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On this day in 1789, the French Revolution began when Parisians
stormed the Bastille prison and released seven prisoners inside.

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Outlaw “Billy The Kid” (William H. Bonney) was gunned
down by Sheriff Pat Garrett (below) on this day in 1881.

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Richard Benjamin Speck (December 6, 1941 – December 5, 1991)

Richard Speck murdered student nurses in Chicago (below) on the night’s
of July 13–14, 1966.

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Guarded by detectives, Corazon Amurao arrives at the courthouse in Peoria to testify as the state’s chief witness against mass murderer
Richard Speck on April 5, 1967.

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The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, and sent back photographs of the planet (below) on this day in 1965.

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Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967)

singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie was one of the most significant figures
in American folk music; his songs, including social justice songs, such
as "
This Land Is Your Land", have inspired several generations both
politically and musically. He wrote hundreds of political,
folk, and
children’s songs, along with
ballads and improvised works.

Guthrie died of complications of Huntington’s disease on October 3,
1967. By the time of his death, his work had been discovered by a
new audience, introduced to them through Dylan,
Pete Seeger,
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, his ex-wife Marjorie and other new members
of the folk revival, and his son
Arlo (below).

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Justin Whiting, an eBay shopper in Spalding, U.K., purchased an
authentic tintype photo thought to be the earliest known photo of
legendary outlaw Jesse James at the young age of 14. After the
image was authenticated by forensic experts, it may now be
worth thousands or even millions of dollars. The photo was
originally bought by Whiting (below) for $10 in July 2017.

Justin Whiting with his rare photo of Wild West outlaw Jesse James. See SWNS story SWJESSE; An eBay fan hit the jackpot when a photograph he picked up on the site for just seven pounds is now said to be worth a whopping two million. Justin Whiting, 45, was astonished when forensic experts confirmed his picture of infamous Wild West outlaw Jesse James was genuine and could sell for six figures. Single Justin, from Spalding, Lincs, said: “Anything is possible on eBay so I kept buying the odd photograph for a few quid, like other people would buy a lottery ticket. “I noticed the picture for sale - it was ten dollars. It was a bit blurry on the site but when I got it, it was a lot clearer.

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On this day in 1945, the 28th Regiment of the Fifth Marine Division of
U.S. Marines reached the top of Mount Surabachi. A photograph
of these Marines raising the American flag was taken by Associated
Press photographer Joe Rosenthal (below).

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Joe Rosenthal poses on top of Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima.

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Joseph John Rosenthal
(October 9, 1911 – August 20, 2006)

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During the Persian Gulf War on this day in 1991, ground forces
crossed the border of Saudi Arabia into the country of Iraq. Less
than four days later the war was over due to the surrender or
withdraw of Iraqi forces.

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Iraqi troops emerge from heavily protected bunker to surrender
to gun-toting Saudi soldiers.

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Scottish scientists cloned the first mammal, a sheep
called “Dolly”.

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From left: The comedy team of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

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At the Staples Center in Los Angeles on this day in 2000, Carlos
received a record-tying eight Grammy’s. Michael Jackson 
set the record back in 1984 when he won awards for "Thriller."

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The Cuban Missile Crisis began on October 14, 1962, bringing the United
States and the Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear conflict. Photographs
taken by a high-altitude U-2 spy plane (above) offered incontrovertible
evidence that Soviet-made medium-range missiles in Cuba—capable of
carrying nuclear warheads—were now stationed 90 miles off the
American coastline.

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U-2 Spy Plane

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On this day in 1957, nine black students attempt to attend
Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The situation
potentially violent and President Eisenhower sent in
the national Guard to escort the students to school.


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The Ford Motor Company began selling the Edsel on this day in
1957. The car was so unpopular that it was taken off the market
only two years.


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Los Angeles, CA, was founded by Spanish settlers on this day in
1781. The original name was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina
de Los Angeles de Porciuncula," which translates as "The Town of
the Queen of Angels."

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Statue depicting Governor Felipe de Neve, in Los Angeles Plaza.

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On this day in 1888, George Eastman registered the name "Kodak"
and patented his roll-film camera (below). The camera took 100 exposures per roll.

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The original Kodak camera, introduced by George Eastman.

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

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On this day in 1972, swimmer Mark Spitz captured his seventh
Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter medley relay event at
Munich, Germany. Spitz was the first Olympian to win seven
gold medals.

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Mark Andrew Spitz turned 67 on February 10.


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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is 36 today.

Beyoncé is a  former member of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child who
also became a widely successful solo artist. She has won a total of 22
Grammy Awards for songs such as "Single Ladies," "Drunk in Love"
and "Crazy in Love."  She won her first school talent show with her
rendition of "Imagine" by
John Lennon.

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