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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1954, the U.S. Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph
R. McCarthy for what it called "conduct that tends to bring the
Senate into dishonor and disrepute." The censure  was related to McCarthy’s controversial investigation of suspected communists
in the U.S. government, military and civilian society.

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A self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated by Dr.
Enrico Fermi (below) and his staff at the University of Chicago on
this day in 1942.

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On this day in 2001, Enron Corp. filed for Chapter 11 reorganization
five days after Dynegy walked away from a $8.4 billion buyout. It was
the largest bankruptcy in
U.S. history.


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On this day in 1993.

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On the day in 1982, Doctors at the University of Utah implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Barney
Clark (below). He lived 112 days with the device. The operation
was the first of its kind.

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Seattle dentist Barney Clark and Dr. William C. DeVries.

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JOHN BLEMONT

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On this day in 1963, President Johnson (below) named a commission
headed by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of President
John F.
Kennedy.

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In this 1964 file photo, the bipartisan presidential commission to
investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy sits
for an official picture, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars office on
Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP)

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President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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The U.N. General Assembly on this day in 1947,  passed a resolution
that called for the division of Palestine between Arabs and Jews.

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The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by
U.S. Navy
Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd on this day in 1929.



A Ford Trimotor aircraft, the Floyd Bennett (S/N NX4542), was 
selected for the epic polar air journey.
 

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On this day in 1981.

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On this day in 1986.

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On this day in 2001.

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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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