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

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Former Cuban political leader and communist revolutionary, Fidel
Castro (center).

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It was on this day in 1952.

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Eva María Duarte de Perón (May 7, 1919 – July 26, 1952)

Eva Perón was the wife of Argentine President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and
First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death from cancer in 1952. She
was 33.


Evita and Juan Perón in 1947.

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George Bernard Shaw (July 26, 1856 – November 2, 1950) 

Shaw was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political
activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics
extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote
more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man
and Superman
(1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan
(1923
).

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Sir Michael Philip Jagger is 75 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.

Rolling Stones performing on stage in Milwaukee,Wisconsin. From left: Charlie Watts on brown drum set, Ronie Wood wearing a purple jacket with black jeans playing a silver coloured guitar, Mick Jagger wearing black shirt and pants playing an orange/yellow guitar, Keith Richards with a green vest and black clothing playing an orange/yellow guitar (similar to Jagger's)
Mick Jagger with The Rolling Stones.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, was approved and signed by John Hancock, the
President of the Continental Congress in America on this day
in 1776.

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The U.S. Military Academy officially opened at West Point, NY. on
this day in 1802.

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Lou Gehrig retired from major league baseball on this day in 1939.

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Lou Gehrig’s gives his infamous retirement speech for the New York Yankees. It was one of the most memorable sports speeches of all
time.

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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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ED DANAHUE

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Noblemen in Russia murdered Gregory Rasputin on this day in 1916.

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The
U.S. Seventh Cavalry massacred over 400 men, women and
children at Wounded Knee Creek,
SD. on this day in 1890. This
was the last major conflict between Indians and
U.S. troops.

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President James Polk (above) signed legislation making Texas
the 28th state of the United States on this day in 1845.

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On this day in 1989, dissident playwright Vaclav Havel was elected president of Czechoslovakia by the country’s Federal Assembly. He
was the first non-Communist to hold the position in more than four decades.

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The first American Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) was organized, in Boston,
MA. on this day in 1851.

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death
inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.

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From left: Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone.

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Dan White

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On this day in 1973, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford 
as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew (below).

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From left: Gerald Ford and President Richard Nixon.

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French surgeons performed the world’s first face transplant on this
day in 2005. The patient, a 38-year-old woman, had been gravely disfigured by her dog, which had been trying to revive her after a
suicide attempt.

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Isabelle Dinoire’s first public appearance since her partial face transplant. 

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