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On this day in 1962,  U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson (below) presented
photographic evidence to the United Nations Security Council. The photos 
were of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

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Adlai Ewing Stevenson II 
(February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965)

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The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and admit mainland China
on this day in 1971.

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On this day in 1983, U.S. troops and soldiers from six Caribbean nations
invaded Grenada to restore order and provide protection to
U.S. citizens
after a recent coup within Grenada’s Communist (pro-Cuban) government.

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The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the Crimean War on this
day in 1854. The British were winning the Battle of Balaclava when Lord
James Cardigan received an order to attack the Russians. He took his troops
into a valley and suffered 40 percent caualties. Later it was revealed that the
order was the result of confusion and was not given intentionally.

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Professional Golfer Payne Stewart was the U.S.Open champion in
1991 and 1999. His chartered jet lost pressurization shortly after
takeoff, then crashed several hours later. He was 42.

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Learjet 35 N47BA Prior to the crash in a field near Aberdeen, South
Dakota.

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Poet and author Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 – October 25, 1400) 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Ariel Sharon visited Jerusalem’s Temple Mount on this day in 2000.

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During the Revolutionary War on this day in 1781, American forces
began the siege on Yorktown,
VA.

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General George Washington (center) depicted reviewing the captured 
British army at Yorktown.

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On this day in 1066, England was invaded by William the Conqueror
who claimed the English throne.

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William the Conqueror (1027-28–1087)

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The first around-the-world flight was completed by two
U.S. Army
planes when they landed in Seattle,
WA. on this day in 1924. The
trip took 175 days.

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Miles Dewey Davis III
(May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991)

Miles Davis was a jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. He is
among the most influential and acclaimed figures in the
history of
jazz
and 20th century music. Davis adopted a variety of musical
directions in his five-decade career which kept him at the forefront
of a number of major stylistic developments in jazz.

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On this day on 1776.

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A depiction of the hanging of Nathan Hale.

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A border conflict between Iran and Iraq developed into a full-scale
war on this day in 1980.  

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Gerald Ford looks to where a shot was fired as he is leaving the St.
Francis Hotel.

On Sept. 22, 1975, Sara Jane Moore’s attempt to assassinate President Ford
was thwarted by Oliver Sipple, a disabled former marine. It was the second
attempt on Ford’s life in less than three weeks.


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Sara Jane Moore

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On this day in 1964, "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway. It was the beginning of a run of 3,242 performances.

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Irving Berlin (Israel Beilin)  (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)

Irving Berlin was a Russian born, American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history.

“God Bless America” was composed by  Jewish songwriter, Irving Berlin, in 1938. Berlin’s original name was Israel Baline, and he was born in Eastern Russia in 1888.

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Camille Bohannon

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U.S. military forces attacked a terrorist camp in Afghanistan and a chemical plant in Sudan. Both targets were chosen for cruise
missile strikes due to their connection with Osama bin Laden.

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On this day in 1968, the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact
nations began invading Czechoslovakia to crush the "Prague
Spring" liberalization.

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NASA’S Voyager 2 was launched by the United States on this day
in 1977.
The spacecraft was carrying a 12 inch copper phonograph record containing greetings in dozens of languages, samples of
music and sounds of nature.

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Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008)

Singer and songwriter Isaac Hayes co-founded the soul music label
Stax Records alongside David Porter in the 1960s. He and Porter
wrote the popular 1967 song "Soul Man" for the duo Sam & Dave.

Hayes also earned recognition for his Academy Award-winning original
song "Theme from Shaft" for the 1971 film Shaft.

He began singing at his local church at age five and eventually taught
himself how to play the piano, organ, flute, and saxophone.

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Robert Anthony Plant is 69 years old today.


Iconic rock star Robert Plant gained fame as the vocalist and songwriter
of the classic rock band Led Zeppelin, known for such hits as "Stairway
to Heaven" and "When the Levee Breaks." He was named the #1 Lead
Singer of All Time by Rolling Stone Magazine in 2011. He was once
in training to become an accountant before becoming involved in
the blues scene.

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The Pentagon reported the first of two North Vietnamese attacks on
U.S.
destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin on this day in 1964. 

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President Lyndon Johnson.


 

       
        
        
        
        
        
        

        
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Iraq invaded the oil-rich country of Kuwait on this day in 1990. Iraq claimed that Kuwait had driven down oil prices by exceeding
production quotas set by OPEC.

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On this day in 1943, the
U.S. Navy patrol torpedo boat, PT-109, sank
after being attacked by a Japanese destroyer. The boat was under
the command of Lt. John F. Kennedy (pictured above).

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Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923)

Harding was the 29th President of the United States and was well liked
and admired. His death from a heart attack came as a great shock to the
nation.

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"Wild Bill" Hickok was assassinated by Jack McCall in Saloon #10
in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.
   

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