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On this day in 1974, President Nixon announced that he would
resign the following day.

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It was on this day in 1942.

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Dustin Lee Hoffman is 80 years old today.

Famous method actor Dustin Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best
Actor for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979 and Rain Man in 1988. He had his
breakthrough role as Benjamin Braddock in the 1967 classic The Graduate.

He began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse with his roommate
and fellow actor Gene Hackman. 

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On this day in 1945 a B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the
first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little Boy" was
dropped over the center of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people
were killed.

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Pictured is a mockup of "Little Boy," the atomic bomb that was
dropped that morning on Hiroshima.

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The Voting Rights Act was signed by
President Lyndon B. Johnson 
on this day in 1965.

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Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini)
(September 26, 1897 – August 6, 1978)

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Sir Alexander Fleming (August 6, 1881 – March 11, 1955) 

Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist Alexander Fleming 
shared the 1945 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for helping
to discover the antibiotic substance penicillin in 1928. His discovery
marked the start of modes antibiotics, which changed the medical
world forever. He worked in shipping before going to medical school
at the recommendation of his brother.

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On this day in 1948, U.S. President Truman signed executive orders
that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

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Fidel Castro began his revolt on this day in 1953 against Fulgencio Batista with
an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. Castro eventually
ousted Batista six years later.

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Formerly the Moncada Army Barracks (above) now a school and
museum in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

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It was on this day in 1952.

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Born on this day in 1856.

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Sir Michael Philip Jagger is 74 years old today.

Mick Jagger is one of the most influential figures in the history of rock and roll
as frontman of The Rolling Stones. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame with the Stones in 1989. He met future Rolling Stones guitarist
Keith Richards in primary school. He initially intended on going into politics
or economics. In 2003, he was knighted.

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Mick Jagger has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone
magazine over twenty times since 1968.

 

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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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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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