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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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The Pentagon reported the first of two North Vietnamese attacks on
U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin on this day in 1964. The attack sparks escalation of the Vietnam War.

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The guided missile destroyer USS McCormick is fired upon by North Vietnamese shore batteries.

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Iraq invaded the oil-rich country of Kuwait on this day in 1990. Iraq claimed that Kuwait had driven down oil prices when it exceeded
production quotas set by OPEC. Saddam Hussein became the
President of Iraq.

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Toppling the statue of Saddam Hussein during the invasion of Iraq.

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Lieutenant John F. Kennedy’s encounter with a Japanese destroyer
on the night of August 1, 1943, may be the most famous small-craft engagement in naval history. The vessel sank on this day in 1943.

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Future U.S. President Lieutenant John F. Kennedy aboard the PT-109.

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It was on this day in 1923.

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Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923)

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James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876)


The card hand held by Hickok at his death, now
widely known as the "
dead man’s hand".

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Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall
on this day in 1876.

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Jack McCall (1852 or 1853 – March 1, 1877) was
also known as "Crooked Nose" or "Broken Nose 
Jack".


Hickok’s star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his last speech just 24 hours
before he was assassinated.

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It was on this day in 1936 when Bruno Richard Hauptmann was
executed. 

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Aviator Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son, Charles Lindbergh, Jr.

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On this day in 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan, into law.

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Marlon Brando (1940) military school photo.

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Marlon Brando, Jr.
(April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON


James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876)


This Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver, on display in the  Buffalo Bill Museum, belonged to James B. "Wild Bill" Hickok.


1956

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Marlon Brando, Jr. (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004)

Brando’s mother was a theatre administrator who not
only inspired his career, but helped launch the career
of Henry Fonda. Marlon Brando was expelled from two
high schools, once for driving a motorcycle through the
halls. He was an advocate for Native American rights.

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Carlota Bradley

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