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A discotheque in Berlin was bombed by Libyan terrorists on this day
in 1986. The U.S. attacked Libya with warplanes in retaliation on April
15, 1986.


Ground crew prepares a 48th Tactical Fighter Wing F-111F aircraft
for an air strike on Libya.

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Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) 

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It was on this day in 1964.

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Douglas General MacArthur Address a Joint session of the U.S.
Congress on April 19, 1951 in Washington D. C.

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It was on this day in 1976.


Hughes was an American
business magnate, investor, record-setting pilot,
film director, and
philanthropist, known during his lifetime as one of the
most financially successful individuals in the world.

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr. (December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

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Booker Taliaferro Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

Booker T. Washington was a educator, author, orator, and advisor to
presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington
was the dominant leader in the
African-American community. He was
from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery
and became
the leading voice of former slaves and their descendants.

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Booker T. Washington Speaks
Booker T. Washington giving a lecture in Carnegie Hall, 1906. 

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On this day in 1984, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers)
became the all-time NBA regular season scoring leader when he
broke Wilt Chamberlain’s record of 31,419 career points.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.) will be 71
April 16.

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Katie Couric became a CBS news anchor on this day in 2006.

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The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army
ended on this day in 1836. The Mexican army of three thousand
men defeated the 189
Texas volunteers.

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision on this day in 1857, 
ruled that blacks could not sue in federal court to be citizens.

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni   
(March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564) 

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Most Famous Works Of Art: The Creation Of Adam by Michelangelo

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On this day in 1981, Walter Cronkite (above) appeared in the last 
airing of "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite." He had been
on the job 19 years.

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Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009)

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Ed McMahon (left) and
Johnny Carson (right) began their long association in
their first TV series, the
ABC game show Who Do You Trust?, running from
1957 to 1962. Then afterwards, McMahon would make his famous thirty-year
mark as Carson’s
sidekick, announcer and second banana on NBC‘s highly successfully The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992.
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Rob Reiner, actor, writer, director, producer, and activist, is 71 
years old today.

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FROM THE TV GUIDE ~ 1968

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The big three news anchors – Top row: David Brinkley and Chet
Huntley (NBC). Bottom row: Walter Cronkite (CBS) and Frank
Reynolds (ABC).
 

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1957, 300 U.S. Army troops stood guard as nine black students
were escorted to class at Central High School in Little Rock,
AR. The children
had been forced to withdraw 2 days earlier because of unruly white mobs.

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On this day in 1919, President Woodrow Wilson collapsed after a speech in 
Pueblo,
CO. The speaking tour was in support of the Treaty of Versailles.

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On this day in 1897.

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William Cuthbert Faulkner
(September 25, 1897 – July 6, 1962)

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Michael Kirk Douglas is 73 today.

Michael Douglas won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role
in the 1987 film Wall Street. He reprised his role in the 2010 sequel
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. His other notable film credits
include The China Syndrome (1979) Basic Instinct (1992) and Falling
Down (1993). He is the son of legendary actor
Kirk Douglas.

A poster depicting an older man standing on a concrete platform, wearing a business outfit, holding a briefcase and a shotgun. Above in black letters it reads: "Michael Douglas". Below in large white letters over a red background it reads: "Falling Down". Beneath that with the film credits, it reads in small white letters: "A Joel Schumacher Film". In the background are skyscrapers and a smog filled sky.

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President Johnson (far right) signs the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in
the White House East Room as congressional leaders look on.

On this day in 1964,  Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution,
which gave President Johnson broad powers in dealing with reported 
North
Vietnamese attacks on U.S. forces.

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U.S. forces landed at Guadalcanal on this day in 1942, marking
the start of the first major allied offensive in the Pacific during
World War II.

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The balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki, which had carried a six-man crew
4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean, crashed into a reef in a
Polynesian archipelago on this day in 1947. The crew made
successful landfall and all returned safely.

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Barry Bonds watches his 756th career home run head for the right- 
center-field bleachers.

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Oliver Norvell "Babe" Hardy (Norvell Hardy)
(January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957)

Oliver Hardy was comic actor and one half of Laurel and
Hardy
, the classic double act that began in the era of
silent films and lasted 25 years, from 1927-1951.

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From left: Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy



Grave of Oliver Hardy, at Valhalla Memorial Park 
Cemetery
in North Hollywood.

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