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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Israel and Palestine signed their first major agreement on this day in 1993. Palestine was granted limited self-government in the Gaza
Strip and in Jericho.

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On this day in 2005, President George W. Bush took responsibility
for the Federal response to Hurricane Katrina.

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President George W. Bush meets with Hurricane Katrina victims in
Biloxi, Miss.

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In New York on this day in 1971, National Guardsmen stormed the
Attica Correctional Facility and put an end to the four-day revolt. A
total of 43 people were killed in the final assault. A committee was organized to investigate the riot on September 30, 1971.

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George Corley Wallace Jr.
(August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998)

Wallace was the 45th Governor of Alabama, having served two
nonconsecutive terms and two consecutive terms. He survived
an assassination attempt in in 1972, but remained wheelchair-
bound until his death from a bacterial infection..

During his final years, Wallace publicly recanted his segregationist
views and asked for forgiveness from African Americans.

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Hungary gave permission to thousands of East German refugees
and visitors to immigrate to West Germany on this day in 1989.

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On this day in 1935.

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Huey Pierce Long Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935)

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On this day in 1846, Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.

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On this day in 1955, the TV series "Gunsmoke" premiered on CBS.

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José Feliciano (
José Montserrate Feliciano García) is 72 years old
today.

Puerto Rican born singer and songwriter José Feliciano is best known for
many international hits, including his rendition of
The Doors‘ "Light My Fire"
and the best-selling
Christmas single, "Feliz Navidad". He has released many albums over the years in both English and Spanish.

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President Gerald Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Richard Nixon on this day in 1974.   

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It began on this day in 1941.

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The Dutch surrendered New Amsterdam to the British, who then
renamed it New York on this day in 1664.
 

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NBC-TV aired the first episode of "Star Trek" entitled "The Man Trap"
on this day in 1966. The show was canceled on September 2, 1969.

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Isaac Sidney "Sid" Caesar
(September 8, 1922 – February 12, 2014)

Comic actor and writer Sid Caesar is best known for
two pioneering 1950s live NBC television series:
Your
Show of Shows
, which was a 90-minute weekly show
watched by 60 million people, and its successor,

Caesar’s Hour, both influenced later generations of
comedians.

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The comedy team of Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca.

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FAMOUS SPEECH ON THIS DAY IN 1901

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Theodore Roosevelt, then Vice President, said "Speak softly
and carry a big stick" in a speech delivered at the Minnesota
State Fair (below).

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On this day in 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have
a Dream" speech at a civil rights rally in Washington,
D.C. where
more than 200,000 people attended.

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It was on this day in 1968.

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Emmett Till was a 14-year-old
African-American who was lynched in Mississippi after offending a white woman in a grocery store on this
day in 1955.

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Emmett Louis Till  (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955)

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A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Prince Charles
and Princess Diana on this day in 1996. This made the
end of the couples 15-year marriage official.


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