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On this day in 1859, Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the federal
arsenal at Harper’s Ferry,
VA
(now located in West Virginia). He was
hoping to instigate a wider slave rebellion.

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"John Brown’s Fort" at Harpers Ferry.

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John Brown (May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859)

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On this day in 1987, Rescuers freed Jessica McClure from the
abandoned well that she had fallen into in Midland,
TX. She
was trapped for 58 hours.

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Jessica McClure Morales turned 32 on March 26.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1945, the U.S. B-29 bomber, known as the Enola Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb
named "Little Boy"(pictured below) was dropped over the center
of Hiroshima, Japan. An estimated 140,000 people were killed.

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The above August 6, 1945 file photos shows the destruction from the atomic bomb explosion on Hiroshima, Japan.

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The Voting Rights Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson 
on this day in 1965.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr. at the
Capitol after the signing of the Voting Rights Act.

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Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Enrico Antonio Maria Montini)

Pope Paul VI reigned from 21 June 1963 to his death in 1978 at age 80.

                          Paul VI's coat of arms

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Sir Alexander Fleming  (6 August 1881 – 11 March 1955) He died
in London of a heart attack.

Fleming was a Scottish physician, microbiologist, and pharmacologist. His
best-known discoveries are the
enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the world’s
first
antibiotic substance benzylpenicillin (Penicillin G) from the mold
Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the
Nobel Prize in
Physiology or Medicine
in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris
Chain
. Modern antibiotics are tested using a method similar to Fleming’s
discovery.

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On this day in 1997, Timothy McVeigh, a former U.S. Army soldier, 
was convicted on 15 counts of murder and conspiracy for his role
in the 1995 terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal
Building in Oklahoma City
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Elizabeth was crowned queen of England at Westminster Abbey on
this day in 1953.

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Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) turned 92 in April.

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On this day in 1979, Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on
the first visit by a pope to a Communist country. The Pope is shown
kissing Polish ground upon his first return to his country.

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It was on this day in 1941.

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On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig delivered his famed "Luckiest Man"
speech in front of a sold out crowd in Yankee Stadium.

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Babe Ruth attends the open casket funeral of Lou Gehrig on June
4, 1941.

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Henry Louis Gehrig (born "Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig")
(June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941)

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On this day in 1980, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupts, causing
a massive avalanche and killing 57 people on this day in 1980. Ash
from the volcanic eruption fell as far away as Minnesota. Seismic
activity at Mount St. Helens, which is 96 miles south of Seattle,
began on March 16.

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USGS geologist Don Swanson (in red) and his colleague, Jim
Moore, view a car filled with ash deposits from the eruption of
Mount St. Helens.

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On this day in 1896, the U.S. Supreme court upheld the "separate but equal" policy in the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision. The ruling was overturned 58 years later with Brown vs. Board of Education.


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Pope Saint John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła)
(May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005)

Pope John Paul was the second longest-serving pope
in history who was the leader of the Catholic Church
from 1978 to 2005. He was one of the most influential
leaders of the 20th century who worked to bring Jews,
Christians, and Muslims together. He was canonized
as a Saint in April of 2014.

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Frank Russell Capra (Francesco Rosario Capra)
(May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991)

Capra became one of America’s most influential directors during
the 1930s, winning three
Oscars from his six nominations as 
Best Director, along with three other Oscar wins from nine
nominations in other categories. Among his leading films
were It Happened One Night (1934), You Can’t Take It with You
(1938), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington(1939);
Capra was
nominated as Best Director and as producer for Academy
Award for Best Picture on all three films, winning both
awards on the first two.


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On this day in 2003, "Les Miserables" closed after 6,680 shows and
16 years on Broadway.

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Les Misérables has been voted the greatest musical of all time in
a public poll conducted by a new online radio station dedicated
to musical theatre.

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Stevland Hardaway Morris (Judkins) is 68 years old today. He was
born in
Saginaw
, MI.

Motown prodigy and multi-instrumentalist who broke the record for Grammy Awards held by a solo artist with twenty-two titles and released over thirty
top ten hits during his career. He signed with Motown Records when he was
eleven years old. Stevie Wonder released the hit song "Fingertips (Pt. 2)"
when he was thirteen.

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