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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The Soviet Union, on this day in 1962, exchanged capture American
U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (above) for the Soviet spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abel (below) being held by the
U.S.

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Alleged Russian spy Rudolf Abel (right) steps down from a patrol
wagon.


The Glienicke bridge just after the Powers swap.

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Francis Gary Powers with his U-2 Reconnaissance Aircraft.

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On this day in 1992, Mike Tyson (in handcuffs) was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, Miss Black American contestant.

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Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" opened at the
Morocco Theatre in New York City on this day in 1949.

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Left: Mildred Dunnock, Arthur Kennedy, Cameron Mitchell  and 
Lee J. Cobb in a scene from "Death Of A Salesman".

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Arthur Asher Miller
(October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005)

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws
that had been restricting abortions during the first six months of pregnancy. The case (Roe vs. Wade) legalized abortion.

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On this day in 1973.

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On this day in 1998, Theodore Kaczynski pled guilty to federal
charges for his role as the Unabomber. He agreed to life in prison
without parole.

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Queen Victoria of England died on this day in 1901, after reigning
for nearly 64 years. Edward VII, her son (below), succeeded her.

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The Arthur Miller drama "The Crucible" opened on Broadway
on this day in 1953.

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On this day in 1968, "Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In", debuted on NBC - 
TV.

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Dan Rowan and Dick Martin.

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Announcer, Gary Owens

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1979, Soviet forces seized control of Afghanistan
and Babrak Karmal succeeded President Hafizullah Amin, who
was overthrown and executed. 

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On this day in 1831, Charles Darwin set out on a voyage to the Pacific aboard the HMS Beagle (above). Darwin’s discoveries during the trip 
helped him form the basis of his theories on evolution.

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NYC is home to the largest movie theater in the world: Radio
City Music Hall. It opened in Rockefeller Center on this day
1932.

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James Barrie’s play "Peter Pan" premiered in London on this day
in 1904.

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Sir James Matthew Barrie (May 9, 1860 – June 19, 1937)

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Under the Indian Ocean, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake sent 500-mph
waves across the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal on this day in
2004. The tsunami killed at least 283,000 people in a dozen
countries, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Sumatra, Thailand
and India.

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Six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey was found beaten and strangled to death in the basement of her family’s home in Boulder,
CO on this day in 1996.

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On this day in 1941, Winston Churchill became the first British prime minister to address a joint meeting of the
U.S. Congress.

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Tennessee Williams’ play "The Glass Menagerie"
was first performed publicly, at the Civic Theatre
in Chicago,
IL. on this day in 1944.

Anthony Ross, Laurette Taylor, Eddie Dowling and Julie Haydon in
the Broadway production of “The Glass Menagerie”.

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Harry S. Truman
(May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972)

Truman served as the 33rd President of the United States (1945–1953),
taking the office upon the death of
Franklin D. Roosevelt.

On December 5, 1972, Truman was admitted to Kansas City’s
Research
Hospital and
Medical Center
with lung congestion from pneumonia. He
developed multiple organ failure and died at 7:50 am on December 26
at the age of 88.

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Although one paper decided early that Dewey won, Truman was victorious, November 4, 1948.

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JOHN BELMONT

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On this day in 1967. in Cape Town, South Africa, a team of surgeons headed by Dr. Christian Barnard, performed the first human heart transplant on Louis Washkansky. He only lived 18 days.

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In Bhopal, India on this day in 1984, more than 2,000 people were
killed after a cloud of poisonous gas escaped from a pesticide
plant. The plant was operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary.

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It was on this day in 1964.

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“A Streetcar Named Desire” is a 1947 play written by American playwright Tennessee Williams that received the Pulitzer Prize
for Drama in 1948. The play opened on Broadway on December
3, 1947, and closed on December 17, 1949, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

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Marlon Brando

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Ozzy in 1974.


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John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne is 69 years old today.

Rock ‘n’ roll performer Ozzy Osbourne gained fame as the lead singer of Black
Sabbath
and became known as the Prince of Darkness and the Godfather of
Heavy Metal. 

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