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In Flemington, New Jersey on this day in 1935, a jury found Bruno Richard Hauptmann (center) guilty of the kidnapping and death of
the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was
later executed for the crimes.

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Charles Lindbergh, JR.

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During World War II, Allied aircraft began bombing the German city
of Dresden on this day in 1945.

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Dresden WW2 bombing raids killed 25,000 people.

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On this day in 1984, Konstantin Chernenko was chosen to be
general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central
Committee, succeeding the late Yuri Andropov.

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English singer-songwriter, and record producer Peter Brian Gabriel
is 68 years old today.

Gabriel rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive
rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, he launched a successful 
solo career with "Solsbury Hill" as his first single.

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Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002)

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From left: Waylon Jennings, Tommy Allsup, and Buddy Holly.

Waylon Jennings played bass guitar for his friend Buddy Holly during the
Winter Tour in 1959. The above picture was taken the night before Buddy
died along with Richie Valens and J.P. ( Big Bopper) Richardson when their
plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa. Tommy Allsup died January 11, 2017
after complications from hernia surgery at age 85. He was the last surviving
member of Buddy Holly’s ‘’touring’’ Crickets on the Winter Dance Party.

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Waylon Jennings (left) with Buddy Holly in a
Grand Central Station Photo booth, January
1959
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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed the
enlargement of the U.S. Supreme Court. The plan failed.

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On February 8, 1937, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to
consider President Roosevelt’s request.

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On this day in 1994, white separatist Byron De La
Beckwith was convicted in Jackson, MS, of the
1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers
(pictured below).

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Medgar Wiley Evers
(July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963)

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William Seward Burroughs II
(February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997)

Burroughs was a writer and artist, a primary figure of the
Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author whose
influence is considered to have affected a range of popular
culture as well as literature. He wrote eighteen novels and
novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections
of essays.

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The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was a comedy and variety 
show television series hosted by the Smothers Brothers (below)
and initially airing on
CBS from on this day in 1967 to 1969.

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Richard Remick Smothers and Thomas Bolyn Smothers lll.

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Henry Louis Aaron is 84 years old today.

Hank Aaron, nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin’ Hank", is a retired
American
Major League Baseball right fielder who is currently the senior
vice president of the
Atlanta Braves. He played 21 seasons for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves in the National League (NL) and two seasons
for the
Milwaukee Brewers in the American League, from 1954 through
1976. Aaron held the MLB record for career home runs for 33 years, and
he still holds several MLB offensive records. He hit 24 or more home runs
every year from 1955 through 1973, and is one of only two players to hit
30 or more home runs in a season at least fifteen times. In 1999, The
Sporting News
ranked Aaron fifth on its "100 Greatest Baseball Players"
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MIKE GRACIA

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The Tet Offensive began on this day in 1968,  as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial
capitals.

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Adolf Hitler was named the German Chancellor on this day in 1933
by President Paul von Hindenburg (right).

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)

Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) served as the 32nd President of the United
States
from 1933 until his death in 1945. A Democrat, he won a record
four
presidential elections and emerged as a central figure in world
events during the mid-20th century. Roosevelt directed the United
States federal government during most of the
Great Depression,
implementing his
New Deal domestic agenda in response to the
worst economic crisis in U.S. history.

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) 


Indian political and spiritual leader and activist Mahatma Gandhi was
murdered by a Hindu extremist on this day in 1948.

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In Northern Ireland on this day in 1972, British soldiers shot and
killed thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers. The day is
known as "Bloody Sunday."

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Earle Graser portrayed “The Lone Ranger” in the 1930s.

"The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the first time on
this day in 1933. The program ran for 2,956 episodes and
ended in 1955.

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Announcer Fred Foy (far right) during a broadcast of THE LONE
RANGER at WXYZ, Detroit. At left are. John Todd (Tonto) and
Brace Beemer (the Lone Ranger).

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1777, The Battle of Princeton, New Jersey took place
in the War of Independence, in which George Washington defeated
the British forces, led by Cornwallis
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Ousted Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega surrendered to
U.S.
forces on this day in 1990, 10 days after taking refuge in the
Vatican’s diplomatic mission.

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Jack Ruby died in a Dallas,
TX, hospital on this day in 1967.    
    
    

    

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2, 1973)
 

Tolkien was ranked by The Times, a London newspaper, as one of the 50
greatest English authors since 1945 and he is widely considered to be the
father of the modern fantasy genre.

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ED DANAHUE

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Noblemen in Russia murdered Gregory Rasputin on this day in 1916.

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The
U.S. Seventh Cavalry massacred over 400 men, women and
children at Wounded Knee Creek,
SD. on this day in 1890. This
was the last major conflict between Indians and
U.S. troops.

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President James Polk (above) signed legislation making Texas
the 28th state of the United States on this day in 1845.

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On this day in 1989, dissident playwright Vaclav Havel was elected president of Czechoslovakia by the country’s Federal Assembly. He
was the first non-Communist to hold the position in more than four decades.

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The first American Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was organized, in Boston,
MA. on this day in 1851.

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