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British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on  Nazi
Germany. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.

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The Revolutionary War between the
U.S. and Great Britain ended
with the Treaty of Paris on this day in 1783.

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Treaty of Paris original document.

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End of the hostage crisis on this day in 2004.

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The NASA spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars on this day in 1976. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the
planet’s surface.

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Vincent Thomas Lombardi

(June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970)


Vince Lombardi died in Washington, D.C. of cancer on
Thursday morning, September 3, 1970. He was 57.
 
  
 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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World War II began on this day in 1939 when Nazi Germany invaded Poland.

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It happened on this day in 1983.

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Korean Air Lines 747, Flight 007, was shot down over the Sahakin Islands.

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America’s Bobby Fischer (right) beat Russia’s Boris Spassky to
become world chess champion on this day in 1972. The chess
match took place in Reykjavik, Iceland
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Robert James
"Bobby" Fischer (March 9, 1943 – January 17, 2008)

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Young Gloria and her mother.


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Gloria Estefan (Gloria María Milagrosa Fajardo García) is 60 years
young today.

Latin pop singer Gloria Estefan has sold more than one hundred million records
over the course of her career. She has released many #1 hits, including "Don’t
Wanna Lose You." She once worked with the Miami International Airport Customs Department while in college. She was approached by the CIA for the job because
of her prowess with language. Gloria has won seven Grammy Awards, including
one for Best Tropical Latin Album in 1993 for Mi Tierra.
 

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Nicola Sacco (left)
 and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

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Rudolph Valentino
(Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguella)


(May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926)

Italian actor Rudolph Valentino starred in several well-known silent films including
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), The Sheik, Blood and Sand (1922),
The Eagle, (1925) and The Son of the Sheik (1926). He was an early pop icon, a
sex symbol of the 1920s, who was known as the "Latin lover".  He had applied for U.S.citizenship shortly before his untimely death from Pleuritis, an inflammation of 
of the membranes that surround the lungs. He was 31.   

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Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Banky.

   

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Soviet hard-liners announced on this day in 1991, President Mikhail Gorbachev had been removed from power. Gorbachev returned to
power two days later.

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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev turned 86 in March.

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On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive
power in Germany as Fuehrer.

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Francis Gary Powers (center), an American U-2 pilot, was convicted
of espionage in Moscow on this day in 1960.


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Inventor and television pioneer, Philo Farnsworth made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-
electronic television
. He was also the first person to demonstrate
such a system to the public.

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Philo Taylor Farnsworth
(August 19, 1906 – March 11, 1971)

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On this day in 1977.

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On this day in 1998, President Clinton admitted to having an
improper relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a White House
intern.

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The Klondike gold rush was set off by George Carmack (below) who
discovered gold on Rabbit Creek in
Alaska
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George Washington Carmack,
from California.

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Robert Fulton’s "North River Steam Boat" (known as the "Clermont") began heading up New York’s Hudson River on its successful round-
trip to Albany on this day in 1807
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Robert Fulton 
(11-14-1765 – 2-24-1815

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It happened on this day in 1987.

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Rudolf Walter Richard Hess 
(April 26, 1894 – August 17, 1987) 


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Robert Anthony De Niro is 74 years old today.

Legendary actor Robert De Niro won an Academy Award for Best Actor for
his role as
Jake LaMotta in the 1980 boxing film Raging Bull and an Academy
Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vito Corleone in the 1974
classic The Godfather Part II.

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