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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. It came three days after the bombing of Hiroshima. An estimated 74,000
people were killed. Japan surrendered
August 14.

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On this day in 1974, President Richard Nixon formally resigned and
Gerald R. Ford (below) took his place, becoming the 38th president
of the
United States.

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President and Mrs. Nixon left the White House after his resignation.

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It was on this day in 1969.

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From left: Charles Manson and his cult family.

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Charles Milles Manson (Maddox)
(November 12, 1934 – November 19, 2017)

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"Walden" was published by Henry David Thoreau on this
day in 1854.

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Henry David Thoreau 
(July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862)

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Jerome John Garcia  (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995)

As one of its founders, Jerry Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead
for their entire thirty-year career (1965–1995). He was well known for
his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone‘s
"100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". Garcia was staying in a drug
rehabilitation facility when he died of a heart attack at the age of 
53.

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On this day in 1934, Adolf Hitler purged the Nazi Party by destroying
the SA and bringing to power the SS in the "Night of the Long
Knives."

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America’s food and drug safety took a big step forward with the
Pure Food and Drug Act on this day in 1906.

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The Soviet spacecraft Soyuz 11 returned to Earth on this day in
1971. The three cosmonauts (left) were found dead inside.

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Margaret Mitchell (above) with her book, "Gone with the Wind,"
that was published on this day 1936.

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The 1939 epic historical romance film, adapted from the Margaret
Mitchell novel.

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On this day in 1994, The U.S. Figure Skating Association stripped
Tonya Harding (left) of the 1994 national championship and banned
her from the organization for life for an attack on rival Nancy Kerrigan (right).

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Nancy Kerrigan just after the attack.

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Lena Mary Calhoun Horne (June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010)

Twentieth-century African-American singer and actress Lena Horne
famously sang "Stormy Weather," won a Grammy Award for a 1981
album entitled Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music, and appeared
in film versions of
The Wiz, Broadway Rhythm, and Ziegfeld Follies.

Horne continued recording and performing sporadically into the
1990s, disappearing from the public eye in 2000. Horne died of
congestive heart failure on May 9, 2010, at the age of 92.

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NOVEL PUBLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1897

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The cover of the first edition.

The first copies of the classic vampire novel Dracula,
by Irish writer Bram Stoker, appeared on the shelfs in
London bookshops on this day in 1897. It has been
assigned to many
literary genres including vampire
literature
, horror fiction, gothic novel, and invasion
literature
. Dracula has spawned numerous theatrical,
film, and television interpretations.

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Abraham "Bram" Stoker
(November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912)

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President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford’s Theater by
John Wilkes Booth on this day in 1865. He actually died early the
next morning.

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On this day in 1912, the Atlantic passenger liner Titanic, on its
maiden voyage hit an iceberg and began to sink. 1,517 people
lost their lives and more than 700 survived.

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The first edition of Noah Webster’s dictionary was published under
the name "American Dictionary of the English Language” on this
day in 1828.
  

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Noah Webster Jr.
(October 16, 1758 – May 28, 1843)

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Ampex Corporation of Redwood City, CA, demonstrated the first 
commercial magnetic tape recorder for sound and picture.

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Ampex video tape at the National Museum of American History.

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Tiger Woods celebrates his third Masters victory in 2002.
On this day in 2002, Tiger Woods celebrates his third Masters victory.

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Loretta Lynn (Webb) is 86 years young today. She was born in 
Butcher Hollow, Kentucky.

Country music singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn has had multiple gold
albums in a career spanning almost 60 years. She is famous for hits s
uch as "
You Ain’t Woman Enough (To Take My Man)", "Don’t Come
Home A’ Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)
", "One’s on the Way",
"
Fist City", and "Coal Miner’s Daughter".

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British Prime Minister Tony Blair (left) and Irish Taoiseach Bertie
Ahern sign the Good Friday Agreement (above). They reached a
peace accord on governing British ruled Northern Ireland on this
day in 1998. Britain’s direct rule was ended.

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On this day in 1912, the Titanic set sail from Southampton, England
on it’s doomed voyage.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald published "The Great Gatsby" for the first time on
this day in 1925.

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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
(September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940)


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Comedian Sam Kinison (above) was killed when a pickup truck ran
head-on into his car on a desert road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas on this day in 1992.

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