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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE


It was on this day in 1968 when a South Carolina civil rights protest
turned deadly.

White Law Enforcement Takes Aim at Black Students

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Businessman William Dickson Boyce (1858 – 1929)
incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on this day
in 1910. According to Scouting magazine, Boyce was
completely lost in a thick London fog in 1909 when a
boy came up to him and led him to where he wanted
to go.

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William D. Boyce Memorial – Ottawa, IL.

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Today is National Boy Scouts Day.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Explosion: The shuttle came apart and left flaming contrails across the sky minutes after re-entry

On this day in 2003, NASA’s space shuttle Columbia exploded while
re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere. All seven astronauts on board
were killed.

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Helmet found in a field after the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

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Memorial at the Columbia Debris Site.

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During the Vietnam War on this day in 1968, South Vietnamese
National Police Chief Brig. Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executed a
Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head. The scene was
captured in a news photograph shown above.

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Vietcong officer Nguyen Van Lem minutes prior to his execution.

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A RECAP OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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DAVID MELENDY

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Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers on
this day in1991. The scene was captured on amateur video.

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The deadly L.A. rioting began almost immediately after jurors set the above officers, involved in the Rodney King beating, free on April 29,
1992.

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Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922)

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer,
and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical
telephone
and founding the
American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T)
in 1885.

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Alexander Graham Bell places the first New York to Chicago call in
1892.

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The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was
adopted as the American national anthem on this day in 1931. The
song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."

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The first issue of Time magazine was published on this day in
1923 and featured Speaker Joseph G. Cannon on the cover. The
magazine was founded and originally run by Henry Luce (below).

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Henry Robinson Luce
(April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967)

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Steve Fossett Completed his solo Around The World Flight without
refueling on this day in 2005.


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James Stephen “Steve” Fossett
(April 22, 1944 – c. September 3, 2007)


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MODEL FOR MOVIE COPS HAS DIED AT 86

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David Ramon "Dave" Toschi

(July 11, 1931 – January 6, 2018)

Dave Toschi, the lead detective in San Francisco’s unsolved
Zodiac serial-killer case of the 1960s and ‘70s, and who
served as the model for Harry Callahan, Clint Eastwood’s
"Dirty Harry" movie character, has died. 

His daughter said Toschi died Saturday at his home in San
Francisco after a prolonged illness.

Toschi’s stylish detective work immediately caught the eye of
Hollywood, with Steve McQueen basing his character in the
1968 film “Bullitt” after him. (FoxNews)

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Toschi received a full portrayal by actor Mark Ruffalo (above)
in the 2007 movie “Zodiac,” based on the killings.

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Clint Eastwood in “Dirty Harry”, 1971.

Bullitt [DVD] [1968] - Front_Standard
1968

 

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K-9 MEMORIAL DEDICATED

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The Portland Police Canine Memorial Statue that was Dedicated
Saturday.

 

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Argos End of Watch June 5,1987.                            Mick

 

The Portland, Oregon Police Bureau’s Canine Unit hosted an open house
and dedication ceremony for the newly created Canine Memorial, located
in front of the Canine Unit office and public safety building at 4735 East
Burnside Street, formerly Southeast Precinct. 

The memorial project was made possible through countless hours of 
work by local artist Richard A. Moore III, as well as many donors, such
as the Portland Police Historical Society and Adventist Credit Union,
following the tragic shooting death of Portland Police K-9 Mick (above)
in 2014.
 

  
  
 

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