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ED DANAHUE

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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On this day in 2001.
   

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On this day in 1943 during World War II, Benito Mussolini (center) 
was taken by German paratroopers from the Italian government
that was holding him.

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On this day in 1953,
U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy married
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.

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South African anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko died at the age
of 30 on this day in 1977. The student leader died while in police
custody which triggered an international outcry.

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Mourners surround Biko’s coffin in his home in the black township
of Ginsberg, South Africa.

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John R. Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003)

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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It was on this day in 1971.

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On this day in 1976.

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Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show
"Toast of the Town” on this day in 1956. He was shot from just
the waist up during the performance. Elvis would make a total
of three appearances on the CBS-TV show.
 

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Otis Ray Redding Jr.
(September 9, 1941 – December 10, 1967)

Singer/songwriter Otis Redding was born on this day in 1941. His hit "(Sitting on)
The Dock of the Bay" was recorded three days before he was killed in a plane
crash in 1967.

He sang for the Macon radio station WIBB every Sunday for six dollars. He had
his own band called Otis and the Shooters. Otis Redding is considered the King
of Soul and influenced many groups, such as The Beatles, The Doors, and Led
Zeppelin.

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 Otis Redding memorial statue in Macon, GA.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri on this
day in 1945, ending World War II. The war ended six years and
one day after it began.

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs the documents of Japanese
surrender.

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During the U.S. Civil War on this day in 1864, Union forces led by  
Gen. William T. Sherman (below) occupied Atlanta following the
retreat of the Confederates.


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The Great Fire of London broke out on this day in 1666. The fire
burned for three days destroying 10,000 buildings including St.
Paul’s Cathedral. Only 6 people were killed.

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It was on this day in 1969.

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It was announced on this day in 1985,  the remains of the Titanic
had been found on September 1 by a
U.S. and French expedition 
560 miles off Newfoundland. The luxury liner had been missing 
for 73 years. The tragedy of the RMS Titanic rocked the world
on April 15, 1912.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Soviet hard-liners announced on this day in 1991, President Mikhail Gorbachev had been removed from power. Gorbachev returned to
power two days later.

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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev turned 86 in March.

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On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive
power in Germany as Fuehrer.

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Francis Gary Powers (center), an American U-2 pilot, was convicted
of espionage in Moscow on this day in 1960.


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Inventor and television pioneer, Philo Farnsworth made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-
electronic television
. He was also the first person to demonstrate
such a system to the public.

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth
(August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971)

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On this day in 1977.

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On this day in 1945, the Allies proclaimed V-J Day a day after
Japan agreed to surrender unconditionally.

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It began on this day in 1969.

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India became independent from Britain and was divided into the countries of India and Pakistan. India had been under British
about 200 years.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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On this day in 1914, the Panama Canal was officially opened to commercial traffic as an American ship sailed from the Atlantic
to the Pacific Ocean. The first vessel to pass through the canal
was the American cargo and passenger ship SS Ancon.
 

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"The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Hollywood, CA. on this day in 1939
and Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song “Somewhere
Over the Rainbow.” 


The Hollywood premiere of the movie was at
Grauman’s Chinese
Theatre
(above).

Judy Garland performing the song “Over the Rainbow” for the film
The Wizard of Oz.

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