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A discotheque in Berlin was bombed by Libyan terrorists on this day
in 1986. The U.S. attacked Libya with warplanes in retaliation on April
15, 1986.


Ground crew prepares a 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft
for an air strike on Libya.

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Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) 

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It was on this day in 1964.

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Douglas General MacArthur Address a Joint session of the U.S.
Congress on April 19, 1951 in Washington D. C.

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It was on this day in 1976.


Hughes was an American
business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot,
film director, and
philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the
most financially successful individuals in the world.

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

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Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

Booker T. Washington was a educator, author, orator, and advisor to
presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington
was the dominant leader in the
African-American community. He was
from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery
and became
the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants.

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Booker T. Washington giving a lecture in Carnegie Hall, 1906. 

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On this day in 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers)
became the all-time NBA regular season scoring leader when he
broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 31,419 career points.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.) will be 71
April 16.

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Katie Couric became a CBS news anchor on this day in 2006.

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 2001, former president of Federal Republic of
Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević surrenders to police special
forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes
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On this day in 1945, American forces invaded Okinawa during WW II.

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Nazi Germany begins persecution of Jews by boycotting Jewish businesses on this day in 1933.

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Nazis affix a sign to Jewish store urging shoppers not to patronize
it.

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On this day in 1984, Marvin Gaye, the Grammy-winning
singer who topped the soul charts with such classics as
“I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” was shot twice in the
chest and killed by his minister father. The Rev. Marvin
Gaye Sr. picked up a handgun during a family dispute
over an “insurance matter”. The singers death was one
day short of his 45th birthday.

Picture of Marvin Gaye Sr. is being held in the slaying of his son.
Marvin Gaye SR. being escorted in handcuffs.

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Marvin Gaye (Marvin Pentz Gay Jr.)  (April 2, 1939 – April 1, 1984)

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Jessica Dawn Lynch is a former U.S. Army soldier who was serving as a unit
supply
specialist
with the 507th Maintenance Company when her convoy was ambushed by Iraqi forces during the Battle of Nasiriyah. Lynch was seriously injured. Her subsequent recovery by U.S. Special Operations Forces on April
1, 2003 received considerable media coverage; it was the first successful
rescue of an American prisoner of war since World War II and the first ever
of a woman.

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The above photo is from combat video footage of Jessica Lynch
on a stretcher during her rescue in Iraq.

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Jessica Lynch will be 35 on April 26.

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SANDY KOZEL

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In the U.S. on this day in 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. They were executed
on June 19, 1953.

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On this day in 1971, Lt. William Calley Jr., of the U.S. Army, was
found guilty of the premeditated murder of at least 22 Vietnamese civilians. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. The trial was the
result of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam on March 16, 1968.

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The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam on this day in 1973.

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It was on this day in 2005.

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From left: O.J. Simpson and his attorney Johnnie Cochran.

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NATO launched air strikes against Yugoslavia (Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Vojvodina) on this day in 1999. The attacks marked the
first time in its 50-year history that NATO attacked a sovereign
country. The bombings were in response to Serbia’s refusal to
sign a peace treaty with ethnic Albanians who were seeking independence for the province of Kosovo
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On this day in 1989, the Exxon Valdez spilled 11 million gallons of
oil in Alaska’s Prince William Sound after it ran aground.

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Elvis Presley was sworn in as a private in the U.S. Army on this
day in 1958.

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Elvis Presley receives a haircut on his first full day
as a member of the US Army.

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Playbill - April 1955
On this day in 1955, Tennessee Williams’ play
"Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" debuted on Broadway.

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Ben Gazzara (left) and Burl Ives.

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Barbara Bel Geddes

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Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III
(March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983)

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Denzel Washington and Halle Berry with their Academy Awards in 
2002.


Denzel Washington and Halle Berry famously became the first black actors to
win both lead acting awards in the same year. That same night, Sidney Poitier,
the first black man to win an Oscar, received an honorary award.

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MIKE GRACIA

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U.S. and British forces invaded Iraq from Kuwait on this day in 2003.

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On this day in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris after his
escape from Elba and began his "Hundred Days" rule.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," subtitled
"Life Among the Lowly," was first published on this day in 1852.

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In Tokyo on this day in 1995, 12 people were killed and more than
5,500 others were sickened when packages containing the nerve
gas Sarin was released on five separate subway trains. The
terrorists belonged to a doomsday cult in Japan.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married in Gibraltar on this day
in 1969. Five days after their wedding, the couple staged a couple
of non-violent in-bed protests (below).

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