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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was announced by President Truman on this day in 1945, Japan
had surrendered unconditionally. The surrender ended World War II.


Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the 
their  Instrument of Surrender on board USS Missouri as General
Richard K. Sutherland watches, September 2, 1945.

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It was on this day in 2003.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into
law on this day in 1935. The act created unemployment insurance
and pension plans for the elderly.

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On this day in 1969, British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to
intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman
Catholics.

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Operation Banner

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Lech Walesa

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Stephen Glenn Martin is 73 years old today. Born in Waco, Texas.

Comedian, actor and musician Steve Martin is best known films include 
The Jerk (1979), Father of the Bride (1991), Roxanne (1987), Three Amigos
(1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 
(1987).
He hosted the Academy Awards in 2001, 2003 and 2010 and he has
hosted
NBC’s Saturday Night Live on a number of occasions

While he has played banjo since an early age, and included music in his
comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has
increasingly dedicated his career to music since the 2000s, acting less
and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording,
and touring with various bluegrass acts, including
Earl Scruggs.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Last U.S. combat troops leave Vietnam on this day in 1972.

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It was on this day in 1944 during World War 11.

Lieutenant Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. perished in one of the first American 
fatalities associated with a pilotless aircraft, which we usually know today
as a drone or
unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The older brother of future
president, John F. Kennedy, was taking part in an extraordinary secret war
being waged across the English Channel with new generations of exotic
weapons.

Ensign Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.
Joseph Patrick Kennedy Jr. (July 25, 1915 – August 12, 1944)

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New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey resigned on this day in 2004,
declaring he’s gay.

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James Edward McGreevey turned 61 on August 6th.

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The Russian nuclear submarine Kursk sank and its 118-man
crew died during naval exercises in the Barents Sea on this
day in 2000.


Following salvage operations, analysts concluded that 23 sailors in the
sixth through ninth compartments had survived the two explosions. They
took refuge in the small ninth compartment and survived more than six
hours. When the oxygen ran low, crew members attempted to replace a
volatile
potassium superoxide chemical oxygen cartridge when it contacted
oily sea water that had seeped into the compartment. A resulting explosion
killed several crew members and triggered a flash fire that consumed the
remaining oxygen, suffocating the remaining survivors.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin lays flowers at the monument to the sailors who died in the Kursk disaster. 

 

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JOHN BELMONT

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On this day in 1964, the U.S. Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which gave President Johnson broad powers in dealing
with reported North Vietnamese attacks on
U.S. forces.

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U.S. forces landed at Guadalcanal on this day in 1942, marking the
start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during World
War II.

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U.S. Marines rest in the field during the Guadalcanal campaign.

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On this day in 1947, the balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki, which had carried
a six-man crew (below) 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean,crashed
into a reef in a Polynesian archipelago.

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Ten Years Ago Barry Bonds Hit Homer 756 And Became Public Enemy No. 1
On this day in 2007, at the Giants home AT&T Park in San Francisco, Berry Bonds hit a 435 foot (133 m) home run, his 756th, off a pitch
from
Mike Bacsik of the Washington Nationals, breaking the all-
time career home run record, formerly held by
Hank Aaron. Bonds,
was indicted later that year on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying under oath to a federal grand jury looking
into steroid use among pro athletes.
   


    
    
    
    
   

Barry Lamar Bonds turned 54 in July.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1948, U.S. President Truman signed executive orders
that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

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Fidel Castro began his revolt against Fulgencio Batista with an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba on
this day in 1953. Castro eventually ousted Batista six years later.

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Former Cuban political leader and communist revolutionary, Fidel
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It was on this day in 1952.

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Eva María Duarte de Perón (May 7, 1919 – July 26, 1952)

Eva Perón was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and
First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death from cancer in 1952. She
was 33.


Evita and Juan Perón in 1947.

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George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856 – November 2, 1950) 

Shaw was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political
activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics
extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote
more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man
and Superman
(1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan
(1923
).

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Sir Michael Philip Jagger is 75 today.

Mick Jagger is one of the most influential figures in the history of rock
and roll as frontman of the
Rolling Stones, he was inducted into the Rock
and Roll Hall
of Fame with the Stones in 1989. He met future Rolling
Stones guitarist
Keith Richards in primary school.

Rolling Stones performing on stage in Milwaukee,Wisconsin. From left: Charlie Watts on brown drum set, Ronie Wood wearing a purple jacket with black jeans playing a silver coloured guitar, Mick Jagger wearing black shirt and pants playing an orange/yellow guitar, Keith Richards with a green vest and black clothing playing an orange/yellow guitar (similar to Jagger's)
Mick Jagger with The Rolling Stones.

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FILMS CHRACTER INSPIRATION DIES AT 79

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Adrian Cronauer (September 8, 1938 – July 18, 2018)

NORFOLK, Va. — The man whose military radio antics inspired a character
played by Robin Williams in the film "Good Morning, Vietnam" has died.

Adrian Cronauer died after a long illness. He had lived in Troutville, Virginia.

During his service as a U.S. Air Force sergeant in Vietnam in 1965 and 1966, Cronauer opened his Armed Forces Radio show with "Goooooood morning,
Vietnam!"  Williams made the refrain famous in the 1987 film, loosely based
on
Cronauer’s time in Saigon.


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