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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1977.

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David Richard Berkowitz (Richard David Falco) turned 65 June 1st.

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It was on this day in 1969.

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Patricia Krenwinkel, Susan Atkins, and Leslie
Van Houten walking to court where a Los Angeles jury found them,
along with Charles,  Manson, guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy for the Tate-LaBianca killings.

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Cult leader Charles Manson (center).

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio on this day in 1921. He
was left permanently paralyzed from the waist down and avoided 
being seen using his wheelchair in public, but his disability was
well known and became a major part of his image.


Roosevelt (second from left) supporting himself on crutches in 1924.

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In 1933, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt (39) is 
pictured in his leg braces with wife Eleanor to his
right. In 1938, he founded the National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis, leading to the development
of polio vaccines.

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The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the U.S. Congress on
this day in 1846. The "Nation’s Attic" was made possible by $500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson.

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On this day in 1988, President Reagan signed a measure providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans who were interned by the
U.S. government during World War II.

The first prisoners arrive in March of 1942 at the Japanese evacuee community established in Owens Valley in Manzanar, Calif.
The first prisoners arrive in March of 1942 at the Japanese evacuee community established in Owens Valley in Manzanar, Calif.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1945, the United States detonated the first atomic
bomb in a test at Alamogordo, NM.

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On this day in 1973, Alexander P. Butterfield informed the Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair of the existence of
President Nixon’s recorded White House tapes.

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Alexander Porter Butterfield testifying before the Senate
committee.

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It was on this day in 1999.

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On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL,
and began the first manned mission to land on the moon.

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The Apollo 11 lunar landing mission crew, from left to right, Neil 
A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module
pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., lunar module pilot.

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After a highly publicized six-week jury trial, Martha Stewart was found guilty in March 2004 of felony charges of conspiracy, obstruction of
an agency proceeding, and making false statements to the federal
investigators, and was sentenced July 16, 2004 to serve a five-month term in a federal correctional facility and supervised release for a two-year period (to include five months of electronic monitoring
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Inmates sit in their bunks at a women’s prison in Alabama.

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1789, the French Revolution began when Parisians
stormed the Bastille prison and released seven prisoners inside.

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Outlaw “Billy The Kid” (William H. Bonney) was gunned
down by Sheriff Pat Garrett (below) on this day in 1881.

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Richard Benjamin Speck (December 6, 1941 – December 5, 1991)

Richard Speck murdered student nurses in Chicago (below) on the night’s
of July 13–14, 1966.

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Guarded by detectives, Corazon Amurao arrives at the courthouse in Peoria to testify as the state’s chief witness against mass murderer
Richard Speck on April 5, 1967.

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The American space probe Mariner 4 flew by Mars, and sent back photographs of the planet (below) on this day in 1965.

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Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967)

singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie was one of the most significant figures
in American folk music; his songs, including social justice songs, such
as "
This Land Is Your Land", have inspired several generations both
politically and musically. He wrote hundreds of political,
folk, and
children’s songs, along with
ballads and improvised works.

Guthrie died of complications of Huntington’s disease on October 3,
1967. By the time of his death, his work had been discovered by a
new audience, introduced to them through Dylan,
Pete Seeger,
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, his ex-wife Marjorie and other new members
of the folk revival, and his son
Arlo (below).

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On this day in 1965, more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators led
by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (center) began a march from Selma
to Montgomery,
AL.

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrives in Montgomery, Alabama.

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On this day in 1960, about 70 people were killed in Sharpeville, South Africa, when police fired upon demonstrators.

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On this day in 1989, Randall Dale Adams was released from a
Texas prison after his conviction was overturned. The 1988 
documentary film "The Thin Blue Line" challenged evidence
of Adams’ conviction for killing a police officer.

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Composer Johann Sebastian Bach was born on this day in 1685.

Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He is
known for instrumental compositions such as the Brandenburg Concertos 
and the Goldberg Variations, and vocal music such as the St Matthew
Passion
and the
Mass in B minor. Since the 19th-century Bach Revival he
has been generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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MIKE GRACIA

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U.S. and British forces invaded Iraq from Kuwait on this day in 2003.

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On this day in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris after his
escape from Elba and began his "Hundred Days" rule.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," subtitled
"Life Among the Lowly," was first published on this day in 1852.

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In Tokyo on this day in 1995, 12 people were killed and more than
5,500 others were sickened when packages containing the nerve
gas Sarin was released on five separate subway trains. The
terrorists belonged to a doomsday cult in Japan.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married in Gibraltar on this day
in 1969. Five days after their wedding, the couple staged a couple
of non-violent in-bed protests (below).

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