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It was on this day in Seneca Falls.

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It was on this day in 1993.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), the official United States policy on gays serving
in the military was announced by President Bill Clinton (below). It allowed
closeted members of the military to serve, while prohibiting those in the
military who were openly gay to serve. Prior to “don’t ask, don’t tell,” there
had been an outright ban on gays in the military.

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Apollo 11 entered lunar orbit on this day in 1969.

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Daedalus Crater was one of the sights seen as Apollo 11’s command module passed over the far side of the moon.

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Baseball’s career hit leader Pete Rose (left) was sentenced on this
day in 1990 to five months in a Federal correctional institution for
filing false income-tax returns.
The sentence did not permit parole,
so Rose would serve the full term.

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Peter Edward Rose Sr. also known by his nickname "Charlie
Hustle", turned 77 on April 14.

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A total 55 countries joined the boycott of the opening ceremony
in Moscow which began on this day in 1980.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the
President of the Continental Congress in America on this day
in 1776.

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The U.S. Military Academy officially opened at West Point, NY. on
this day in 1802.

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Lou Gehrig retired from major league baseball on this day in 1939.

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Lou Gehrig’s gives his infamous retirement speech for the New York Yankees. It was one of the most memorable sports speeches of all
time.

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

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U.S. 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 1962.

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Jim Morrison (Left) of The Doors died in Paris at age 27 on this day
in 1971. The cause was allegedly of a heroin overdose.

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James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971)

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Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is 56 years old today.


Actor Tom Cruise won Golden Globe Awards for his roles in
Born on the
Fourth of
July
(1990), Jerry Maguire (1996), and Magnolia (2000). He had
his breakthrough role in the 1983 film
Risky Business and in 1996, he
began playing Ethan Hunt in the popular Mission: Impossible film series. 

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Tom Cruise from the 1986 classic summer blockbuster Top Gun.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1776, Richard Henry Lee’s resolution to break away
from Britain was adopted by the Continental Congress.

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On this day in 1964, U.S. President Johnson signed the "Civil Rights
Act of 1964" into law. The act made it illegal in the
United states to discriminate against others because of their race.

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On this day in 1937, American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around
the world at the equator.

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On this day in 1881, Charles J. Guiteau (below) fatally wounded U.S. 
President James A. Garfield in Washington, DC.

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It was on this day in 1961.

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James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997)

Stewart was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning
one in competition for The Philadelphia Story (1940), and
received an
Academy Lifetime Achievement award in 1985.

In 1999, Stewart was named the third-greatest male screen
legend
of the Golden Age of Hollywood by the American
Film Institute
. The Institute has also named five of his
films to its list of the 100 best American films ever made.
 

Jimmy Stewart also had a noted military career as a
World War II and Vietnam War veteran and pilot. He 
died from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 89 at
his home in Beverly Hills, California.
 

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Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window, 1954.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During the American Civil War on this day in 1863, the first day’s
fighting at Gettysburg began. It was the bloodiest battle.

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On this day in 1946, the United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic
bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

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During the Spanish-American War on this day in 1898, Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on
San Juan Hill in Cuba.

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Theodore Roosevelt (center) with his “Rough Riders”.

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Spencer)  
(July1, 1961 – August 31, 1997)  

Diana married Charles, the Prince of Wales and the heir to
the throne of 16 Commonwealth realms. She became an
international icon for her beauty and her work with charities.

Her death, which was reportedly caused by her driver’s
drunkenness, sparked widespread media attention and
conspiracy theories.

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The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain
to China on this day in 1997. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.

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Actor Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004)

Brando’s Academy Award-winning performances include Terry
Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Don
Vito Corleone in 
The Godfather (1972). Brando was an activist for many causes,
notably the
civil rights movement and various Native American
groups.

Marlon Brando was ranked by the American Film Institute as the
fourth-greatest movie star among male movie stars whose screen
debuts occurred in or before 1950. He was one of six professional
actors, along with Charlie Chaplin, Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball,
Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe, named in 1999 by Time
magazine as one of its 100 Most Important People of the Century.
Brando died of respiratory failure on July 1, 2004, at age 80.

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Marlon Brando in a still photo from The Godfather.

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