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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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England’s Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married
on this day in 1981.

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Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini
(July 29, 1883 – April 28 1945)
 

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Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890)

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Vincent van Gogh: Olive Trees with Yellow Sky. Oil on Canvas
Saint-Rémy: November, 1889.

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It was on this day in 1953 at Panmunjon, Korea.

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The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against
President Richard Nixon on this day in 1974.

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It was on this day in 1996.

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The deposed shah of Iran, Muhammad Riza Pahlavi, died in a
hospital near Cairo, Egypt on this day in 1980.

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (October 26, 1919 – July 27, 1980)
 


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Bob Hope (Leslie Townes Hope) (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)

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On this day in 1948, U.S. President Truman signed executive orders
that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

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Fidel Castro began his revolt on this day in 1953 against Fulgencio Batista with
an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. Castro eventually
ousted Batista six years later.

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Formerly the Moncada Army Barracks (above) now a school and
museum in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

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It was on this day in 1952.

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Born on this day in 1856.

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Sir Michael Philip Jagger is 74 years old today.

Mick Jagger is one of the most influential figures in the history of rock and roll
as frontman of The Rolling Stones. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame with the Stones in 1989. He met future Rolling Stones guitarist
Keith Richards in primary school. He initially intended on going into politics
or economics. In 2003, he was knighted.

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Mick Jagger has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone
magazine over twenty times since 1968.

 

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On this day in 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously
ruled that
President Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed
White House tape recordings to the Watergate special
prosecutor Leon Jaworski.

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Vice President Nixon (far right) and Soviet Premier
Nikita Khrushchev
(wearing hat)
speak as the press looks on in part of what came to be known as the Kitchen Debate.

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Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the
valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah on this day in
1847.
 

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Brigham Young
(June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877)

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Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco
(July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830)

 
Simon Bolivar,known as El Libertador, was a Venezuelan military and political
leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Bolivia,
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Panama as sovereign states, independent of
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The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific
Ocean on this day in 1969.

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The Apollo 11 crew stand next to their spacecraft on the deck of
the recovery ship U.S.S. Hornet.

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