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ED DONAHUE

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On this day in 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously
ruled that
President Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed
White House tape recordings to the Watergate special
prosecutor Leon Jaworski.

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Vice President Nixon (far right) and Soviet Premier
Nikita Khrushchev
(wearing hat)
speak as the press looks on in part of what came to be known as the Kitchen Debate.

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Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the
valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah on this day in
1847.
 

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Brigham Young
(June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877)

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Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco
(July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830)

 
Simon Bolivar,known as El Libertador, was a Venezuelan military and political
leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Bolivia,
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Panama as sovereign states, independent of
Spanish rule.


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The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific
Ocean on this day in 1969.

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The Apollo 11 crew stand next to their spacecraft on the deck of
the recovery ship U.S.S. Hornet.

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1986, Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson
at Westminster Abbey in London. They divorced in 1996.

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On this day in 1984, Miss America, Vanessa Williams, turned in
her crown after it had been discovered that nude photos of her
had appeared in "Penthouse" magazine. She was the first to
resign the title.

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Vanessa Williams resigning her Miss America title in New York City.

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Vanessa Lynn Williams turned 54 in March.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Astronaut Neil Armstrong

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America’s Viking I robot spacecraft made a successful landing
on Mars on this day in 1976.

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First image of Martian Surface from Viking 1
First image taken by Viking 1 form the surface of Mars.

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An attempt by a group of German officials to assassinate Adolf
Hitler failed on this day in 1944. The bomb exploded at Hitler’s Rastenburg headquarters. He was only wounded.

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The conference room soon after the explosion that wounded
Hitler.

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Sir Edmund Percival "Ed" Hillary
(July 20, 1919 – January 11, 2008)

Adventurer and philanthropist Sir Edmund Hillary became one
of the first people to reach the top of Everest with the help of his
guide, Tensing Norgay. He became a beekeeper during the
summer so as to keep himself available to climb in the winter.

His adventures led to him being named one of the most influential
people by Time Magazine of the 20th century.

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Sir Edmund Hillary (left) and Tenzing Norgay.

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Carlos Santana is 70 years old today.

Guitarist Carlos Santana blended rock with Latin American music and fronted
Santana. He won the Best Rock Album Award and the Album of the Year
Award for Supernatural in 2000. He began playing the guitar when he was
eight and turned down an opportunity to attend Humbolt State University to
pursue a career in music.

In 2003 Rolling Stone magazine listed Santana at number 20 on their list of
the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He has won 10 Grammy Awards and
three Latin Grammy Awards.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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

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It was on this day in 1999.

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Martha Stewart was convicted of insider trading and sent to jail
on this day in 2004. She is shown above with U.S. marshals, as
they leave the Manhattan federal court in New York.
 

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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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Apollo 11 Astronauts from left: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins &
Buzz Aldrin.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Live Aid was a charity concert, organized by Bob Geldof
and Midge Ure to raise funds for relief of the ongoing
Ethiopian famine. The event was held simultaneously at
the Wembley Stadium in London (UK) and the John F.
Kennedy Stadium in Philadelphia (USA) on July 13, 1985
and was broadcasted internationally via satellite television.

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On this day in 1863, opponents of the Civil War draft began three
days of rioting in New York City, which resulted in more than 1,000 casualties.

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It was on this day in 1977.

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Harrison Ford is 75 years old today.

Iconic actor Harrison Ford’s memorable characters include Han Solo from the
original Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones, and Rick Deckard from the 1982 sci-
fi classic Blade Runner. He earned Golden Globe Award nominations for his
roles in Witness, The Mosquito Coast, The Fugitive and Sabrina.He was put
at the #1 position on Empire’s 1997 list of the Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time.

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