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It was on this day in 1994.

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On this day in 2000.

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Elián González turned 23 on December 6.

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Began on this day in 1889.

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John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson is 80 years old today.

Jack Nicholson was raised believing his maternal grandparents
were his parents and his mother was his sister. He did not find
out the truth until a TIME magazine journalist informed him in
1974. During high school, he was voted class clown and served
an entire year’s worth of afternoons in detention.

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Jack Nicholson as The Joker in 1989’s Batman.

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LONG-LOST LINCOLN LETTER UP FOR SALE

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A once lost letter written by Abraham Lincoln responding to accusations of getting
in the way of a corruption investigation, is worth more than $80,000 – and it is now
for sale. The letter was one of several that were left in an abandoned house and
lost for many years. It is dated Feb. 12, 1864 and was addressed to Secretary of
the Treasury Salmon Chase, who Lincoln believed was behind “all the mischief”
in an accusation that the nation’s 16th president was thwarting a congressional investigation of corruption.   

Nathan Raab, the principal at The Raab Collection said…“This is a remarkable
find, we have no doubt it will find an appreciative new home.”

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Abraham Lincoln, 1864.

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IT WAS RETALIATION ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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The Doolittle Raid, also known as the Tokyo Raid, on Saturday, April 18, 1942,
was an air raid by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other
locations on the island of Honshu during World War II, the first air strike to strike
the Japanese Home Islands. It demonstrated that Japan itself was vulnerable to
American air attack, served as retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl
Harbor
on Sunday, December 7, 1941, and provided an important boost to
American morale. The raid was planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel James
"Jimmy"
Doolittle
(below) of the United States Army Air Forces.

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Mission commander Jimmy Doolittle (left front) with members
of his Tokyo Raiders. 

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Jimmy Doolittle in his North American B-25B

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On May 19, 1942, President Roosevelt bestows Congressional
Medal of Honor on Brigadier General James Doolittle for the
successful raid on Tokyo.

 

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James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle
(December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993)

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DAVID MELENDY

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It was on this day in 1961.

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On this day in 1970.

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On April 17, 1790, American statesman, printer,
scientist, and writer Benjamin Franklin dies in
Philadelphia at age 84.

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Join, or Die was the first political cartoon published
in America by Benjamin Franklin in The Pennsylvania
Gazette.

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The Mustang convertible Serial #1 introduced on this day in 1964.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1912.

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On this day in 1865

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Jackie Robinson became the first African American player in
Major League Baseball on this day in 1947.


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Jack Roosevelt "Jackie" Robinson
(January 31, 1919 – October 24, 1972)

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