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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War on this day in
1862. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing. The Rebel
advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies.

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The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at
the Constitutional Convention on this day in 1787.

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Hiram King
"Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953)

Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers
and songwriters of the 20th century. Williams recorded 35 singles, five
released posthumously, that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country
& Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one, three posthumously.

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Hank Williams on the fiddle with Big Bill Lister on guitar

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"M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS-TV on this day in 1972.

The series ended on February 28, 1983, with the finale,
showcased  as a
television film, titled "Goodbye, Farewell
and Amen
",  becoming the most-watched and highest-rated
single television
episode in U.S. television history at the time.  

       

        
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Camille Bohannon

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It was on this day in 1977.

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David Richard Berkowitz
(
Richard David Falco) turned
64 June 1.

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On this day in 1969.

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Charles Milles Manson (Charles Milles Maddox)
will be 83 November 12.

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was diagnosed with polio on this day in 1921.


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On this day in 1988, President Reagan signed a measure that
provided $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans who were
interned by the
U.S. government during World War II.

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On this day in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution was chartered by
the U.S. Congress. The "Nation’s Attic" was made possible by
$500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson (below).

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James Smithson (1765 – June 27, 1829)

Smithson was an English chemist and mineralogist 
who became the patron of the
Smithsonian Institution
in Washington, D.C. despite having never visited the 
United States.

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ED DANAHUE

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It was on this day in 1975.    
    
    

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On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson (left) signed
into law the Social Security Act that established Medicare and
Medicaid. It went into effect the following year.

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Wrecked warehouses and scattered debris 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. This incident, which
happened prior to American entry into the war, is also notable for causing
damage to the
Statue of Liberty.


The Lehigh Valley pier after the blast.

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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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The USS Indianapolis in San Diego Harbor prior to the attack.

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Ford at age 25.

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

Founder of Ford Motor Company, Henry Ford, developed the assembly-
line process for mass production. One of his first cars was the Model T
(below).

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Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is 70 years old today.

Bodybuilder, actor, and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger 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). He decided to pursue a career as a bodybuilder at age fourteen, despite demonstrating ability in football. He became the youngest person to win the Mr.
Universe contest when he was 20.

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SANDY KOZEL

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It was on this day in 1956.

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The Andrea Doria starts sinking.

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Swedish cruise ship Stockholm after her collision with Italian
liner Andrea Doria.

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It was on this day in 1978, Louise Brown, the first test-tube baby,
was born in Oldham, England. She had been conceived through
in-vitro fertilization.

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Louise Joy Brown is 38 years young today.

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William Ben Hogan
(August 13, 1912 – July 25, 1997)

Professional golfer Ben Hogan is generally considered one of the
greatest players in the history of the game. Hogan is notable for
his profound influence on golf swing theory and his legendary ball-
striking ability. He won nine professional major championships
during his career.

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Following several workshops and an Off-Broadway production,
A Chorus Line opened at the Shubert Theatre on Broadway on
this day in 1975.
   

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TIM MAGUIRE

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It was on this day in 1945.

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On this day in 2000.

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The first section of the boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ, was opened
to the public on this day in 1870.

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The boardwalk today.

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Charlie Chaplin’s comedy "The Gold Rush" premiered
in Hollywood on this day in 1925.

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Georgia Hale & Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush.

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