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Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.) 
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

African-American Civil Rights Movement leader and pastor 
Martin Luther King Jr.who is remembered best for his iconic
"I Have A Dream Speech," which he gave in front of the
Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington. He
received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

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At age 25, Dr. King became the pastor at Dexter Avenue
Baptist Church in Alabama.

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President Richard M. Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam on this day in 1973. He cited
progress in peace negotiations as the reason.

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England’s Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor) was crowned in Westminster Abbey on this day in 1559.


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On this day in 1943, the Pentagon was dedicated as the world’s largest office building just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA. The structure covers 34 acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors.

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The first National Football League Super Bowl was played on this
DAY IN 1967. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City
Chiefs of the American Football League. The final score was 35-
10.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Joseph Stalin became the undisputed ruler of the Soviet Union
on this day in 1927. Leon Trotsky (below) was expelled from the
Communist Party leading to Stalin coming to power.



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Leon Davidovich Trotsky

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During World War II, the naval battle of Guadalcanal began between Japanese and American forces on this day in 1942. The Americans
won a major victory.

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Canadian singer-songwriter, and musician Neil Percival Young
is 72 years old today.

After embarking on a music career in the 1960s, Neil Young moved to Los
Angeles, where he formed Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie
Furay
and others.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany signed
an armistice on this day in 1918. This day became recognized as
Veteran’s Day in the United States
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On this day in 1620, the Mayflower Compact was signed by the 41
men on the Mayflower when they landed in what is now known as Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod. The compact called for "just
and equal laws."

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It was on this day in 2004.

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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is 43 years old today.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio rose to prominence for his roles in the 1990’s films
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Romeo + Juliet and Titanic. He won an Academy
Award for Best Actor for his role as Hugh Glass in the 2015 film The Revenant.

He began his career by acting in commercials and educational films under the
name Lenny Williams.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The Edmund Fitzgerald, an ore-hauling ship, and its crew of 29
vanished during a storm in Lake Superior on this day in 1975.

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Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev died of a heart attack at age 75
on this day in 1982. He was suceeded by Yuri V. Andropov.

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Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone
on this day in 1871. Livingston was a missing Scottish missionary
in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr.
Livingstone, I presume?"

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On this day in 1969, "Sesame Street" made its debut on PBS.

Sesame Street is a long-running educational children’s television series that
combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced
by Sesame Workshop (formerly known as the Children’s Television Workshop)
and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.


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SANDY KOZEL

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Martin Luther (left) posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church on this day in 1517. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

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Martin Luther
(November 10, 1943 – February 18, 1546)

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On this day in 1968, in a televised address to the nation five days before the presidential election, President Lyndon Johnson announced on the basis of developments in the Paris peace negotiations, he has ordered the complete cessation of “all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam.” Accordingly, effective November 1, the U.S. Air Force called a halt to the
air raids on North Vietnam known as Operation Rolling Thunder.

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Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated near her residence by
two Sikh security guards on this day in 1984. Her son, Rajiv (below) was
sworn in as prime minister.

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Rajiv Gandhi (left) at the funeral of his mother.

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Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz)  (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)


Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a
ruptured appendix on this day in 1926. His appendix had been damaged
twelve days earlier when he had been punched in the stomach by a student unexpectedly. During a lecture Houdini had commented on the strength of
his stomach muscles and their ability to withstand hard blows.

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