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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Gaius Julius Caesar, born on this day in 100 B.C.

Caesar was a Roman politician, general, and notable author of Latin prose. He
played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic
and the rise of the Roman Empire.

         

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Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin announced
his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party on
this day in 1990.

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Henry David Thoreau (July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)

Thoreau was an American essayist, poet, philosopher,
abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic,
surveyor, and historian. A leading transcendentalist,
Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection
upon simple living in natural surroundings, and an essay
on "Civil Disobedience"

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George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932)

Eastman was an American entrepreneur who founded the Eastman Kodak 
Company and popularized the use of roll film.

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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II
(July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960)

Hammerstein was an American librettist, theatrical producer,
and theatre director of musicals for almost forty years. He
won eight Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for Best
Original Song
. Oscar Hammerstein is best known for his
collaborations with Richard Rodgers, which include Oklahoma!
(1943)’, Carousel
(1943), South Pacific (1949), The King and I,
(1951), and The Sound of Music (1959).

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PAST SIGNIFICANT NEWS EVENTS

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Battle of the Little Bighorn began on this day in 1876, when the US 7th
Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped
out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs
Crazy Horse and
Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as "Custer’s Last
Stand."

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John Dean began his testimony before the Senate Watergate
Committee on this day in 1973.

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau (June 11, 1910 – June 25, 1997)


Jaques Cousteau was a
French naval officer, explorer, conservationist,
filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who
studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the
Aqua-
lung
and pioneered marine conservation.

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COVER PHOTO TAKEN ON THIS DAY IN 1967

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The album cover of the
Beatles‘ "Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club
Band
" was staged and photographed on this day. The concept for
the cover was called "people we like” and was created by Jann
Haworth and Peter Blake. They won the Grammy Award for Best
Album Cover, Graphic Arts in 1967 for their work.

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A CLOSE ENCOUNTER ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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Mariner 10 was a robotic space probe launched by NASA on November 3,
1973, to fly by the planets Mercury and Venus. The spacecraft flew past
Mercury three times with the first encounter taking place on March 29,
1974 (below). Mariner 10 was deactivated March 24, 1975.

 



Mercury in black and white.


Artists’ impression of the Mariner 10 mission.

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Tim maguire
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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