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ED DANAHUE

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It was on this day in 1975.

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On this day in 1965, U.S. President Johnson (center) signed into law Social Security Act that established Medicare and Medicaid. It went
into effect the following year. Former President Harry S. Truman
is seated on the right. 

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A photo of Truman’s application form.

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Black Tom pier shortly after the explosion.

The Black Tom explosion on July 30, 1916, in Jersey City, New Jersey, was an
act of
sabotage by German agents to destroy American-made munitions that
were to be supplied to the
Allies in World War I.

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The USS Indianapolis was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on
this day in 1945. The ship had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian. Only 316 out
of 1,196 men aboard survived the attack.

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A rescuer's memories shed light on the USS Indianapolis (CA-35), and the shark-infested nightmare the crew endured.
An artists illustration of the attack on The USS Indianapolis.

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Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947)

Henry Ford was an American industrialist and a business
magnate
, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, and the
sponsor of the development of the
assembly line technique
of
mass production.

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Henry Ford with a Model T in Buffalo, New York, in 1921.

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Actor Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is 71 years old today.

Bodybuilder, actor, and politician who served as the governor of California
from 2003 to 2011. His best known films include
Conan the Barbarian (1982) 
Predator (1987) The Terminator series (beginning in 1984) and Total Recall
(1990). In 1996 he portrayed Howard Langston in the holiday comedy film 
Jingle All the Way.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Roman Emperor Gaius Julius Caesar (July 12, 100 BC – March 15, 44 BC)

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On this day in 1984, Democratic presidential candidate Walter F.
Mondale named U.S. Rep. Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be
his running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to run for vice
president on a major party ticket.

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Russian republic president Boris N. Yeltsin (above) announced
his resignation from the the Soviet Communist Party on this day
in 1990.


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George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932)


George Eastman was an American entrepreneur who
founded the
Eastman Kodak Company and popularized
the use of
roll film, helping to bring photography to the
mainstream.

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George Eastman taking pictures with his Kodak
camera, 1926.

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Oscar Greeley Clendenning Hammerstein II 
(July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960)

Oscar Hammerstein was an American music writer,
theatrical producer, and (usually uncredited) theatre
director of musicals for almost forty years. He won
eight
Tony Awards and two Academy Awards for
Best Original Song
.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1950, two days after North Korea invaded South Korea, U.S. President Harry Truman ordered the Air Force and Navy into the
Korean conflict. The United Nations Security Council had asked for member nations to help South Korea repel an invasion from the
North.

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On this day in 1973, former White House counsel John W. Dean told
the Senate Watergate Committee about an "enemies list" that was
kept by the Nixon White House.

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Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994)

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Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City’s Greenwich Village, clashed with police on this day in 1969. This incident is considered to be the birth of the homosexual rights movement.

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It was on this day in 2001.

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John Uhler Lemmon III
(February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001)

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The Glengarry leads.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston on this day in 1775.

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Kathryn Elizabeth Smith  (May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986)

Known as The First Lady of Radio, Kate Smith was a singer best known
for her rendition of
Irving Berlin‘s "God Bless America".

In her later years, Smith was impaired by diabetes. In 1976, she suffered
brain damage after slipping into a
diabetic coma. In January 1986, Kate’s
right leg was amputated due to poor circulation caused by diabetes. Five
months later, she underwent a
mastectomy. On June 17, 1986, Smith died
of
respiratory arrest at Raleigh Community Hospital in Raleigh at the age
of 79.


Statue of Kate Smith in Philadelphia, PA.

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President Andrew Johnson was acquitted during the Senate impeachment, by one vote on this day in 1868.

     
An illistration of President Johnson’s impeachment trial in the
Senate, published in Harper’s Weekly.

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The first Academy Awards were held in Hollywood on this day in
1929.

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William C Demille, President Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts
And Sciences hands an Oscar to Mary Pickford (with Warner Baxter
and Hans Kraly looking on) at the first ceremony.

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)

Henry Fonda was a film and stage actor with a career spanning
five decades. Fonda made his mark early as a
Broadway actor.

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Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn in their
Oscar-winning roles in "On Golden Pond"
(1981).

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Singer, dancer, actor and comedian Sammy Davis, JR. 
was noted for his
impressions of actors, musicians and
other celebrities. At the age of three, Davis began his
career in
vaudeville with his father, Sammy Davis Sr.
and the
Will Mastin Trio.

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James Maury Henson  (September 24, 1936 – May 16, 1990)

Jim Henson was a puppeteer, artist, cartoonist, inventor, screenwriter,
and filmmaker who achieved international fame as the creator of
the
Muppets
. He died of toxic shock syndrome at age 53.

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