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

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President Gerald R. Ford.

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

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A painting of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.

The Mexicans began a revolt against Spanish rule on this day in 1810.
 
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest of Spanish descent, declared Mexico’s independence from Spain in the small town of Dolores.

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B.B. King (Riley B. King)
(September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)

Legendary blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter B.B. King won a Grammy
Hall of Fame Award for his 1969 song "The Thrill is Gone." He grew up with
his grandmother because his mother was too poor to take care of him. His 
mother’s cousin gave him his first guitar.

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It was on this day in 1972.

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A secret service agent thwarts as assassination attempt on President Gerald
Ford on this date in 1975. He apparently spotted a loaded .45 caliber semi
automatic handgun in the hands of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme pointed
directly at the President when he reached out and wrestled it way from
her (below).

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

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Jack Kerouac (Jean-Louis Kérouac)
(March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969)

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Mother Teresa (Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu)
(August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997)

Mother Teresa was known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of
Calcutta. A controversial figure
during her life and after her death,
Teresa was admired by many for her charitable work and was both 
praised and criticized for her
opposition to abortion.

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It was on this day in 2007

 

                                  

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Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin
(April 16, 1889 – December 16, 1977)

Charlie Chaplin was forced to live in a workhouse at the age
of seven, and his mother was sent to a mental asylum. When
he was fourteen, he began touring as a comedian, and at age
19, he moved to America with the Fred Karno company.

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A DEBUT ALBUM ON THIS DAY IN 1964.

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Michael Jordan – Last NBA Game on this day in 2003.

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On this day in 1951

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On this day in 1971, Army Lt. William L. Calley Jr. was convicted of murdering at least 22 Vietnamese civilians in the March 16, 1968,
My Lai massacre. Calley ended up spending  three years under
house arrest.

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On this day in 1973 the last us troops left south Vietnam and a war,
which had lasted more than a decade.

 

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On this day in 1965.

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On this day in 1960

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Johann Sebastian Bach  (March 21, 1685 – July 28, 1750)

Bach’s abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime and
he is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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