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On this day on 1776.

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A depiction of the hanging of Nathan Hale.

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A border conflict between Iran and Iraq developed into a full-scale
war on this day in 1980.  

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Gerald Ford looks to where a shot was fired as he is leaving the St.
Francis Hotel.

On Sept. 22, 1975, Sara Jane Moore’s attempt to assassinate President Ford
was thwarted by Oliver Sipple, a disabled former marine. It was the second
attempt on Ford’s life in less than three weeks.


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On this day in 1964, "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway. It was the beginning of a run of 3,242 performances.

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Irving Berlin (Israel Beilin)  (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)

Irving Berlin was a Russian born, American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history.

“God Bless America” was composed by  Jewish songwriter, Irving Berlin, in 1938. Berlin’s original name was Israel Baline, and he was born in Eastern Russia in 1888.

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Ed Donahue

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Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan left Spain on this day in 1519 to
find a route to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. Magellan was killed during
the trip, but one of his ships eventually made the journey.

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On this day in 1958, Martin Luther King, Jr. was signing books at a store in
Harlem when a woman stabbed him in the chest with a letter opener. The
sharp instrument went through his sternum and came close.

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King during his hospital stay.

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Holocaust survivor and Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal died on this
day in 2005. He was 96.

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Wiesenthal’s grave marker in Israel.

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It was on this day in 1973.

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On this day in 1973, singer Jim Croce was killed in a plane crash on his way
to Sherman,
TX, for a concert. Maury Muehleisen and four others were also
killed.

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Sophia Loren (Sofia Costanza Brigida Villani Scicolone) 
is 83 today.

Italian actress Sophia Loren won an Academy Award for Best
Actress for her role as Cesira in the 1962 film Two Women. She
voiced the character Mama Topolino in the 2011 Disney feature
Cars 2. Before fame, she was a finalist for a beauty pageant in
Naples at the age of fourteen.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The Fugitive Slave Act was declared by the U.S. Congress on this day in
1850. The act allowed slave owners to claim slaves that had escaped into
other states.

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On this day in 2001, Anthrax tainted letters were sent to the
National Broadcasting System and The New York Post.

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On this day in 1975.

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On this day in 1961, UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld died along with
15 others in a plane crash in the African bush during a peace mission to the
Congo.

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The scattered wreckage of the DC6B plane that had carried Dag Hammarskjöld.

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Greta Garbo
(Greta Lovisa Gustafsson)
(September 18, 1905 – April 15, 1990)

Greta Garbo was a Swedishborn American film actress during the 1920s
and 1930s. She was nominated three times for the Academy Award for
Best Actress
and received an Academy Honorary Award in 1954 for her
"luminous and unforgettable screen performances." In 1999, the American
Film Institute
ranked Garbo fifth on their list of the greatest female stars of
classic Hollywood cinema
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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (Johnny Allen Hendrix)
(November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970)

On this day in 1970, rock guitarist, and singer/songwriter, Jimi Hendrix died
in his London apartment at the age of 27. The death was from an overdose
of sleeping pills. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably
the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".   

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In England, artist Francis Barraud (1856-1924) painted his brother’s dog
Nipper (above) listening to the horn of an early phonograph during the
winter of 1898. Victor Talking Machine Company began using the symbol
in 1900, and Nipper joined the RCA family in 1929.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War on this day in
1862. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or missing. The Rebel
advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies.

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The Constitution of the United States of America was signed by delegates at
the Constitutional Convention on this day in 1787.

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Hiram King
"Hank" Williams (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953)

Regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers
and songwriters of the 20th century. Williams recorded 35 singles, five
released posthumously, that reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Country
& Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one, three posthumously.

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Hank Williams on the fiddle with Big Bill Lister on guitar

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"M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS-TV on this day in 1972.

The series ended on February 28, 1983, with the finale,
showcased  as a
television film, titled "Goodbye, Farewell
and Amen
",  becoming the most-watched and highest-rated
single television
episode in U.S. television history at the time.  

       

        
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