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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During World War II in this day in 1943, the Soviets announced that
they had broken the Nazi siege of Leningrad, which had began in September of 1941.

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Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition (1901–1904) and the ill-
fated
Terra Nova Expedition (1910–1913). On the second venture,
Scott led a party of five which reached the
South Pole on this day
in 1912, four weeks after
Amundsen‘s Norwegian expedition. Scott
and his companions perished on the return trip to camp.

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Captain Robert Scott (June 6, 1868 – March 29, 1912)

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On this day in 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the "Boston Strangler," was convicted in Cambridge, MA, of armed robbery,
assault and sex offenses. He was sentenced to life in prison where
he was killed in 1973 by a fellow inmate.
 

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) 

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom. He is
regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story. His children’s
books are classics of children’s literature, and one critic described his
work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift”.
  

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.) 
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

African-American Civil Rights Movement leader and pastor 
Martin Luther King Jr.who is remembered best for his iconic
"I Have A Dream Speech," which he gave in front of the
Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington. He
received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

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At age 25, Dr. King became the pastor at Dexter Avenue
Baptist Church in Alabama.

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President Richard M. Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam on this day in 1973. He cited
progress in peace negotiations as the reason.

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England’s Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor) was crowned in Westminster Abbey on this day in 1559.


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On this day in 1943, the Pentagon was dedicated as the world’s largest office building just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA. The structure covers 34 acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors.

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The first National Football League Super Bowl was played on this
DAY IN 1967. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City
Chiefs of the American Football League. The final score was 35-
10.

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LIVE MORTAR SHELL FOUND IN OREGON

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                                                                      (Jackson County Sheriff’s Office)

GOLD HILL, Ore. – Jackson County Sheriff’s Office deputies are warning
people to be wary of old military souvenirs tucked away in storage. On
Thursday, January 4, 2018, a Gold Hill woman reported finding a World
War II-style mortar shell in a shed on her property. It had been stored
there as long as she’d been in the residence — more than 30 years.

Deputies responded and requested assistance from the Oregon State
Police Explosives Unit. A military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
unit was then sent from the Portland area to collect the device. In the
meantime, deputies notified neighbors and blocked off the area. The
EOD team took the mortar to a safe location for detonation. Nobody
was injured during the incident.

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WAR TUNE RECORDED ON THIS DAY IN 1941

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This song by the Andrews Sisters is ranked No. 6 on Songs of the Century
and is considered an early jump blues jazz recording. It was introduced by
The Andrew Sisters in the Abbott and Costello film, Buck Privates  which
was in production when the song was recorded at Decca’s Hollywood
studios.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1776, Gen. George Washington and his troops crossed
the Delaware River for a surprise attack against Hessian forces at Trenton,
NJ.

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Map of Delaware River area depicting route George Washington
and his Army made during the crossing
. (click to enlarge)

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On this day in 1991, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev went on television to announce his resignation as leader of a Communist superpower that had already gone out of existence.

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On this day in 1989, ousted Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu
and his wife, Elena, were executed following a popular uprising.

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"Silent Night" was performed for the first time, at the Church of
St. Nikolaus in Oberndorff, Austria (above) on this day in 1818.


Josephus Franciscus Mohr
(December 11, 1792 – December 4, 1848)

The German words for the original six stanzas of the carol we know as "Silent Night" were written by Joseph Mohr in 1816, when he was a young priest
assigned to a pilgrimage church in Mariapfarr, Austria.

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