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Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America’s first telegraph line on
this day in 1844. The first message was sent from Washington,
DC,
to Baltimore, MD. The message was "What hath God wrought?"

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Samuel Finley Breese Morse (April 27, 1791 – April 2, 1872)

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On this day in 1994, the four men convicted of bombing the New
York’s World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in
prison.

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Queen Victoria of England was born in London on
this day in 1819.
 

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This painting by Frederick Winterhalter shows Queen Victoria and
Prince Albert with 5 of their children.

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After 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to
traffic on this day in 1883.

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Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman)

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan revolutionized folk music in the
1960’s with albums such as The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61
Revisited, and Blonde on Blonde and songs such as "The Times They
Are a-Changin’," "Like a Rolling Stone," and "Positively 4th Street."

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On October 13, 2016 the Nobel Prize committee announced it had awarded Bob Dylan the Nobel Prize in Literature "for having created
new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition".

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JOHN BELMONT

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In Oslo, Norway on this day in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
received the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the youngest person
to receive the award.

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Women were granted the right to vote in the Wyoming Territory
on this day in 1869.

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The first domestic passenger jet flight took place in the
U.S. on this
day in 1958 when 111 passengers flew from New York to Miami on
a National Airlines Boeing 707.

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Soul singer Otis Redding, at age 26, was killed on this day in 1967 
when his tour plane crashed into a Wisconsin lake. The members
of Redding’s tour band, the "Bar-Kays," were also killed.

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Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte died on this day in 2006.

Pinochet was a Chilean general, politician and the dictator of Chile
between 1973 and 1990; he remained the
Commander-in-Chief of the 
Chilean Army until 1998. He was also president of the Government
Junta of Chile
between 1973 and 1981. He died of congestive heart
failure
and pulmonary edema.


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ROSS SIMPSON

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The first of the Federalist Papers were published in the New York Independent
on this day in 1787. The series of 85 essays, written by Alexander Hamilton,
James Madison and John Jay, were published under the pen name "Publius."

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)

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On this day in 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat (right) and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (left) were named winners of the Nobel Peace Prize
for their progress toward achieving a Middle East accord.     

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It was on this day in 2004.

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John Marwood Cleese 78 years old today.

Monty Python comic actor and writer John Cleese played a role in A Fish
Called Wanda
(1988). His most timeless works include Monty Python and
the Holy Grail
(1975), The Meaning of Life (1983), and Life of Brian (1979). 

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Over Rogers Dry Lake in Southern California on this day in 1947, pilot Chuck Yeager flew the Bell X-1 rocket plane and became the first person to break
the sound barrier.

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Charles Elwood "Chuck" Yeager turned 94 on February 13.

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The Battle of Hastings occurred in England on this day in 1066. The Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeated King Harold II of England.

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On this day in 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was awarded the
Nobel Peace Prize for his non-violent resistance to racial prejudice
in America. He was the youngest person to receive the award.

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Former President Theodore Roosevelt was shot while campaigning
in Milwaukee, WI. on this day in 1912. His wound in the chest was
not serious and he continued with his planned speech. William
Schrenk was captured at the scene of the shooting.

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Bloodstained shirt worn by Roosevelt, photographed following the
assassination attempt.  

 

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William Schrenk

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Singer Bing Crosby died of a heart attack at the age of 74 on this day in1977.

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Harry Lillis
"Bing" Crosby Jr. (May 3, 1903 – October 14, 1977)

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Bing Crosby (right) on Pebble Beach in 1977.

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Camille Bohannon

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On this day in 2002, congress gave  Authorization
for Use of Military Force Against Iraq.

   
    

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It was on this day 2002, when former President Jimmy Carter won
the Nobel Peace Prize.  

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The accusations were made by Anita Hill on this day in 1991.

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Anita Hill turned 61 in July.

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Clarence Thomas became 69 years old in June.

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"Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time on this
day in 1975. George Carlin (below) was the guest host.

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Members of the original Saturday Night Live cast during the show’s
1975 season.

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