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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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JOHN BELMONT

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In Cape Town, South Africa on this day in 1967, a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard (above), performed the first human
heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. Washkansky only lived 18
days.

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Louis Waskhansky after undergoing the world’s first successful heart transplant.

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On this day in 1964 the Free Speech Movement on the Berkeley
campus of the University of California culminated with the arrest
of some 800 student demonstrators.


Mario Savio, leader of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, speaks
to assembled students on the campus at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Effigy of Governor Pat Brown hanging outside an off-
campus student resident hall after the December 3rd
arrests.

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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is 70 years old today.

Rock ‘n’ roll performer “Ozzy” Osbourne gained fame as the lead singer
of
Black Sabbath and became known as the Prince of Darkness and the
Godfather of Heavy Metal.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1954, the U.S. Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph
R. McCarthy for what it called "conduct that tends to bring the
Senate into dishonor and disrepute." The censure was related to McCarthy’s controversial investigation of suspected communists in
the U.S. government, military and civilian society.

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A self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated by Dr.
Enrico Fermi and his staff at the University of Chicago on this day
in 1942. The above illustration shows scientists watching the first 
sustained fission chain reaction.

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Enrico Fermi (1901–1954)

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NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (right) 
and City Supervisor Harvey Milk (left), a gay-rights activist, were
shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.

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Daniel James White.

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San Francisco got its first female mayor as City
Supervisor Dianne Feinstein (above) was named
to replace the assassinated George Moscone.

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On this day in 1973, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R.
Ford (left) as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T.
Agnew (below).

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Spiro Agnew resigns the vice presidency
amid accusations of income tax evasion.

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Vice President Gerald R. Ford (left) and President Richard M. Nixon.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1919,  President Woodrow Wilson suffered a massive
stroke that left him
 
partially paralyzed.  
            

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Final report on President Wilson’s condition written by Dr. Dercum.

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It was on this day in 1985.

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"Peanuts," the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, appeared 
for the first time in seven newspapers on this day in 1950.

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Charles Monroe Schulz  (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

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Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) is 67 years old today.

Multi-instrumentalist and singer for The Police, Sting is known for such
hits as "Don’t Stand So Close to Me" and "Message in a Bottle." He also
became a successful solo artist, releasing his first album The Dream of
the Blue Turtles in 1985, followed by ten more albums within the next
two decades.
 


 

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Sting (left) with other members of The Police.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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It was on this day in 1975.

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On this day in 1965, U.S. President Johnson (center) signed into law Social Security Act that established Medicare and Medicaid. It went
into effect the following year. Former President Harry S. Truman
is seated on the right. 

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A photo of Truman’s application form.

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Black Tom pier shortly after the explosion.

The Black Tom explosion on July 30, 1916, in Jersey City, New Jersey, was an
act of
sabotage by German agents to destroy American-made munitions that
were to be supplied to the
Allies in World War I.

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The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on
this day in 1945. The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out
of 1,196 men aboard survived the attack.

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A rescuer's memories shed light on the USS Indianapolis (CA-35), and the shark-infested nightmare the crew endured.
An artists illustration of the attack on The USS Indianapolis.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

Henry Ford was an American industrialist and a business
magnate
, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the
sponsor of the development of the
assembly line technique
of
mass production.

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Henry Ford with a Model T in Buffalo, New York, in 1921.

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Actor Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is 71 years old today.

Bodybuilder, actor, and politician who served as the governor of California
from 2003 to 2011. His best known films include
Conan the Barbarian (1982) 
Predator (1987) The Terminator series (beginning in 1984) and Total Recall
(1990). In 1996 he portrayed Howard Langston in the holiday comedy film 
Jingle All the Way.

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