan (Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García) is 60 years
young today.

Latin pop singer Gloria Estefan has sold more than one hundred million records
over the course of her career. She has released many #1 hits, including "Don’t
Wanna Lose You." She once worked with the Miami International Airport Customs Department while in college. She was approached by the CIA for the job because
of her prowess with language. Gloria has won seven Grammy Awards, including
one for Best Tropical Latin Album in 1993 for Mi Tierra.
 

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