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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Winston Churchill rallies Britain during World War 2 with his famous "finest hour" speech on this day in 1940.

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On this day in 1815, at the Battle of Waterloo Napoleon was defeated
by an international army under the Duke of Wellington. Napoleon abdicated on June 22.

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The War of 1812 began as the U.S. declared war against Great Britain
on this day in 1812. The conflict began over trade restrictions and
numerous other disputes between the two countries.

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James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831)

During the War of 1812, Monroe served in critical
roles as
Secretary of State and the Secretary of
War
under President James Madison (below).

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James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836)

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On this day in 1928, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly
across the Atlantic Ocean when she flew from Newfoundland to
Wales.

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Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space aboard the space shuttle Challenger on this day in 1983.

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Sally Kristen Ride
(May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012)

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Sir James Paul McCartney is 76 years old today.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist of The Beatles, Paul McCartney 
wrote such hit songs for the band as "Penny Lane," "Blackbird"
and "Eleanor Rigby." After his time with The Beatles he formed
the band Wings and embarked upon a solo career. He has earned
21 Grammy Awards across his career.
 

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The cover of Abbey Road has no printed words. It is a photo of the Beatles, in side view, crossing the street in single file.
Abbey Road studio album by The Beatles, 1969.

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FORMER ASTRONAUT HAS DIED AT 86

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Alan LaVern Bean (March 15, 1932 – May 26, 2018)

Astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the moon, and
later worked to express the wonders of visiting another world through
art, died today (Saturday). 

His family said Bean’s death at Houston Methodist Hospital followed his
suddenly falling ill while traveling in Fort Wayne, Ind., two weeks ago.
(Fox News)

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An expedition led by Captain Christopher Newport went ashore at
Jamestown, Virginia on this day in 1607. The group had arrived 
at the location the day before. This became the first permanent
English colony in America.

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William Clark set off the famous expedition from Camp Dubois on this day in 1804. A few days later, in St. Louis, Meriwether Lewis joined the group. The group was known as the "Corps of Discovery."

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On this day in 1948, Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion (R) proclaimed
the independent State of Israel as British rule in Palestine came to an
end. U.S. President Harry S. Truman is on his left.

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Skylab One was launched into orbit around Earth as the first U.S. manned space station on this day in 1973.

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George Walton Lucas Jr. is 74 years old today. He was born in
Modesto, California.

Filmmaker George Lucas is best known as the creator of the Star Wars
and Indiana Jones
franchises, as well as the founder of
Lucasfilm and
Industrial Light & Magic. He was the chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm,
before selling it to
The Walt Disney Company in 2012.

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Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998)

Frank Sinatra was a singer, actor, and producer who was one of the most
popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He is one of the
best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 150 million
records worldwide. Born in
Hoboken, New Jersey, to Italian immigrants,
Sinatra began his musical career in the
swing era with bandleaders Harry
James
and Tommy Dorsey.

Sinatra died with his wife at his side at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los
Angeles on May 14, 1998, aged 82, after a
heart attack. Sinatra was in ill
health during the last few years of his life, and was frequently hospitalized
for heart and breathing problems, high blood pressure, pneumonia and
bladder cancer. He was further diagnosed as having
dementia. He had
made no public appearances following a heart attack in February 1997

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made a
15 minute suborbital flight on this day in 1961.

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Napoléon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821)

Napoleon was a French statesman and military leader who rose to
prominence during the
French Revolution and led several successful
campaigns
during the French Revolutionary Wars. He was Emperor
of the French
from 1804 until 1814.

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Death of Napoleon the Great, French engraving from 1828.

Gold-framed portrait painting of a gaunt middle-aged man with receding hair and laurel wreath, lying eyes-closed on white pillow with a white blanket covering to his neck and a gold Jesus cross resting on his chest
Napoleon on his death bed. It is said       
he died of stomach cancer.


Napoleon’s tomb at Les Invalides.

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Karl Marx  (May 5, 1818 – March 14, 1883)

Karl Marx was a renowned German political theorist,
philosopher, and economist. He penned both Das
Kapital and The Communist Manifesto. He attended
both the University
of Bonn and the University of
Berlin.

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A bust of Karl Marx at the garden of the Karl
Marx House museum in Trier, Germany.

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Robert Gerard Sands (March 9, 1954 – May 5, 1981)


Bobby Sands (member of the provisional IRA – Irish
Republican Army: died following a hunger strike on
this day in 1981.

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Music Hall was dedicated in New York City on this day in 1891. It was later renamed Carnegie Hall.

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A ticket from the opening-night concert.

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Guglielmo Marconi, (1st Marquis of Marconi) (April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937) 


Marconi was an
Italian inventor and electrical engineer known for his
pioneering work on long-distance
radio transmission and for his
development of
Marconi’s law and a radio telegraph system. He is
credited as the
inventor of radio, and he shared the 1909 Nobel
Prize in Physics
with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of
their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

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It was on this day in 1507.

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On this day in 1945, U.S. and Soviet forces met at Torgau, Germany 
near the Elbe River.

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The U.S. Hubble Space Telescope was placed into Earth’s orbit on
this day in 1990. It was released by the space shuttle Discovery
(below).

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Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996)

The Queen of Jazz, Ella Fitzgerald, won thirteen Grammy Awards and
became a legend for singing "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
and "I’m Making Believe." Her rendition of "Summertime" with Louis
Armstrong
is considered one of the best collaborations in music
history.

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Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong in the recording studio.

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