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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages) on this day in 1979. The
militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the
former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were
later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months.

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Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by right-
wing Israeli Yigal Amir after attending a peace rally on this day
in 1995. He was 73.

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Soviet forces enter Hungary on this day in 1956 in order to suppress
the uprising that had begun on October 23, 1956.


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It was on this day in 1955.

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Denton True "Cy" Young

(March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955)

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1986, The Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine, first
broke the story of
U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release of seven
American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra affair.

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Lt. Col. Oliver North during the ‘Iran Contra Hearings’.


      
   

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President Reagan (far right) meets with (left to right) Secretary of Defense
Caspar Weinberger, Secretary of State George Shultz, Attorney General
Ed Meese, and Chief of Staff Don Regan in the Oval Office.

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Salvador Guillermo Allende Gossens was elected
the 30th President of Chile on this day in 1970.

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Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun turned 70 in August.

Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator
on this day in 1992.

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Minnesota elected Jesse "The Body" Ventura, a former pro wrestler, as its
governor on this day in 1998.

   


      
   

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Jesse Ventura
(James George Janos) turned 66 in July.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) began an oil-
embargo against several countries including the
U.S. and Great Britain
on this day in 1973. The incident stemmed from Western support of
Israel when Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on October 6, 1973. It
lasted until March of 1974.

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American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. on this day in 1777. It
was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.

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An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San Francisco Bay
area in
California on this day in 1989. The quake caused about 67 deaths,
3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.

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Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and was sentenced to 11
years in prison on this day in 1931. He was released in 1939.

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Arthur Miller on a trip with his wife,
actress Marilyn Monroe.

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Corporal Doss receiving the Medal of Honor from President Harry
S. Truman.

On this day in 1945, Army Private First Class Desmond T. Doss of Lynchburg,
Virginia, is presented the Congressional Medal of Honor for outstanding bravery
as a medical corpsman, the first conscientious objector in American history to
receive the nation’s highest military award.

    
   

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Desmond Thomas Doss (February 7, 1919 – March 23, 2006)

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The true story of hero Desmond Doss was made into a 2016
movie.
 

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Camille Bohannon

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On this day in 2002, congress gave  Authorization
for Use of Military Force Against Iraq.

   
    

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It was on this day 2002, when former President Jimmy Carter won
the Nobel Peace Prize.  

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The accusations were made by Anita Hill on this day in 1991.

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Anita Hill turned 61 in July.

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Clarence Thomas became 69 years old in June.

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"Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time on this
day in 1975. George Carlin (below) was the guest host.

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SNL, 1975
Members of the original Saturday Night Live cast during the show’s
1975 season.

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