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Nazi Germany’s troops entered Paris on this day in 1940. As Paris became occupied loud speakers announced the implementation
of a curfew being imposed for 8 p.m.

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A French civilian weeping as German soldiers marched into Paris.

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Also on this same day in 1940, the Nazis opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland. 

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Trans World Airlines Flight 847 was a flight from Cairo to San Diego with in 
route stops in Athens, Rome, Boston, and Los Angeles. On the morning of 
Friday, June 14, 1985 Flight 847 was
hijacked shortly after take off from
Athens. The hijackers were seeking the release of 700
Shi’ite Muslims from
Israeli custody.

United States Navy diver Robert Stethem (below) was murdered, and his
body was thrown onto the tarmac. Dozens of passengers were held hostage
over the next two weeks until released by their captors after some of their
demands were met.


Robert Stethem

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On this day in 1777, The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the
"Stars and Stripes" as the national flag of the United States. The Flag
Resolution stated "Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made
of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars,
white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." On May 20, 1916,
President Woodrow Wilson (below) officially proclaimed June 14 "Flag Day"
as a commemoration of the "Stars and Stripes."

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson
(December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924)

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Donald John Trump (born and raised in the New York City) is 72
years old today.
He is the 45th and current President of the
United States.

Trump made his mark as a successful businessman, becoming
a prominent a real estate developer. He founded The Trump
Organization and was the host of the popular reality TV series
The Apprentice. 

Donald Trump played football, soccer, and baseball at the New
York Military Academy as a teenager. He later graduated from 
the prestigious Wharton School of Business.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1973, President Nixon announced that an accord had
been reached to end the Vietnam War.

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On this day in 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into the nation’s territorial waters on a
spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.

A photo of the Pueblo in the Puget Sound


Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, captain of the USS Pueblo.

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The TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on this day in 1977 on
ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel.

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Alexander Murray Palmer Haley
(August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992)

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Keeshan played the original Clarabell the Clown 
on the Howdy Doody show on NBC-TV.

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Bob Keeshan created and played the title role in the children’s television
program Captain Kangaroo, which ran from 1955 to 1984 on CBS, the
longest-running nationally broadcast children’s television program of
its day.

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Robert James "Bob" Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

Talk show host and comedian, Johnny Carson is best remembered for his
30 years as host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). 

He received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy‘s 1980 Governor’s
Award, and a 1985
Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television
Academy Hall of Fame
in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential
Medal of Freedom
in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in
1993.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore (" ‘Twas
the night before Christmas…") was first published on this day in
1823.

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Clement Clarke Moore

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Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese
war leaders were executed in Tokyo on this day in 1948. They
had been found guilty of crimes against humanity.
        

        
        
        
       

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The Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. Founder of The Mormon Church (LDS) 
was born on this day in 1805.

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Joseph Smith’s first vision.

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The crew of the
U.S. Navy ship, Pueblo, was released by North Korea
on this day in 1968. The Captain of the Pueblo, Commander Lloyd M. Bucher, and 82 of his crew were held for 11 months after the ship
was seized by North Korea because of suspected spying by the U.S.

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Commander Lloyd M. Bucher

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Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, skipper of the USS Pueblo (2nd from right)
says goodbye to Gen. Charles H. Bonesteel III, commander in chief
of the United Nations Command in Korea, as Pueblo crew members applaud at Kimpo Air Base, South Korea.         
  
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
     
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On this day in 1986, the experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by
Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, completed the first non-stop, around-
the-world flight without refueling as it landed safely at Edwards Air
Force Base in
California.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On July 4, 1939, Yankees fans were given their chance to say
farewell to Lou Gehrig.

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John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933)

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States who was
mostly remembered for being a man of few words, which earn him the
nickname Silent Cal. He was a farmer, school teacher, and local store
clerk. Coolidge achieved national recognition for his handling of the
Boston Police Strike of 1919. He held a record number of presidential
press conferences for the time, totaling 520.

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It was on this day in 1945.

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Jessica Dawn Lynch will be 34 on April 26.

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It was on this day in 1984.

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Marvin Gaye (Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.)  (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984)

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