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On this day in 1998, President Clinton admitted to having an
improper relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a White House
intern.

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The Klondike gold rush was set off by George Carmack (below) who
discovered gold on Rabbit Creek in
Alaska
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George Washington Carmack,
from California.

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Robert Fulton’s "North River Steam Boat" (known as the "Clermont") began heading up New York’s Hudson River on its successful round-
trip to Albany on this day in 1807
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Robert Fulton 
(11-14-1765 – 2-24-1815

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It happened on this day in 1987.

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Rudolf Walter Richard Hess 
(April 26, 1894 – August 17, 1987) 


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Robert Anthony De Niro is 74 years old today.

Legendary actor Robert De Niro won an Academy Award for Best Actor for
his role as
Jake LaMotta in the 1980 boxing film Raging Bull and an Academy
Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vito Corleone in the 1974
classic The Godfather Part II.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1974, President Nixon announced that he would
resign the following day.

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It was on this day in 1942.

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Dustin Lee Hoffman is 80 years old today.

Famous method actor Dustin Hoffman won the Academy Award for Best
Actor for Kramer vs. Kramer in 1979 and Rain Man in 1988. He had his
breakthrough role as Benjamin Braddock in the 1967 classic The Graduate.

He began his acting career at the Pasadena Playhouse with his roommate
and fellow actor Gene Hackman. 

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The space probe Ranger 7 transmitted pictures of the moon’s
surface on this day in 1964.

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It was on this day in 1777.

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Sens. Thomas Eagleton (left) and George McGovern were chosen as their
parties candidates for vice president and president, respectively, at the
Democratic National Convention in 1972. Due to health issues and other
personal problems, Eagleton withdrew as McGovern’s running mate on
this day in 1972.

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J.K. Rowling (Joanne Rowling) is 52 years young today.

English-born author J.K. Rowling wrote the bestselling Harry Potter fantasy
books. Her first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
(1997), was followed by six equally popular installments, all of which were
made into feature films. She began writing as a child, creating stories about
a rabbit family for her younger sister’s enjoyment. 

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1948, U.S. President Truman signed executive orders
that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

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Fidel Castro began his revolt on this day in 1953 against Fulgencio Batista with
an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. Castro eventually
ousted Batista six years later.

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Formerly the Moncada Army Barracks (above) now a school and
museum in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

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It was on this day in 1952.

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Born on this day in 1856.

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Sir Michael Philip Jagger is 74 years old today.

Mick Jagger is one of the most influential figures in the history of rock and roll
as frontman of The Rolling Stones. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame with the Stones in 1989. He met future Rolling Stones guitarist
Keith Richards in primary school. He initially intended on going into politics
or economics. In 2003, he was knighted.

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Mick Jagger has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone
magazine over twenty times since 1968.

 

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The Women’s Rights Convention took place in Seneca Fall, NY.
where bloomers were introduced on this day in 1848.
 

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President Clinton (center) prepares to announce his new ‘Don’t
Ask, Don’t Tell’ policy on this day in 1993.

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It was on this day in 1969.

Lunar Orbit Insertion
Representation of the Apollo 11 spacecraft entering orbit around
the moon.


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The Summer Olympics – Moscow, Soviet Union, began
on this day in1980.

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A view of the 1980 Moscow Olympics opening ceremony.

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