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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The Women’s Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY.
where bloomers were introduced on this day in 1848.
 

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President Clinton (center) prepares to announce his new ‘Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy on this day in 1993.

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APOLLO 11 Goes Into Lunar Orbit Seattle Times NEWSPAPER JULY 19 1969 • 7-19-69
It was on this day in 1969.

Lunar Orbit Insertion
Representation of the Apollo 11 spacecraft entering orbit around
the moon.


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The Summer Olympics – Moscow, Soviet Union, began
on this day in1980.

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A view of the 1980 Moscow Olympics opening ceremony.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The Spanish Civil War began on this day in 1936 as Gen. Francisco Franco led an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North
Africa.

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Ted Kennedy after the accident.

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Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy
(February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009)
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) 

Nelson Mandela was a South African revolutionary and politician who radically
changed the conditions of the Apartheid state of South Africa by addressing institutionalized racism and inequality. He served 27 years in prison and, upon
his release in 1994, he became South Africa’s first black chief executive, an
office he served for five years. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993
while he was still in prison.

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Rickie Lee Skaggs is 63 years old today.

Rickie Skaggs is a country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and
composer. He primarily plays mandolin; however, he also plays fiddle, guitar
and banjo. Skaggs was born in Cordell, Kentucky. He started playing music
at age 5 after he was given a mandolin by his father,

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1853

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John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (July 8, 1839 – May 23, 1937)

Rockefeller was an American oil industry business magnate and
philanthropist widely considered
the wealthiest American of all
time
and the richest person in modern history. He revolutionized
the petroleum industry.

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It was first learned on this day in 1947, an unidentified flying object
crashed on a ranch northwest of Roswell, New Mexico, sometime
during the first week of July 1947.

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investigators examine Roswell crash debris.

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Florenz Ziegfeld staged his first "Follies" on the roof of the New
York Theater in New York City on this day in 1907.

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Florenz Edward Ziegfeld Jr. (March 21, 1867 – July 22, 1932)

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On this day in 1986, Kurt Waldheim was sworn in as president of
Austria despite controversy over his alleged ties to Nazi war  
crimes. He died in 2007.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Founded on this day in 1802.

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On July 4, 1939, Yankees fans were given their chance to say
farewell to Lou Gehrig.

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John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933)

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States who was
mostly remembered for being a man of few words, which earn him the
nickname Silent Cal. He was a farmer, school teacher, and local store
clerk. Coolidge achieved national recognition for his handling of the
Boston Police Strike of 1919. He held a record number of presidential
press conferences for the time, totaling 520.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The U.S. Civil War Battle of Gettysburg, PA, ended after three days
on this day in 1863. It was a major victory for the North as  the Confederate troops retreated.

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Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army
at Cambridge,
MA. on this day in 1775.

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It was on this day in 1988.

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USS Vincennes (CG-49) is a U.S. Navy Ticonderoga class AEGIS
guided missile cruiser.

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Algeria gained it’s independence on this day in 1962.

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Jim Morrison (Doors) died in Paris on this day in 1971, allegedly of
a heroin overdose.

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Tom Cruise (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV) is 55 years old today.

Tom Cruise grew up in an abusive household and had planned to become
a priest before becoming interested in acting.

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1989 biographical war drama film.

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Tom Cruise(holding flag)portraying
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Ron Kovic.

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