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BRIAN THOMAS

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During World War II on this day in 1945, about 30,000 U.S. Marines
landed on Iwo Jima.

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On this day in 1942, President Roosevelt signed an executive order
giving the military the authority to relocate and intern Japanese-Americans.

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On February 19, 1473, Nicolaus Copernicus is born in Torun, a city
in north-central Poland on the Vistula River. The father of modern astronomy, he was the first modern European scientist to propose
that Earth and other planets revolve around the sun.


The monument to Nicolaus Copernicus in Warsaw.

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Deng Xiaoping of China died on t his day in 1997 at the age of
92. He was the last of China’s major revolutionaries.

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William "Smokey" Robinson Jr. is 78 years old today.

Singer Smokey Robinson was with The Miracles who helped define
the Motown sound. He also played with The Five Chimes until 1972
and pursued a solo career. He released such popular songs as "A
Quiet Storm," "Tears of a Clown," "You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,"
and "I Second That Emotion."

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BRIAN THOMAS

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In Milwaukee on this day in 1992, serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer was sentenced to life in prison. In November of 1994, he was beaten to
death in prison.

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On this day in 1801, the U.S. House of Representatives
broke an electoral tie between Thomas Jefferson (above)  
and Aaron Burr (below). Jefferson was elected president
and Burr became vice president.

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World chess champion Garry Kasparov beat the IBM supercomputer "Deep Blue" in Philadelphia, PA. on this day in 1996.

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Michael Jeffrey Jordan is 55 years old today.

Michael Jordan is a retired professional basketball player, businessman,
and principal owner and chairman of the
Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Jordan played 15 seasons in the NBA for
the
Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. His biography on the NBA
website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball
player of all time.” He is considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA
around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.

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The Eagles released their "Greatest Hits” album on this day in 1976. 

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MIKE GRACIA

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Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865)

Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United
States who led the country through the horrific American
Civil War. He also helped abolish slavery with the 13th
amendment.

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Charles Robert Darwin
(February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882)

Charles Darwin was an English naturalist, geologist and
biologist, best known for his contributions to the science
of
evolution.

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On this day in 1999, United States President Clinton was acquitted by       
the
U.S. Senate on two impeachment articles. The charges were     
lying under oath to a federal grand jury and obstructing justice. He
is the second president in American history to be impeached.      
 
        
        
        
        
       
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President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.

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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded on this day in 1909.

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Charles Monroe Schulz (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

Charles Schulz was a cartoonist best known for the comic strip Peanuts
which featured the characters
Charlie Brown and Snoopy, among others. He
is widely regarded as one of the most influential cartoonists of all time, cited
as a major influence by many later cartoonists, including
Jim Davis, Bill
Watterson
, and Matt Groening.

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Charlie Brown and his dog Snoopy.

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On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was freed after 27 years in
captivity.

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During World War II on this day in 1945, the Yalta Agreement was
signed by
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Soviet leader Josef Stalin.

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Nine days after the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran
(after 15 years in exile) power was seized by his followers on this
day in 1979.

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

Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, the phonograph, and the motion
picture camera. Edison became a legend for his many contributions to the telecommunications and industry. With 1,093 U.S. patents in his name, he
is considered the fourth most prolific inventor in history. As a youth, he
sold candy, newspapers, and vegetables to train passengers who were
 
traveling from Port Huron to Detroit.

 

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The funeral of Jordan’s King Hussein was on this day in 1999.

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President Clinton (center) among those attending the funeral of
King Hussein.

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The Birth of a Nation (originally called The Clansman) is a 1915
American
silent epic drama film directed and co-produced by D.
W. Griffith
and starring Lillian Gish. The screenplay is adapted
from the novel and play The Clansman
, both by
Thomas Dixon
Jr.
Griffith co-wrote the screenplay (with Frank E. Woods), and
co-produced the film (with Harry Aitken). The film premiered on
this day in 1915.

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Lillian Diana Gish
(October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993)

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A civil rights protest in Orangeburg, South Carolina turned deadly
on this day in 1968. The incident became know as the Orangeburg
Massacre.

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William D. Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America on this
day in 1910.

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William Dickson "W. D." Boyce
(June 16, 1858 – June 11, 1929)

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James Byron Dean  (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955)

Actor James Dean starred in “Rebel Without a Cause” and “East of
Eden
” (both 1955). He became a cultural icon well before he died in
a car crash at age 24.
 He became the first actor to have received
multiple posthumous acting nominations.
  

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