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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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ROSS SIMPSON

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Under the Indian Ocean, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake sent 500-mph
waves across the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal on this day in
2004. The tsunami killed at least 283,000 people in a dozen
countries, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Sumatra, Thailand
and India.

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Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled to death in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder,
CO on this day in 1996.

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On this day in 1941, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the
U.S. Congress.

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Tennessee Williams’ play "The Glass Menagerie"
was first performed publicly, at the Civic Theatre
in Chicago,
IL. on this day in 1944.

Anthony Ross, Laurette Taylor, Eddie Dowling and Julie Haydon in
the Broadway production of “The Glass Menagerie”.

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Harry S. Truman
(May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972)

Truman served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953),
taking the office upon the death of
Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On December 5, 1972, Truman was admitted to Kansas City’s
Research
Hospital and
Medical Center
with lung congestion from pneumonia. He
developed multiple organ failure and died at 7:50 am on December 26
at the age of 88.

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Although one paper decided early that Dewey won, Truman was victorious, November 4, 1948.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1963, Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and
killed Lee Harvey Oswald live on national television.

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On this day in 1859, Charles Darwin, a British naturalist, published
"On the Origin of Species." It was the paper in which he explained
his theory of evolution through the process of natural selection.

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Hijacker Dan Cooper, known as D.B. Cooper, parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over
Washington state with $200,000
ransom money on this day in 1971.  

 
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Flight attendant Tina Mucklow talks to the media, with Captain Bill Scott and First Officer Bill Rataczak

From left: Northwest Airlines First Officer Bill Rataczak, Captain Bill
Scott and Flight attendant Tina Mucklow talk to the media.
 

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Freddie Mercury of Queen died of AIDS complications at the age
of 45 on this day in 1991.

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Farrokh "Freddie" Mercury (Bulsara)

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