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Thomas Edison perfected a workable electric light bulb on this
day in 1877. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it burned out.

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Thomas Alva Edison
(February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931)

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On this day in 1805, The Battle of Trafalgar occurred off the coast of Spain during the Napoleonic Wars. The British defeated the French
and Spanish fleet. It was the greatest battle in British naval history.

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British Admiral Horatio Nelson was shot and killed during battle.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
Admiral Horatio Nelson was one of
Great Britain’s greatest war heroes.

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On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his last speech
just 24 hours before he was assassinated. He spoke on… "I’ve Been
To The Mountaintop”.

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On this day in 1936, Richard Bruno Hauptmann was executed for
the kidnapping and death of the son of famous aviator Charles
Lindbergh and his wife Anne.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann
(November 26, 1899 – April 3, 1936)

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The Charles Lindbergh family.

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President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan to revive war-torn Europe on this day in 1948. It was $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.

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On this day in 1882, the outlaw Jesse James was shot in the
back and killed by Robert Ford for a $5,000 reward. There
was later controversy over whether it was actually Jesse
James that had been killed.

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Robert Newton Ford (January 31, 1862 – June 8, 1892)

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The first Pony Express riders left St. Joseph, MO for Sacramento,
CA. on this day in 1860. The trip across country took about 10
days. The Pony Express only lasted about a year and a half.

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Marlon Brando Jr.
(April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) He was born
in Omaha, Nebraska
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Marlon Brando portrayed powerful characters such as Don Vito in The
Godfather
(1972), Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954), and Colonel
Kurtz in
Apocalypse Now (1979). His performances in A Streetcar Named
Desire
(1951) earned him additional acclaim.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1792 ~

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President George Washington signed the Postal Service Act that
created the U.S. Post Office.

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The actual 1792 Postal Act.


                   

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1966, Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in his
second trial of charges he had murdered his pregnant wife, Marilyn,
in 1954.


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The
United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic
relations for the first time on this day in 1933.

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William Christian Bullitt, Jr. (January 25, 1891 – February 15, 1967)

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On this day in 2001, a second Anthrax letter found addressed to
Capitol Hill.



A hazmat team at the Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

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William Holden
(
William Franklin Beedle Jr.)  
(April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981)

According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s autopsy
report, Holden was alone and intoxicated in his apartment
in Santa Monica, California, on November 12, 1981, when
he slipped on a rug, severely lacerating his forehead on a 
bedside table, and bled to death. His body was found four
days later on this day in 1981.

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William Holden in The Wild Bunch (1969)

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The musical "The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway at the
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on this day in 1959.

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Thomas Edison invented a workable electric incandescent lamp on this day in
1879. It would last 13 1/2 hours before it would burn out.

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Anthrax scare claims first two U.S. Postal workers in Washington,
D.C. on this day in 2001.

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The Battle of Trafalgar occurred off the coast of Spain on this day in 1805. The British defeated the French and Spanish fleet.

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