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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1951, President Harry S.Truman (above) addressed the 
Nation to announce the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur as 
head of United Nations forces in Korea.

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From left: President Harry S.Truman shakes hands with General
Douglas MacArthur at the Wake Island Conference in 1950.

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Napoleon was forced to abdicate his throne on this day in 1814. The allied European nations had marched into Paris on March 30,

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During World War II on this day in 1945, American soldiers liberated
the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in Germany.

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A group of survivors in Buchenwald at liberation.

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Free Inmates of the concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany, march to receive treatment at an American hospital after
the camp was liberated.

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On this day in 1979, Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda
as rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seized control.

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On this day in 1970, Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission to the moon
that was disrupted when an explosion crippled the spacecraft. The astronauts did return safely.

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From left to right are mission commander Jim Lovell, command
module pilot John Swigert and lunar module pilot Fred W. Haise.

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The crewmembers of Apollo 13 step aboard the USS Iwo Jima
following splashdown and recovery operations in the south
Pacific Ocean on April 17, 1970.

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PRESIDENT REAGAN WITH DONALD TRUMP

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According to the Reagan Library, this photograph of President 
Ronald Reagan shaking hands with a young Donald Trump 
was taken at the White House on November 3, 1987 during a 
reception for members of the “Friends of Art and Preservation
in Embassies” Foundation held in the Blue Room.
 

 


 


        
       

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MIKE GRACIA

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Hubert Horatio Humphrey Jr. (May 27, 1911 – January 13, 1978)

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Japanese Chief Government Spokesman Koichi Kato issues an
official apology concerning World War ll sex slaves.

On this day in 1992, Japan apologized for forcing tens of thousands of Korean
women to serve as sex slaves or “comfort girls”, as they were called, for the 
Japanese soldiers during World War II. He said, "We cannot deny that the
former Japanese army played a role" in abducting and detaining the "comfort
girls," and "We would like to express our apologies and contrition".


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L. Douglas Wilder of
Virginia, the nation’s first elected black
governor, took the oath of office in Richmond on this day in 
1990.


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Lawrence Douglas Wilder will turn 87 on January 17.

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Emile Zola’s "J’accuse" was published in Paris on this day in 1898.

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Stephen Collins Foster
  (July 4, 1826 – January 13, 1864)

Foster is known as "the father of American music", was an American
songwriter known primarily for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster
wrote over 200 songs; among his best-known are "Oh! Susanna",
"Camptown Races", "My Old Kentucky Home", and "Beautiful
Dreamer
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MIKE GRACIA

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Americans on this day in 1789, voted for the electors that would
choose George Washington to be the first United States president.

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George Washington accepted the wish of the American people for
him to be their first president. No one campaigned for the office.

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United States President Bill Clinton went on trial before the Senate
on this day in 1999. It was only the second time in
U.S. history that
an impeached president had gone to trial. Clinton was later
acquitted of perjury and obstruction of justice charges.

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President Bill Clinton tells America, “I did not have sexual relations
with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. These allegations are false”.

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President Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

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On this day in 1979, Vietnamese forces captured the Cambodian
capital of Phnom Penh, overthrowing the government of Khmer
Rouge.    

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Phnom Penh just after the overthrow by Vietnamese forces.

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Japanese Emperor Hirohito died on this day in 1989. His son, Crown
Prince Akihito (below) became emperor.

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Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924)

Wilson served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921
as a member of the
Democratic Party.

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On this day in 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president
of the
United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Jackson.

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn published "Gulag Archipelago,"
an expose of the Soviet prison system on this day in
1973.

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Solzhenitsyn bravely wrote about the brutality of Stalin’s network
of gulags.

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The musical "On the Town" opened in New York City on
this day in 1944 and ran for 462 performances. It featured
the song,
"New York, New York." It was made into a film
in 1949.

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Denzel Hayes Washington Jr. is 63 today.

Popular actor Denzel Washington won an Academy Award
for Best Actor for his role in the 2001 film
Training Day.

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