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The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War on
this day in 1862. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or
missing. The Rebel advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies.

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Dead Confederate soldiers from Starke’s Louisiana Brigade, on
the Hagerstown Turnpike, north of the Dunker Church.

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Casualties near the Dunker Church.

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On this day in 1972, the series "M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS-TV.


The
war comedy-drama television series M*A*S*H aired on CBS from 1972
to 1983. It was developed by
Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature
film M*A*S*H, which, in turn, was based on
Richard Hooker‘s 1968 novel
MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The series was produced
with
20th Century Fox Television for CBS. It is one of the highest-
rated shows in American television history.

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On this day in 2001.

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President George W. Bush addresses the nation following the
9/11 attacks.

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President George W. Bush with firefighter Bob Beckwith standing in
standing in front of the collapsed World Trade Center buildings.  
       

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Johnny Cash and wife June Carter.

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

While hospitalized at Baptist Hospital in Nashville, Johnny Cash died of complications from diabetes at approximately 2:00 a.m. CT on September
12, 2003, aged 71, less than four months after his wife. It was suggested
that his health worsened due to a
broken heart over June’s death.

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It was on this day in 1971.

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

 


Elvis Presley with some of his fans in the audience who came to see
his debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Elvis loved technology and always took time to check out the cameras on TV and movie sets.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1997.

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Spencer)  
(July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997)

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On this day in 1980, Poland’s Solidarity labor movement was born
with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day strike.

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Lech Walesa, anti-communist leader of Solidarity in Poland.

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Jack the Ripper’s first victim, Mary Ann Nichols was found dead
in London on this day in 1888.

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Mary Ann Nichols throat had been slit and her body
horribly mutilated. At the time of her death the East
London Observer guessed her age at 30-35.

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It was on this day in 1969.

Undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano and two
other men died when their light plane apparently lost power and crashed
in a cow pasture near Newton, Iowa.

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Sir George Ivan Morrison is 83 years old today and was born in
Belfast
, Northern Ireland.

Irish musician Van Morrison is best known to American audiences for his
hits "Brown-Eyed Girl" and "Moondance." He released his 36th studio
album, Keep Me Singing, in 2016. His father’s impressive record collection
inspired him to pursue music.

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Boris Yeltsin (right) with Mikhail Gorbachev after the failure of the
August 21, 1991 coup.

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Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev returns to Moscow from the
Crimea on August 22, 1991 after a hardline coup failed.

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It was on this day in 1940.

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Nat Turner, a former slave, led a violent insurrection in Virginia on
this day in 1831. He was later executed.

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Hawaii became the 50th state on this day in 1959. President Dwight
D. Eisenhower
(second from left) also issued the order for the 50
star flag.

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After signing Executive Order adding 50th star to US flag, for Hawaii, President Eisenhower (third from left) holds up the new flag.

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Kenneth Ray Rogers is 80 years old today. He was born in Houston,
TX.


Country icon Kenny Rogers has sold more than 100 million albums over
the course of his career. His 1970s albums The Gambler and Kenny went
5x platinum and 3x platinum, respectively. In 2013, he was inducted into
the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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