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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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During World War II on this day in 1942, naval battle of Guadalcanal
began between Japanese and American forces. The battle ended on
February 9, 1943 with the U.S. winning a major victory.
 

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U.S. Marines, with full battle gear, charge ashore on Guadalcanal
Island.

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The Washington opens fire on the Kirishima, November 15, 1942
during the Battle of Guadalcanal: painting by Lt. Dwight Shepler,
USNR.

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Neil Percival Young is 73 years old today.

Young a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. After embarking on
a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed
Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others.

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Actress Daryl Hannah and Neil Young were married in August in
a top-secret ceremony near San Luis Obispo, California. They 
had been dating since 2014.

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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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The British Parliament enacted The Stamp Act in the American
colonies on this day in 1765. The act was repealed in March of
1766 on the same day that the Parliament passed the Declaratory
Acts which asserted that the British government had free and
total legislative power of the colonies.

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On this day in 1952, the United States exploded the first hydrogen
bomb on Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1971, United States President Nixon announced he
would visit the People’s Republic of China to seek a "normalization
of relations."

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President Nixon (left) shakes hands with Premier Chou En-lai of the People’s Republic of China.

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Fashion Designer Gianni Versace was slain on this day in 1997.       

    
    
    
   
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The suspect in the murder of Versace.

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Blood on the steps of Gianni Versace’s Ocean Drive mansion in
Miami Beach.

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In Seattle, WA, on this day in 1916, Pacific Aero Products was
incorporated by William Boeing. The aviation giant was later 
renamed Boeing Co.         

        
    
    
    
   
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Famous Dutch artist Rembrandt van Rijn was born on this
day in 1606.

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PAINTING SETS WORLD AUCTION RECORD

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The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s.

(Fox News) – A painting by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that
depicts Jesus Christ holding an orb sold for a world record $450.3 million at
Christie’s auction house in New York Wednesday night.

The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of
fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private
hands. The buyer was not immediately identified.

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) 
    
   

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