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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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TIM MAGUIRE

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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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