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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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FAMOUS SPEECH GIVEN ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969)


President
Dwight D. Eisenhower (above) coins one of the most
famous
Cold War phrases when he suggests the fall of French
Indochina to the communists could create a “domino” effect in Southeast Asia. The so-called “
domino theory” dominated U.S.
thinking about Vietnam for the next decade.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the age of 39 on this day
in 1968.

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Ray was the accused assassin of Dr. Martin Luther King, JR. 

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William Henry Harrison Sr. (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841)

William Harrison was the ninth president of the United States (1841). He
was the last president born before the
American Revolution, and died
of pneumonia just 31 days into his term, thereby serving the shortest
tenure in United States presidential history. He was the first president
to
die in office.

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On this day in 1974, Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth’s major league
baseball home-run record with 714.

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Maya Angelou (Marguerite Annie Johnson)
(April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014)

African-American poet and author Maya Angelou is known for her 1969 autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, as well as for her poem
"On the Pulse of Morning." She was mute for five years as the result of
trauma and, during this period,
developed her lifelong love of literature.

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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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Pope John Paul II died on this day in 2005 at age 84. He was one of
the most influential leaders of the 20th and early 21st centuries, he worked tirelessly to build a moral foundation in the modern world,
while playing a crucial role in overthrowing communism and
fostering peace.

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President Woodrow Wilson presented a declaration of war against Germany to the U.S. Congress on this day in 1917.

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

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Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted Florida on this
day in 1513. The next day he went ashore.

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Argentina invaded the British-owned Falkland Islands on this day in 1982. The following June Britain took the islands back.

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Hans Christian Andersen (April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875)

Hans Christian Andersen was a Danish author. Although a writer of plays, travelogues, novels and poems, he is best remembered for his fairy tales,
of which no fewer than 3381 works. Andersen’s popularity is not limited
to children: his stories express themes that transcend age and nationality.

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