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On this day in 1972, President Richard M. Nixon and White House
chief of staff H.R. Haldeman discussed a plan to use the CIA to
obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation.
A tape recording of this meeting between the two men in the Oval Office became known as
the “Smoking Gun” tape.

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President Richard Nixon (seated) meeting with Chief of Staff H. R. (“Bob”) Haldeman in the White House.

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On this day in 1940, Adolf Hitler (center) visits Paris after France falls
to Nazi Germany.

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It was on this day in 1995 when Dr. Jonas Salk died from heart
failure.

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TIME Magazine Cover: Dr. Jonas Salk — Mar. 29, 1954.

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Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995)

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Winston Churchill rallies Britain during World War 2 with his famous "finest hour" speech on this day in 1940.

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On this day in 1815, at the Battle of Waterloo Napoleon was defeated
by an international army under the Duke of Wellington. Napoleon abdicated on June 22.

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The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great Britain
on this day in 1812. The conflict began over trade restrictions and
numerous other disputes between the two countries.

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James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831)

During the War of 1812, Monroe served in critical
roles as
Secretary of State and the Secretary of
War
under President James Madison (below).

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James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836)

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On this day in 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly
across the Atlantic Ocean when she flew from Newfoundland to
Wales.

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Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger on this day in 1983.

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Sally Kristen Ride
(May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012)

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Sir James Paul McCartney is 76 years old today.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist of The Beatles, Paul McCartney 
wrote such hit songs for the band as "Penny Lane," "Blackbird"
and "Eleanor Rigby." After his time with The Beatles he formed
the band Wings and embarked upon a solo career. He has earned
21 Grammy Awards across his career.
 

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The cover of Abbey Road has no printed words. It is a photo of the Beatles, in side view, crossing the street in single file.
Abbey Road studio album by The Beatles, 1969.

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On this day in 1997, Timothy McVeigh, a former U.S. Army soldier, 
was convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role
in the 1995 terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal
Building in Oklahoma City
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Elizabeth was crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey on
this day in 1953.

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Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) turned 92 in April.

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On this day in 1979, Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on
the first visit by a pope to a Communist country. The Pope is shown
kissing Polish ground upon his first return to his country.

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It was on this day in 1941.

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On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered his famed "Luckiest Man"
speech in front of a sold out crowd in Yankee Stadium.

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Babe Ruth attends the open casket funeral of Lou Gehrig on June
4, 1941.

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Henry Louis Gehrig (born "Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig")
(June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941)

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On this day in 1940, the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk,
France, began during World War II.

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On this day in 1868, President Andrew Johnson was acquitted, by
one vote, of all charges in his impeachment trial.

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Andrew Johnson
(December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875)

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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison)
(May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

Nicknamed "The Duke," John Wayne played a hero in action
films and westerns and received an Academy Award for Best
Actor for his starring role in True Grit in 1969. His voice, and
acting style made him a major box office draw for thirty years.

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Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the
Dominican Republic on this day in 1994. They were divorced
in January of 1996.

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Hank Williams Jr. (Randall Hank Williams) is 69 today.  

Country superstar Hank Williams Jr. is known for the hit "All
My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," which served
as the opening theme for Monday Night Football from 1989
to 2011. He’s the son of country legend
Hank Williams. He
followed in the footsteps of his late father at a young age
and started singing when he was eight years old.

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