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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured U.S.
U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (left) for the Soviet spy Rudolph
Ivanovich Abel (right) being held by the United States.
       

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The Glienicke bridge just after the Powers swap.

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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 1968, "Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In", debuted on NBC
television and aired until March 12, 1973. The program was ranked
number 42 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time
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Gary Owens, was the famous voice of “Laugh-In”.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ED DANAHUE

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On this is day in 1845, President James Polk and signed legislation making Texas the 28th state of the United States.


Boundaries of Texas after the annexation in 1845.

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Depiction of Anson Jones lowering Republic flag following
annexation by the United States.

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The U.S. and Texas flags at the Texas State Capitol.

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


A group of evangelicals from several Boston churches, led by retired sea
captain  and lay preacher Thomas Valentine Sullivan, founded the first
YMCA in the United States. Modeled on the original YMCA established in
London in 1844 by George Williams, this new organization offered a safe
gathering place, opportunities for socializing, bible-study classes and
prayer meetings.

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Thomas Valentine Sullivan                        George Williams

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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 more than 200,000 people in a dozen
countries, including Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Sumatra, Thailand and
India.


 

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On this day in 1996, 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. It was reported in September 2016
that the investigation into JonBenét’s death continues to be an
active homicide case, per Boulder Police Chief Greg Testa.


Patsy Ramsey and her husband John Ramsey, parents of JonBenet.


** FILE ** In a file Photo American John Mark Karr is pictured after his arrival at passenger lounge to board a flight to Los Angeles at Bangkok international airport in Bangkok, Thailand Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006. The former suspect in the JonBenet Ramsey killing left jail Thursday, OIct. 4, 2006, after a judge dismissed child pornography charges against him, saying prosecutors didn't have enough evidence to take the case to trial. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Dalziel)
John Mark Karr, 41, was being charged by police for child porn in
California when out of nowhere, he confessed to killing JonBenet,
but his DNA didn’t match the DNA found on JonBenet Ramsey,
and he wasn’t charged with her death.

 

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MIKE GRACIA

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

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Daniel James White.

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San Francisco got its first female mayor as City
Supervisor Dianne Feinstein (above) was named
to replace the assassinated George Moscone.

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

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Spiro Agnew resigns the vice presidency
amid accusations of income tax evasion.

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Vice President Gerald R. Ford (left) and President Richard M. Nixon.

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