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The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) began an oil-
embargo against several countries including the
U.S. and Great Britain
on this day in 1973. The incident stemmed from Western support of
Israel when Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on October 6, 1973. It
lasted until March of 1974.

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American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. on this day in 1777. It
was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.

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An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San Francisco Bay
area in
California on this day in 1989. The quake caused about 67 deaths,
3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.

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Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and was sentenced to 11
years in prison on this day in 1931. He was released in 1939.

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Arthur Miller on a trip with his wife,
actress Marilyn Monroe.

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PLAY OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? won both the 1963 Tony
Award
for Best Play and the 1962–63 New York Drama
Critics’ Circle
Award for Best Play. It is frequently revived
on the modern stage. The
film adaptation was released in
1966.

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Playwright Edward Franklin Albee III 
(March 12, 1928 – September 16, 2016)

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard M. Nixon
and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago,
IL on this day in 1960.

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On this day in 1980, the Cuban government abruptly closed Mariel Harbor to
end the freedom flotilla of Cuban refugees that began the previous April.

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On this day in 1957, the musical "West Side Story" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway.
 

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George Jacob Gershwin (September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937)

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Gershwin’s compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most
popular melodies are widely known. Among his best-known works are
the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American
in Paris
(1928) as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).

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Thomas Stearns Eliot (September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965)
 

T.S. Eliot was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social
critic, and "one of the twentieth century’s major poets".
  Eliot attracted
widespread attention for his poem "
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
(1915), which was seen as a masterpiece of the
Modernist movement.

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ACTOR SAM SHEPARD HAS DIED AT 73

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At age 21.

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Samuel Shepard Rogers III (November 5, 1943 – July 27, 2017)

(FoxNews) – It was learned today, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and actor
Sam Shepard, died at his Kentucky home Thursday, July 27th.

A family spokesperson said the Oscar-nominated actor and celebrated author
whose plays chronicled the explosive fault lines of family and masculinity in
the American West, died from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease,
or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.


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On this day in 1948, U.S. President Truman signed executive orders
that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

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Fidel Castro began his revolt on this day in 1953 against Fulgencio Batista with
an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. Castro eventually
ousted Batista six years later.

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Formerly the Moncada Army Barracks (above) now a school and
museum in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

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It was on this day in 1952.

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Born on this day in 1856.

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Sir Michael Philip Jagger is 74 years old today.

Mick Jagger is one of the most influential figures in the history of rock and roll
as frontman of The Rolling Stones. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame with the Stones in 1989. He met future Rolling Stones guitarist
Keith Richards in primary school. He initially intended on going into politics
or economics. In 2003, he was knighted.

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Mick Jagger has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone
magazine over twenty times since 1968.

 

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