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It was on this day in 1973.

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China’s Manchu dynasty was overthrown by revolutionaries under
Sun Yat-sen on this day in 1911.

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A plane carrying Palestinian terrorists who hijacked the cruise liner
Achille Lauro was ‘captured’ over Malta forced to land on this day
in 1985.



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

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Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi
(October 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901)
 

Verdi became one of the pre-eminent opera composers in
history. His 26 operas remain extremely popular today.

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An international military tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany,
found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes on this day
in 1946.

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The Berlin Airlift came to an end on this day in 1949. The airlift had taken
2.3 million tons of food into the western sector despite the Soviet blockade.

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African-American James Meredith James Meredith succeeded in registering
at the University of Mississippi on this day in 1962. It was his fourth attempt
to register.

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James Meredith is escorted by U.S. Marshals.

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James Howard Meredith turned 84 in June.

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The Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart opera The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflote)
premiered in Vienna, Austria on this day in 1791.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791)

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James Byron Dean
(February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

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President Gerald Ford announced a conditional amnesty program
for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War on this day
in 1974.

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President Gerald R. Ford.

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On this day in 1982, In west Beirut, the massacre of hundreds
of Palestinian men, women and children began in refugee
camps of the Lebanese Christian militiamen.

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A painting of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.

The Mexicans began a revolt against Spanish rule on this day in 1810.
 
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest of Spanish descent, declared Mexico’s independence from Spain in the small town of Dolores.

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B.B. King (Riley B. King)
(September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)

Legendary blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter B.B. King won a Grammy
Hall of Fame Award for his 1969 song "The Thrill is Gone." He grew up with
his grandmother because his mother was too poor to take care of him. His 
mother’s cousin gave him his first guitar.

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Tim maguire
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First LIFE magazine cover from 1936 with logo and photo
of Fort Peck Dam’s spillway by Margaret Bourke-White.

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Margaret Bourke-White
(June 14, 1904 – August 27, 1971)

Margaret Burke-White is best known as the first foreign photographer
permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry, the first American female 
war photojournalist, and the first female photographer for Henry Luce‘s 
Life
magazine.

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