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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1940.

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During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended on this
day in 1945.   

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On this day in 1938.

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Fred Astaire (Frederick Austerlitz) (May 10, 1899 – June 22, 1987)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1893.

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Alexandrina Victoria (May 24,1819 – January 22, 1901)  

On this day in 1837,Queen Victoria ascended the British throne
following the death of her uncle, King William IV.  Her reign of
63 years and seven months is known as the
Victorian era
and
was
longer than that of any of her predecessors.


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It was on this day in 1967.

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The Steven Spielberg movie premiered on this day in 1975.

Movie poster shows a woman in the ocean swimming to the right. Below her is a large shark, and only its head and open mouth with teeth can be seen. Within the image is the film's title and above it in a surrounding black background is the phrase "The most terrifying motion picture from the terrifying No. 1 best seller." The bottom of the image details the starring actors and lists credits and the MPAA rating.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1940, as Paris became occupied, loud speakers 
announced the implementation of a curfew being imposed for 8 pm.

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The main gate of the former Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland.


The Nazis also opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-
occupied Poland on this day in 1940.  
 

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Robert Dean Stethem (November 17, 1961 – June 15, 1985)

Stethem was a U.S. Navy Seabee who was murdered by Hezbollah terrorists
while aboard flight 847 during the
hijacking.

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The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the "Stars and Stripes"
as the national flag of the United States. The Resolution stated "Resolved:
that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red
and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, that would
represent a new Constellation."

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On May 20, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed
June 14 "Flag Day" as a commemoration of the "Stars and Stripes."

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Donald John Trump is 71 years old today. He is the
45th, current President of the United States.

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TIM MAGUIRE


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Alabama Gov. George Wallace’s literal stand (left) against forced integration on this day in 1963 made him a national figure in the
ongoing Civil Rights battle.

National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Graham, center, informs Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace that the guard was under federal control as the two met at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala., June 11, 1963. Wallace, who had vowed to prevent integration of the campus, gave way to federal troops. (AP)


National Guard Brig. Gen. Henry Graham (left) informs Gov. George
Wallace that the guard is under federal control as the two meet at
the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

 

            

        

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On this day in June of 1963, Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk Thích
Quang Duc burned himself to death at a busy intersection in Saigon. He
was attempting to show that to fight all forms of oppression on equal
terms, Buddhism too, needed to have its martyrs.

Photographer Malcolm Browne captured the scene in Saigon for the
Associated Press, and the stark image quickly became an iconic visual
of the turbulent 1960s.

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Timothy James McVeigh  (April 23, 1968 – June 11, 2001)

Timothy McVeigh was convicted of blowing up the Oklahoma city federal
building killing and 168 people in the deadliest act of terrorism on American
soil. He was executed on this day in 2001.       

      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
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It was on this day in 1919.

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Sir Barton’s monument and gravesite in Douglas, Wyoming.

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On this day in 1979.

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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison)
(May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

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The Duke’s grave marker.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1967, Israel and Syria agreed to a cease-fire that
ended the Six-Day War.

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The Army of Yugoslavia began withdrawal from Kosovo on this
day in 1999. NATO had suspended air strikes in Yugoslavia after
Slobodan Milosevic agreed to the withdrawal.  

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Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by Dr. Robert Smith (left) and
William G. Wilson on this day in 1935.

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Little girl Garland

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Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm)
(June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

Judy Garland began performing vaudeville
at the age of two and a half.

She received a Grammy Lifetime
Achievement Award posthumously
in 1997.

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It was on this day in 2004.

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Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004)

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