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Communist East Germany opened its borders on this day in
1989, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany.

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On this day in 1938, Nazi troops and sympathizers destroyed and
looted 7,500 Jewish businesses, burned 267 synagogues, killed 91
Jews, and rounded up over 25,000 Jewish men in an event that
became known as Kristallnacht or "Night of Broken Glass."

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The great Northeast blackout occurred on this day in 1965, as
several states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power
failures lasting up to 13 1/2 hours.

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Dylan Marlais Thomas (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953)

Thomas came to be appreciated as a popular poet during his lifetime, though
he found earning a living as a writer difficult. He began augmenting his income
with reading tours and radio broadcasts.

At the post-mortem, the pathologist found three causes of death – pneumonia,
brain swelling and a fatty liver. Despite his heavy drinking his liver showed no
sign of cirrhosis. He was only 39.

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Arthur William Matthew "Art" Carney
(November 4, 1918 – November 9, 2003)

Actor in film, stage, television and radio, Art Carney is best known
for playing sewer worker Ed Norton opposite Jackie Gleason‘s Ralph
Kramden
in the CBS television sitcom The Honeymooners from 1955
to 1956. He won
the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in
Harry and Tonto (1974). Carney died in his sleep of natural causes
on November 9, 2003, 5 days after his 85th birthday, near his home
in Westbrook, Connecticut.

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Jackie Gleason, Art Carney, and Audey Meadows

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Art Carney as a department store Santa Clause in the
1960 Twilight Zone episode "Night of the Meek".
  

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1962,  U.S. Ambassador Adlai Stevenson (below) presented
photographic evidence to the United Nations Security Council. The photos 
were of Soviet missile bases in Cuba.

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Adlai Ewing Stevenson II 
(February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965)

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The U.N. General Assembly voted to expel Taiwan and admit mainland China
on this day in 1971.

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On this day in 1983, U.S. troops and soldiers from six Caribbean nations
invaded Grenada to restore order and provide protection to
U.S. citizens
after a recent coup within Grenada’s Communist (pro-Cuban) government.

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The Charge of the Light Brigade took place during the Crimean War on this
day in 1854. The British were winning the Battle of Balaclava when Lord
James Cardigan received an order to attack the Russians. He took his troops
into a valley and suffered 40 percent caualties. Later it was revealed that the
order was the result of confusion and was not given intentionally.

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Professional Golfer Payne Stewart was the U.S.Open champion in
1991 and 1999. His chartered jet lost pressurization shortly after
takeoff, then crashed several hours later. He was 42.

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Learjet 35 N47BA Prior to the crash in a field near Aberdeen, South
Dakota.

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Poet and author Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 – October 25, 1400) 

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1972.

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A secret service agent thwarts as assassination attempt on President Gerald
Ford on this date in 1975. He apparently spotted a loaded .45 caliber semi
automatic handgun in the hands of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme pointed
directly at the President when he reached out and wrestled it way from
her (below).

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 Jack Kerouac’s "On the Road" was first published on this day in
1957.

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Jack Kerouac (Jean-Louis Kérouac)
(March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969)

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Mother Teresa (Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu)
(August 26, 1910 – September 5, 1997)

Mother Teresa was known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of
Calcutta. A controversial figure
during her life and after her death,
Teresa was admired by many for her charitable work and was both 
praised and criticized for her
opposition to abortion.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Astronaut Ed White: First American Spacewalker on this day in
1965.

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Edward Higgins "Ed" White II
(November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967)

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It was on this day in 1989.

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The Duke and Duchess of Windsor after their wedding
at the Chateau de Cande near Tours, France, on this
day in 1937. 

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Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) Writer and poet

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