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The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the
President of the Continental Congress in America on this day
in 1776.

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The U.S. Military Academy officially opened at West Point, NY. on
this day in 1802.

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Lou Gehrig retired from major league baseball on this day in 1939.

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Lou Gehrig’s gives his infamous retirement speech for the New York Yankees. It was one of the most memorable sports speeches of all
time.

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On this day in 1776, Richard Henry Lee’s resolution to break away
from Britain was adopted by the Continental Congress.

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On this day in 1964, U.S. President Johnson signed the "Civil Rights
Act of 1964" into law. The act made it illegal in the
United states to discriminate against others because of their race.

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On this day in 1937, American aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart disappeared in the Central Pacific during an attempt to fly around
the world at the equator.

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On this day in 1881, Charles J. Guiteau (below) fatally wounded U.S. 
President James A. Garfield in Washington, DC.

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It was on this day in 1961.

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James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997)

Stewart was nominated for five Academy Awards, winning
one in competition for The Philadelphia Story (1940), and
received an
Academy Lifetime Achievement award in 1985.

In 1999, Stewart was named the third-greatest male screen
legend
of the Golden Age of Hollywood by the American
Film Institute
. The Institute has also named five of his
films to its list of the 100 best American films ever made.
 

Jimmy Stewart also had a noted military career as a
World War II and Vietnam War veteran and pilot. He 
died from a pulmonary embolism at the age of 89 at
his home in Beverly Hills, California.
 

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Jimmy Stewart in Rear Window, 1954.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During the American Civil War on this day in 1863, the first day’s
fighting at Gettysburg began. It was the bloodiest battle.

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On this day in 1946, the United States exploded a 20-kiloton atomic
bomb near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

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During the Spanish-American War on this day in 1898, Theodore Roosevelt and his "Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on
San Juan Hill in Cuba.

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Theodore Roosevelt (center) with his “Rough Riders”.

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Spencer)  
(July1, 1961 – August 31, 1997)  

Diana married Charles, the Prince of Wales and the heir to
the throne of 16 Commonwealth realms. She became an
international icon for her beauty and her work with charities.

Her death, which was reportedly caused by her driver’s
drunkenness, sparked widespread media attention and
conspiracy theories.

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The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain
to China on this day in 1997. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.

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Actor Marlon Brando Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004)

Brando’s Academy Award-winning performances include Terry
Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954) and Don
Vito Corleone in 
The Godfather (1972). Brando was an activist for many causes,
notably the
civil rights movement and various Native American
groups.

Marlon Brando was ranked by the American Film Institute as the
fourth-greatest movie star among male movie stars whose screen
debuts occurred in or before 1950. He was one of six professional
actors, along with Charlie Chaplin, Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball,
Frank Sinatra, and Marilyn Monroe, named in 1999 by Time
magazine as one of its 100 Most Important People of the Century.
Brando died of respiratory failure on July 1, 2004, at age 80.

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Marlon Brando in a still photo from The Godfather.

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The assassination on this day in 1914 sparked World War-ll.

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On this day in 2000, six-year-old Elián González returned to Cuba
from the U.S. with his father. The child had been the center of an international custody dispute.

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Federal agents seized Elián González, held in a closet by Donato Dalrymple, in Miami in April 2000. Dalrymple rescued the boy
from the ocean after his mother drowned when they tried to
escape Cuba.

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On this day in 1997, boxer Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting
part of Evander Holyfield’s ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas,
NV
.

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Referee Mills Lane checks the ear of WBA heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield after it was bitten by Mike Tyson.

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Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979)

Richard Rodgers was an American composer, with over 900 songs and
43
Broadway musicals, leaving a legacy as one of the most significant
composers of 20th century American music. He is best known for his
songwriting partnerships with the
lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar
Hammerstein II
. His compositions have had a significant impact on
popular music.

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Richard Rodgers (left) and Oscar Hammerstein ll.

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Mel Brooks (Melvin Kaminsky) is 92 years old today.


Mel Brooks was the director of the classic satirical comedies
Blazing
Saddles
(1974), Young Frankenstein (1974), Spaceballs (1987), High
Anxiety
(1977),
The Producers (1967) and Robin Hood: Men in Tights
(1993).
Brooks belongs to an exclusive club of entertainers as the
recipient of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.

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Mel Brooks in Spaceballs.

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On this day in 1950, two days after North Korea invaded South Korea, U.S. President Harry Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the
Korean conflict. The United Nations Security Council had asked for member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the
North.

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On this day in 1973, former White House counsel John W. Dean told
the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" that was
kept by the Nixon White House.

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Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994)

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Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, clashed with police on this day in 1969. This incident is considered to be the birth of the homosexual rights movement.

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It was on this day in 2001.

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John Uhler Lemmon III
(February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001)

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The Glengarry leads.

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