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The Battle of Saratoga was won by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War on this day in 1777.

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A picture from the Police Gazette, showing a dying
President Garfield being comforted by his wife
Lucretia on this day in 1881.

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On this day in 1934.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann (1899-1936) arrested as
a suspect in the Lindbergh kidnapping.

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Charles Lindbergh Jr.

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On this day in 1995.          

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Theodore John Kaczynski turned 75 in May.

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The CBS sitcom debuted on this day in 1970 and ran
till March 19, 1977.  It is one of the most acclaimed TV
programs in US television history. It received high
praise from critics during its run, including Emmy
Awards
for Outstanding Comedy Series three years
in a row (1975–77), and continued to be honored long
after the final episode aired. In 2013, the Writers Guild
of America
ranked The Mary Tyler Moore Show No. 6
in its list of the 101 Best Written TV Series of All Time

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Mary Tyler Moore (December 29, 1936 – January 25, 2017)

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On this day in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have
a Dream" speech at a civil rights rally in Washington,
D.C. where
more than 200,000 people attended.

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It was on this day in 1968.

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Emmett Till was a 14-year-old
African-American who was lynched in Mississippi after offending a white woman in a grocery store on this
day in 1955.

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Emmett Louis Till  (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955)

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A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Prince Charles
and Princess Diana on this day in 1996. This made the
end of the couples 15-year marriage official.


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The first oil well was successfully drilled in the U.S. by Colonel Edwin
L. Drake (right) near Titusville,
PA. on this day in 1859. 

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On this day in 1979

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Brian Samuel Epstein (September 19, 1934 – August 27, 1967)
 
 

Epstein died of an overdose of Carbitral, a form of barbiturate or sleeping pill,
while in his locked bedroom. It was later revealed alcohol was also found in
his system. His was discovered unresponsive by police who had been called
by his housekeeper.     
     
     
    

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Manager Brian Epstein (center) with the Beatles.

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Nicola Sacco (left)
 and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

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Rudolph Valentino
(Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguella)


(May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926)

Italian actor Rudolph Valentino starred in several well-known silent films including
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), The Sheik, Blood and Sand (1922),
The Eagle, (1925) and The Son of the Sheik (1926). He was an early pop icon, a
sex symbol of the 1920s, who was known as the "Latin lover".  He had applied for U.S.citizenship shortly before his untimely death from Pleuritis, an inflammation of 
of the membranes that surround the lungs. He was 31.   

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Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Banky.

   

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The hard-line coup against Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev ended on
this day in 1991. The uprising that led to the collapse was led by Russian
federation President Boris Yeltsin.

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Boris Yeltsin (left) and Mikhail Gorbachev.

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It was on this day in 1940.

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Leon Trotsky (Lev Davidovich Bronstein)
(November 7, 1879 – August 21, 1940)

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Nat Turner, a former slave, led a violent insurrection in Virginia on
this day in 1831.
He was later executed.

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Hawaii became the 50th state on this day in 1959. United States
President Eisenhower
(seated/center) also issued the order for
the 50 star flag.

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William James "Count" Basie (August 21, 1904 – April 26, 1984)


Count Basie was an American
jazz pianist, organist, bandleader, and
composer who introduced several generations of listeners to the Big
Band sound and left an influential catalog.
  

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
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                      Kenneth Ray Rogers is 79 years old today.

Kenny Rogers has sold more than 100 million albums over the course of his
career. His 1970s albums The Gambler and Kenny went 5x Platinum and 3x
Platinum, respectively. In 2013, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall
of Fame. He joined his first band,The Scholars, in the mid-1950s, but the band
dissolved after their frontman left to go solo.

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