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During World War II in this day in 1943, the Soviets announced that
they had broken the Nazi siege of Leningrad, which had began in September of 1941.

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Royal Navy Captain Robert Falcon Scott led two expeditions to the Antarctic regions: the Discovery Expedition (1901–1904) and the ill-
fated
Terra Nova Expedition (1910–1913). On the second venture,
Scott led a party of five which reached the
South Pole on this day
in 1912, four weeks after
Amundsen‘s Norwegian expedition. Scott
and his companions perished on the return trip to camp.

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Captain Robert Scott (June 6, 1868 – March 29, 1912)

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On this day in 1967, Albert DeSalvo, who claimed to be the "Boston Strangler," was convicted in Cambridge, MA, of armed robbery,
assault and sex offenses. He was sentenced to life in prison where
he was killed in 1973 by a fellow inmate.
 

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Joseph Rudyard Kipling (December 30, 1865 – January 18, 1936) 

Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom. He is
regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story. His children’s
books are classics of children’s literature, and one critic described his
work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift”.
  

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The
U.S. Congress on this day in 1991, passed a resolution
authorizing President Bush (below) to use military power to
force Iraq out of Kuwait.

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During World War II on this day in 1945, Soviet forces began a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.

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Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the
U.S.
Senate on this day in 1932.

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Agatha Christie (Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller)
(September 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976) 

Christie was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels 
and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around 
around her fictional detectives
Hercule Poirot
and Miss Marple.

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The sitcom "All In the Family" debuted on CBS-TV on this day in 1971. It ran
for nine seasons till April 1979. The following September, it was replaced by

“Archie Bunker’s Place
”, which picked up where “All in the Family” had
ended and ran for four more seasons.

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Archie and Edith Bunker ( Carroll O’Connor – Jean Stapleton)

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On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached on two charges of perjury and obstruction of justice by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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General George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to
Valley Forge,
PA, to camp for the winter on this day in 1777.

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‘The Prayer at Valley Forge’ by Arnold Friberg.

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Charles Dickens’ novel "A Christmas Carol" was first published in England on this day in 1843.

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Charles John Huffam Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870)
 
 

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Apollo 17
splashed down in the Pacific on this day in 1972, ending
the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.

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On this day in 1957, "The Music Man" opened on Broadway.

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Robert Preston Meservey  (June 8, 1918 – March 21, 1987)

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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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British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern
sign the Good Friday Agreement on this day in 1998.

The Good Friday Agreement brought to an end the 30 years of sectarian conflict
in Northern Ireland known as ‘The Troubles’.

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The novel’s first publication was on this day in 1925.

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
(September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940)

Fitzgerald died of a heart attack before he could complete The
Last Tycoon
. His manuscript, which included extensive notes for
the unwritten part of the novel’s story, was edited by his friend,
the literary critic Edmund Wilson, and published in 1941.

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