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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1974, President Gerald Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War.

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In west Beirut on this day in 1982, the massacre of hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children began in refugee camps
of the Lebanese Christian militiamen.

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1972.

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It took place on this day in 1975.

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Jack Kerouac’s "On the Road" was first published on this day in
1957.

Jack Kerouac by Tom Palumbo circa 1956
Jack Kerouac (Jean-Louis Kérouac) 
(March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969)

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Mother Teresa, known in the Roman
Catholic Church
as Saint Teresa of
Calcutta (Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu)

(August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997)

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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World War II began when Germany invaded Poland on this day in 1939.

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Hitler salutes as he oversees troops during the Nazi occupation of Poland.

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It was on this day in 2004.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin seen during his
televised address to the nation.

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It was on this day in 1983.

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President Ronald Reagan condemning the Soviet attack on a Korean airliner.

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On this day in 1972, America’s Bobby Fischer (right) beats Russia’s
Boris Spassky (left) to become world chess champion. The chess
match took place in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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This undated photo provided by Heritage Auctions shows the chess board used by American Bobby Fischer and Soviet champ Boris
Spassky during their historic 1972 “Match of the Century.”

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Gloria Estefan (Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo) is 61 years young
today.

Latin pop singer Gloria Estefan has sold more than one hundred million
records over the course of her career. She has released many #1 hits,
including "Don’t Wanna Lose You." Gloria once worked with the Miami
International Airport Customs Department while in college and was
approached by the CIA because of her prowess with language. She
has won seven Grammy Awards, including one for Best Tropical Latin
Album in 1993 for Mi Tierra.

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SANDY KOZEL

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In the U.S. on this day in 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. They were executed
on June 19, 1953.

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On this day in 1971, Lt. William Calley Jr., of the U.S. Army, was
found guilty of the premeditated murder of at least 22 Vietnamese civilians. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. The trial was the
result of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam on March 16, 1968.

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The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam on this day in 1973.

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It was on this day in 2005.

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From left: O.J. Simpson and his attorney Johnnie Cochran.

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On this day in 1965, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led
by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (center) began a march from Selma
to Montgomery,
AL.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrives in Montgomery, Alabama.

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On this day in 1960, about 70 people were killed in Sharpeville, South Africa, when police fired upon demonstrators.

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On this day in 1989, Randall Dale Adams was released from a
Texas prison after his conviction was overturned. The 1988 
documentary film "The Thin Blue Line" challenged evidence
of Adams’ conviction for killing a police officer.

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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born on this day in 1685.

Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is
known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos 
and the Goldberg Variations, and vocal music such as the St Matthew
Passion
and the
Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he
has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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