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Saddam Hussein was executed on this day in 2006.

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About 600 people died on this day in 1903 when fire broke out at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago,
IL.

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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was formed on this
day in 1922. Vladimir Lenin (above) proclaimed the establishment.

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The United Auto Workers union staged its first sit-down strike, at the Fisher Body Plant in Flint,
MI. on this day in 1936.

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On this day in 1948, the musical "Kiss Me Kate" opened at the New Century Theatre in New York City. Cole Porter composed the music
for the classic play that ran for 1,077 performances.

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Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, and Julie Wilson.

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Bo Diddley  (Ellas Otha Bates)  (December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008)

Singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer Bo Diddley  who played a
key role in the transition from the
blues to rock and roll. He influenced many
artists,
including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones with his 
use of
African rhythms and a signature beat.



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Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924)

Wilson served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921
as a member of the
Democratic Party.

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On this day in 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president
of the
United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Jackson.

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn published "Gulag Archipelago,"
an expose of the Soviet prison system on this day in
1973.

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Solzhenitsyn bravely wrote about the brutality of Stalin’s network
of gulags.

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The musical "On the Town" opened in New York City on
this day in 1944 and ran for 462 performances. It featured
the song,
"New York, New York." It was made into a film
in 1949.

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Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is 63 today.

Popular actor Denzel Washington won an Academy Award
for Best Actor for his role in the 2001 film
Training Day.

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On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached on two charges of perjury and obstruction of justice by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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General George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to
Valley Forge,
PA, to camp for the winter on this day in 1777.

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‘The Prayer at Valley Forge’ by Arnold Friberg.

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Charles Dickens’ novel "A Christmas Carol" was first published in England on this day in 1843.

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Charles John Huffam Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870)
 
 

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Apollo 17
splashed down in the Pacific on this day in 1972, ending
the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.

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On this day in 1957, "The Music Man" opened on Broadway.

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Robert Preston Meservey  (June 8, 1918 – March 21, 1987)

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On this day in 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also stated that undeniably
loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry could not be detained.

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The
United States began the heaviest bombing of North Vietnam
during the Vietnam War on this day in 1972. The attack ended 12
days later.

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On this day in 1892, Tchaikovsky’s "The Nutcracker" publicly
premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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“Snow Flakes” from the 1892 production of “The Nutcracker.”

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Steven Allan Spielberg is 71 years old today. He was
born in
Cincinnati, OH.

Celebrated director Steven Spielberg achieved box office 
records with the blockbuster films
Jaws (1975) E.T. (1982)
and
Jurassic Park (1993). He received the Academy Award
for Best Director for the films
Schindler’s List (1993) and 
Saving Private Ryan (1998). He also directed the action/
adventure classic trilogy Indiana Jones, starring
Harrison
Ford
, in the ’80s.


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This 1971 film is the directing debut of Steven Spielberg.

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Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph
on this day in 1877.

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President Richard M. Nixon‘s attorney announced the presence of        
an 18 minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings 
related to the Watergate case on this day in 1973.

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President Richard Nixon holds a press conference upon release of 
the White House tapes.

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Ottilie Lundgren, 94, of Oxford, Connecticut was the final victim
to die in America’s Anthrax scare. Four had died before her.

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On this day in 1985, former
U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan
Jay Pollard was arrested after being accused of spying for Israel. He
was later sentenced to life in prison.

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On this day in 1934, the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes"
opened on Broadway.

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