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On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in
captivity.

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During World War II on this day in 1945, the Yalta Agreement was
signed by
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin.

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Nine days after the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran
(after 15 years in exile) power was seized by his followers on this
day in 1979.

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

Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion
picture camera. Edison became a legend for his many contributions to the telecommunications and industry. With 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, he
is considered the fourth most prolific inventor in history. As a youth, he
sold candy, newspapers, and vegetables to train passengers who were
 
traveling from Port Huron to Detroit.

 

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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke on this day in
2006 and lapsed into a coma which lasted eight years and ended
in his death at age 85.   
        
        
       
        
        
       
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon after reading statement to the press during the closing moments of the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan Jun 4, 2003. White House photo by Paul Morse

From left: Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, President
George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during
the closing moments of the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan
Jun 4, 2003.

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Louis Braille ( January 4, 1809 – January 6, 1852)


Braille was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and
writing for use by the
blind. His system remains virtually unchanged to
this day, and is known worldwide simply as
braille. He had been blind
in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident.

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Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura, with wife Terry, was
sworn in as
Minnesota’s
38th governor (1999 to 2003) on this day
in 1999.

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Jesse Ventura (James George Janos) turned 66 July 15.

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       Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

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It was on this day in 1965.

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On this day in 1879, Thomas Edison gave his first demonstration of incandescent lighting to an audience in Menlo Park,
NJ.

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On this day in 1961,  the U.S. Marshall Plan expired after distributing more than $12 billion in foreign aid.

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is80 years old today.

Welsh actor Anthony Hopkins is best known for his portrayal of the serial
killer Hannibal Lecter, a role that won him the Academy Award for Best
Actor.


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Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.

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

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President Richard M. Nixon‘s attorney announced the presence of        
an 18 minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings 
related to the Watergate case on this day in 1973.

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President Richard Nixon holds a press conference upon release of 
the White House tapes.

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Ottilie Lundgren, 94, of Oxford, Connecticut was the final victim
to die in America’s Anthrax scare. Four had died before her.

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On this day in 1985, former
U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan
Jay Pollard was arrested after being accused of spying for Israel. He
was later sentenced to life in prison.

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On this day in 1934, the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes"
opened on Broadway.

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Thomas Edison invented a workable electric incandescent lamp on this day in
1879. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it would burn out.

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Anthrax scare claims first two U.S. Postal workers in Washington,
D.C. on this day in 2001.

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The Battle of Trafalgar occurred off the coast of Spain on this day in 1805. The British defeated the French and Spanish fleet.

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