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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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It was on this day in Seneca Falls.

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It was on this day in 1993.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), the official United States policy on gays serving
in the military was announced by President Bill Clinton (below). It allowed
closeted members of the military to serve, while prohibiting those in the
military who were openly gay to serve. Prior to “don’t ask, don’t tell,” there
had been an outright ban on gays in the military.

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Apollo 11 entered lunar orbit on this day in 1969.

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Daedalus Crater was one of the sights seen as Apollo 11’s command module passed over the far side of the moon.

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Baseball’s career hit leader Pete Rose (left) was sentenced on this
day in 1990 to five months in a Federal correctional institution for
filing false income-tax returns.
The sentence did not permit parole,
so Rose would serve the full term.

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Peter Edward Rose Sr. also known by his nickname "Charlie
Hustle", turned 77 on April 14.

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A total 55 countries joined the boycott of the opening ceremony
in Moscow which began on this day in 1980.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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It was on this day in 1996.

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Wreckage from the front portion of the TWA Flight 800 Boeing 747 on display in its reconstructed state in 1997.

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The cockpit of TWA Flight 800 is lowered at the U.S. Coast Guard
station at Shinnecock Inlet in Hampton Bays, N.Y.

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The Russian Imperial Romanov family (Tsar Nicholas II, his
wife
Tsarina Alexandra and their five children Olga, Tatiana,
Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei) and all those who chose to
accompany them into imprisonment were shot,
bayoneted
and
clubbed to death in Yekaterinburg on this day in 1918
by several Bolshevik troops under the orders of the Ural
Regional Soviet and according to instructions by Lenin.

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A drawing of the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family.

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The room in the Ipatiev House, Yekaterinburg, where the Russian
royal family was brutally murdered.

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Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA. on this day in 1955.

Disneyland theme park is now divided into 8 extravagantly themed
lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s
Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and
Adventureland.

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Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)

Sleeping Beauty's castle in Fantasyland is overrun by children crossing drawbridge over moat. Inside, Disney plnas a model torture chamber.

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Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled to
Miami, Florida in exile on this day in 1979.


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Somoza talks to the press after fleeing to safety in Miami.

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An Apollo spaceship (left) docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit
on this day in 1975. It was the first link up between the U.S. and
Soviet Union.

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It was on this day in 1961.

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Coltrane’s first recordings were made when he was
a sailor.

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John William Coltrane  (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967)

John Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer, also
known as "Trane". Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in
his career,Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was later at
the forefront of free jazz. He died of liver cancer at a Hospital in New
York on July 17, 1967, at the age of 40.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1945, the United States detonated the first atomic
bomb in a test at Alamogordo, NM.

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On this day in 1973, Alexander P. Butterfield informed the Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair of the existence of
President Nixon’s recorded White House tapes.

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Alexander Porter Butterfield testifying before the Senate
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It was on this day in 1999.

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On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL,
and began the first manned mission to land on the moon.

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The Apollo 11 lunar landing mission crew, from left to right, Neil 
A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module
pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot.

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After a highly publicized six-week jury trial, Martha Stewart was found guilty in March 2004 of felony charges of conspiracy, obstruction of
an agency proceeding, and making false statements to the federal
investigators, and was sentenced July 16, 2004 to serve a five-month term in a federal correctional facility and supervised release for a two-year period (to include five months of electronic monitoring
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Inmates sit in their bunks at a women’s prison in Alabama.

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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
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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.
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