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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1973, President Nixon
told an Associated Press
managing editors meeting in Orlando,
FL
, "people have got to
know whether or not their
president is a crook. Well, I’m not a
crook."


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On this day in 1558, Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon
the death of Queen Mary Tudor.

   
    
    
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The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the
Red seas on this day in 1869.

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The Suez Canal today.

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The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in
the partially completed Capitol building on this day in 1800.

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THE THINKER

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French Sculptor Auguste Rodin
(François Auguste René Rodin)
(November 12, 1840 – November 17, 1917)


THE KISS

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Martin Charles Scorsese is 75 years old today.

Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s films frequently feature gangsters
and focus on the world of crime. His iconic films include Taxi Driver (1976)
Raging Bull (1980) and Goodfellas (1990). In 2006, he won his first Academy
Award for Best Director for his film The Departed after previously being
nominated five times.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During World War II, German war planes destroyed most of the
English town of Coventry when about 500 Luftwaffe bombers
attacked on this day in 1940.

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A German Luftwaffe high-performance medium bomber.

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Novel published on this day in 1851.

American writer and Nobel Prize laureate William Faulkner once stated
he wished he had written it himself, and
D. H. Lawrence called it "one
of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world", and "the
greatest book of the sea ever written".

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On this day in 1889, New York World reporter Elizabeth Cochrane
(pen name Nellie Bly) began an attempt to surpass the fictitious
journey of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg by traveling around the
world in less than 80 days. Bly succeeded by finishing the trek
the following January in 72 days, 6 hours and 11 minutes.

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On this day in 1943, Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the
New York Philharmonic when he filled in for the ailing Bruno
Walter prior to a nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was
25 years old and
was an assistant conductor at the time.         

      
      
      
     

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Leonard Bernstein  (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)

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Aaron Copland
(November 14, 1900 – December 2, 1990)

Copland was an American composer, composition teacher, writer,
and later a conductor of his own and other music. He was referred
to by his peers and critics as "the Dean of American Composers."

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MIKE GRACIA

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Communist East Germany opened its borders on this day in
1989, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.

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On this day in 1938, Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and
looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91
Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that
became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass."

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The great Northeast blackout occurred on this day in 1965, as
several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power
failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.

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Dylan Marlais Thomas (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953)

Thomas came to be appreciated as a popular poet during his lifetime, though
he found earning a living as a writer difficult. He began augmenting his income
with reading tours and radio broadcasts.

At the post-mortem, the pathologist found three causes of death – pneumonia,
brain swelling and a fatty liver. Despite his heavy drinking his liver showed no
sign of cirrhosis. He was only 39.

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Arthur William Matthew "Art" Carney
(November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003)

Actor in film, stage, television and radio, Art Carney is best known
for playing sewer worker Ed Norton opposite Jackie Gleason‘s Ralph
Kramden
in the CBS television sitcom The Honeymooners from 1955
to 1956. He won
the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in
Harry and Tonto (1974). Carney died in his sleep of natural causes
on November 9, 2003, 5 days after his 85th birthday, near his home
in Westbrook, Connecticut.

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Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and Audey Meadows

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Art Carney as a department store Santa Clause in the
1960 Twilight Zone episode "Night of the Meek".
  

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages) on this day in 1979. The
militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the
former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were
later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months.

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Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by right-
wing Israeli Yigal Amir after attending a peace rally on this day
in 1995. He was 73.

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Soviet forces enter Hungary on this day in 1956 in order to suppress
the uprising that had begun on October 23, 1956.


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It was on this day in 1955.

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Denton True "Cy" Young

(March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955)

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MIKE GRACIA

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Harry S. Truman holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with the incorrect headline

Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for the U.S. presidency on this
day in 1948. The Chicago Tribune published an early edition that had the
headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN (above)." The Truman victory had 
surprised many polls and newspapers.

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President Truman (right) on his campaign train whistle-stop.

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On this day in 1963, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was
assassinated in a military coup.

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Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in
California on this day in 1947. It was the plane’s first and only
flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of
the spruce used to build it, never went into production.

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The H-4 today is in McMinnville, Oregon, at the
Evergreen Air and
Space Museum
, about an hour outside of Portland.

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On this day in 1959, Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant
on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been
given questions and answers in advance.

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Charles Lincoln Van Doren turned 91 in Feb.   

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