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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1938, Orson Welles’ "The War of the Worlds" aired on
CBS radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners.

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Welles takes questions from reporters at a press conference the day
after the broadcast, on October 31, 1938. He told them that no one connected with the broadcast had any idea it would cause panic.

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George Orson Welles
(May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1972.

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It took place on this day in 1975.

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Jack Kerouac’s "On the Road" was first published on this day in
1957.

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Jack Kerouac (Jean-Louis Kérouac) 
(March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969)

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Mother Teresa, known in the Roman
Catholic Church
as Saint Teresa of
Calcutta (Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu)

(August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997)

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Mongol conqueror Ghengis Khan (Temüjin Borjigin) died on
this day in 1227.

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Tennessee ratified the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution on
this day in 1920. The Amendment guaranteed the right of all women 
in America to vote. 

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James Meredith graduated from the University of Mississippi on this
day in 1963. He was the first black man to accomplish this feat.

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James Howard Meredith turned 85 in June.

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Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel "Lolita" was published
on this day in 1958.

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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (April 22, 1899 – July 2, 1977)

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Charles Robert Redford Jr. is 82 years old today. He was born in
Santa Monica, California.

Actor and director Robert Redford founded the Sundance Film Festival. He
starred in classics such as All the President’s Men (1976), The Sting (1973),
and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). His directorial debut,
Ordinary People (1980) received the Academy Award for Best Picture and
earned him the Academy Award for Best Director.
 

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Robert Redford as seen in season 3, episode 81 of The Twilight
Zone (‘’Nothing in the Dark”). It first aired January 5, 1962. 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying
the SA and bringing to power the SS in the "Night of the Long
Knives."

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America’s food and drug safety took a big step forward with the
Pure Food and Drug Act on this day in 1906.

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The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11 returned to Earth on this day in
1971. The three cosmonauts (left) were found dead inside.

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Margaret Mitchell (above) with her book, "Gone with the Wind,"
that was published on this day 1936.

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The 1939 epic historical romance film, adapted from the Margaret
Mitchell novel.

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On this day in 1994, The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped
Tonya Harding (left) of the 1994 national championship and banned
her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan (right).

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Nancy Kerrigan just after the attack.

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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010)

Twentieth-century African-American singer and actress Lena Horne
famously sang "Stormy Weather," won a Grammy Award for a 1981
album entitled Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, and appeared
in film versions of
The Wiz, Broadway Rhythm, and Ziegfeld Follies.

Horne continued recording and performing sporadically into the
1990s, disappearing from the public eye in 2000. Horne died of
congestive heart failure on May 9, 2010, at the age of 92.

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NOVEL PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1897

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The cover of the first edition.

The first copies of the classic vampire novel Dracula,
by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appeared on the shelfs in
London bookshops on this day in 1897. It has been
assigned to many
literary genres including vampire
literature
, horror fiction, gothic novel, and invasion
literature
. Dracula has spawned numerous theatrical,
film, and television interpretations.

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Abraham "Bram" Stoker
(November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912)

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