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SANDY KOZEL

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Ulysses Simpson Grant (Hiram Ulysses Grant)

Grant was born on this day in 1822. He was the 18th U.S. President,
Lt. General in command of all Union armies during the U.S. Civil
War, nickname: Hero of Appomattox.

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Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan was killed by natives in the Philippines on this day in 1521.

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On this day in 1805, a force led by U.S. Marines captured the city of Derna, on the shores of Tripoli. The Marines’ Hymn is a tribute to the Warriors who stormed the fortress, raised the American flag,
and gave us "the shores of Tripoli."

             
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On this day in 1947, "Babe Ruth Day" was celebrated at Yankee
Stadium.
 
The Babe, above, whispered his gratitude to the crowd
of over 58,000 cheering fans.
  

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During World War II on this day in 1945, about 30,000 U.S. Marines
landed on Iwo Jima.

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On this day in 1942, President Roosevelt signed an executive order
giving the military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans.

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On February 19, 1473, Nicolaus Copernicus is born in Torun, a city
in north-central Poland on the Vistula River. The father of modern astronomy, he was the first modern European scientist to propose
that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun.


The monument to Nicolaus Copernicus in Warsaw.

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Deng Xiaoping of China died on t his day in 1997 at the age of
92. He was the last of China’s major revolutionaries.

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William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is 78 years old today.

Singer Smokey Robinson was with The Miracles who helped define
the Motown sound. He also played with The Five Chimes until 1972
and pursued a solo career. He released such popular songs as "A
Quiet Storm," "Tears of a Clown," "You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,"
and "I Second That Emotion."

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