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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 (below) and his staff at the University of Chicago on
this day in 1942.

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On this day in 2001, Enron Corp. filed for Chapter 11 reorganization
five days after Dynegy walked away from a $8.4 billion buyout. It was
the largest bankruptcy in
U.S. history.


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On this day in 1993.

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On the day in 1982, Doctors at the University of Utah implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Barney
Clark (below). He lived 112 days with the device. The operation
was the first of its kind.

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Seattle dentist Barney Clark and Dr. William C. DeVries.

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MIKE GRACIA

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

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From left: Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone.

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Dan White

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

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From left: Gerald Ford and President Richard Nixon.

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French surgeons performed the world’s first face transplant on this
day in 2005. The patient, a 38-year-old woman, had been gravely disfigured by her dog, which had been trying to revive her after a
suicide attempt.

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Isabelle Dinoire’s first public appearance since her partial face transplant. 

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SANDY KOZEL

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President Franklin Roosevelt won an unprecedented third term in
office on this day in 1940.
  

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Republican nominee, former Vice President Richard Nixon, won the election over the Democratic nominee, incumbent Vice President
Hubert Humphrey on this  day in 1968.

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Spiro Agnew and Richard Nixon — Aug. 16, 1968.

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On this day in 1994, former
President Ronald Reagan announced he
had Alzheimer’s disease.

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On this day in 1994, George Foreman (left) became boxing’s oldest heavyweight champion when he knocked out Michael Moorer in
the 10th round of their WBA fight in Las Vegas,
NV.

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Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz
(September 18, 1903 – November 5, 1989)

Ukrainian-born American classical pianist and composer,
Vladimir Horowitz was acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, 
and the excitement produced by his playing made him one 
of the greatest pianists of all time.

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M*A*S*H STAR IS 80 YEARS YOUNG TODAY

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Loretta Jane Swit was born in Passaic, New Jersey

  
Loretta Swit played the role of head nurse Major Margaret “Hot Lips” Houlihan
on CBS-TV’s M*A*S*H (1972-1983). She won two Emmy Awards for her work.  

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ELVIS PRESLEY X-RAYS TO BE AUCTIONED

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Elvis Presley at a Karate practice.

(FoxNews) – An x-ray that shows Elvis Presley’s broken pinky on his left hand that
he sustained after reportedly practicing karate is heading to auction next month.

Julien’s Auctions, which is behind the unusual sale, confirmed in their online catalog 
the scan was ordered by the singer’s friend, Las Vegas-based physician Dr. Elias Ghanem. The two x-ray prints of Presley’s hand were taken on September 9, 1973
and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from widow Jody Ghanem.

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Dr. Elias Ghanem (left) with Elvis Presley. Gehanem died of
cancer in 2001. He was 62.

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