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Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke on this day in
2006 and lapsed into a coma which lasted eight years and ended
in his death at age 85.   
        
        
       
        
        
       
Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon after reading statement to the press during the closing moments of the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan Jun 4, 2003. White House photo by Paul Morse

From left: Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, President
George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during
the closing moments of the Red Sea Summit in Aqaba, Jordan
Jun 4, 2003.

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Louis Braille ( January 4, 1809 – January 6, 1852)


Braille was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and
writing for use by the
blind. His system remains virtually unchanged to
this day, and is known worldwide simply as
braille. He had been blind
in both eyes as a result of an early childhood accident.

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Former professional wrestler Jesse Ventura, with wife Terry, was
sworn in as
Minnesota’s
38th governor (1999 to 2003) on this day
in 1999.

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Jesse Ventura (James George Janos) turned 66 July 15.

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       Jesse "The Body" Ventura.

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It was on this day in 1965.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas" by Clement C. Moore (" ‘Twas
the night before Christmas…") was first published on this day in
1823.

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Clement Clarke Moore

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Former Japanese premier Hideki Tojo and six other Japanese
war leaders were executed in Tokyo on this day in 1948. They
had been found guilty of crimes against humanity.
        

        
        
        
       

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The Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. Founder of The Mormon Church (LDS) 
was born on this day in 1805.

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Joseph Smith’s first vision.

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The crew of the
U.S. Navy ship, Pueblo, was released by North Korea
on this day in 1968. The Captain of the Pueblo, Commander Lloyd M. Bucher, and 82 of his crew were held for 11 months after the ship
was seized by North Korea because of suspected spying by the U.S.

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Commander Lloyd M. Bucher

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Cmdr. Lloyd M. Bucher, skipper of the USS Pueblo (2nd from right)
says goodbye to Gen. Charles H. Bonesteel III, commander in chief
of the United Nations Command in Korea, as Pueblo crew members applaud at Kimpo Air Base, South Korea.         
  
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
     
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On this day in 1986, the experimental airplane Voyager, piloted by
Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, completed the first non-stop, around-
the-world flight without refueling as it landed safely at Edwards Air
Force Base in
California.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1992, Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced they are separating.

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Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade,"
was published in England on this day in 1854.

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Solidarity Union leader Lech Walesa won Poland’s first direct
presidential election in the country’s history on this day in 1990.

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Lech Wałęsa turned 74 in September.

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Kirk Douglas in Spartacus 1960.

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Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch) is 101 years old today.

Actor, producer, director, and author Kirk Douglas is one of the
last living people of the film industry’s
Golden Age. During his
career he appeared in more than 90 movies. He has received
three
Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime
Achievement, and the
Presidential Medal of Freedom. As an
author, he has written ten novels and memoirs. Currently, he
is No. 17 on the
American Film Institute‘s list of the greatest
male screen legends of classic Hollywood cinema
.

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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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                Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)

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                              Published originally in January 1845.

 

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The first class of baseball “Hall of Famers” was comprised of 
Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson and
Walter Johnson.

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