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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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SANDY KOZEL

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Guglielmo Marconi, (1st Marquis of Marconi) (April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937) 


Marconi was an
Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his
pioneering work on long-distance
radio transmission and for his
development of
Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system. He is
credited as the
inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel
Prize in Physics
with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of
their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

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It was on this day in 1507.

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On this day in 1945, U.S. and Soviet forces met at Torgau, Germany 
near the Elbe River.

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The U.S. Hubble Space Telescope was placed into Earth’s orbit on
this day in 1990. It was released by the space shuttle Discovery
(below).

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996)

The Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, won thirteen Grammy Awards and
became a legend for singing "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
and "I’m Making Believe." Her rendition of "Summertime" with Louis
Armstrong
is considered one of the best collaborations in music
history.

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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in the recording studio.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1968, U.S. troops in Vietnam destroyed a village
consisting mostly of women and children. The event is known
as the My-Lai massacre.

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William Laws Calley Jr. will be 75 in June.

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Terry Anderson, an Associated Press newsman, was taken hostage
in Beirut on this day in 1985. He was released on December 4,1991.

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Physicist Robert H. Goddard launched the first liquid-fuel rocket on
this day in 1926. Goddard is known as the father of modern rocketry.

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Robert Hutchings Goddard
(October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945)

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Jerry Lewis (Joseph Levitch)  (March 16, 1926 – August 20, 2017)

Comedian, actor, and muscular dystrophy telethon host Jerry Lewis 
formed one of history’s greatest comedy teams with
Dean Martin. He
received
Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Los Angeles Film
Critics Association, The American Comedy Awards, and the Venice
Film Festival.

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