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SHIRLEY SMITH

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Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph on
this day in 1877.

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On this day in 1973, President Richard M. Nixon‘s attorney, J. Fred
Buzhardt, announced the presence of an 18½-minute gap in one of
the White House tape recordings related to the Watergate case.

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President Nixon (seated) and H.R. Haldeman in 1972.

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On this day in 1934, the Cole Porter musical "Anything
Goes" opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre (now
known as the Neil Simon Theatre). The musical has
been revived several times in the U.S. and Britain and
has been filmed twice. It has long been a popular
choice for school and community productions.

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Ethel Merman (Ethel Agnes Zimmermann)
(January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984)

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MIKE GRACIA

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Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light bulb on this
day in 1877. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it burned out.

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Thomas Alva Edison
(February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)

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On this day in 1805, The Battle of Trafalgar occurred off the coast of Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. The British defeated the French
and Spanish fleet. It was the greatest battle in British naval history.

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British Admiral Horatio Nelson was shot and killed during battle.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
Admiral Horatio Nelson was one of
Great Britain’s greatest war heroes.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1968, two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John
Carlos, were suspended by the
U.S. Olympic Committee for giving
a "black power" salute (above) during a ceremony in Mexico City.

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The three scientists shared the Nobel Prize on this day in 1962 for
DNA discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic
acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.”

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Watson and Crick DNA model.

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and White House
chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to
obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation.
A tape recording of this meeting between the two men in the Oval Office became known as
the “Smoking Gun” tape.

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President Richard Nixon (seated) meeting with Chief of Staff H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman in the White House.

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On this day in 1940, Adolf Hitler (center) visits Paris after France falls
to Nazi Germany.

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It was on this day in 1995 when Dr. Jonas Salk died from heart
failure.

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TIME Magazine Cover: Dr. Jonas Salk — Mar. 29, 1954.

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Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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In Beijing on this day in 1989, Chinese troops stormed Tiananmen
Square to crush the pro-democracy movement. It is believed that hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators were killed.

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The Battle of Midway began on t his day in 1942. It was the first major victory for America over Japan during World War II. The battle ended
on June 6 and ended Japanese expansion in the Pacific.

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An artist’s impression of the Battle of Midway.

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On this day in 1896, Henry Ford made a successful test drive of his
new car in Detroit,
MI. He called the vehicle a "Quadricycle."

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On this day in 1783, a hot-air balloon was demonstrated by Joseph
and Jacques Montgolfier. It reached a height of 1,500 feet.

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                                                                                    Jacques Montgolfier.

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Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by rock singer-songwriter
Bruce Springsteen. It was released by Columbia Records on this day in
1984.The album’s music was written by Springsteen and recorded with
his
E Street Band and producers Chuck Plotkin and Jon Landau at The
Power Station
and The Hit Factory in New York City.

When Born in the U.S.A. was first released, it was met with positive
reviews and massive commercial success. It produced seven top-10
hit singles and was promoted with a worldwide concert tour by
Springsteen. Born in the U.S.A.became his most commercially
successful album and one of
the highest-selling records ever,
having sold 30 million copies by 2012. It has also been cited by
critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. The album
received a nomination for
Album of the Year at the 1985
Grammy Awards
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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen will be 69 September 23.

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