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It  was on this day in 1893.

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On this day in 1837, Queen Victoria ascended the British throne
following the death of her uncle, King William IV.

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Race-related rioting erupted in Detroit, Michigan on this day in 1943
and Federal troops were sent in two days later to end the violence
that left more than 30 dead.

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On this day in 1967, Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted. The U.S.Supreme Court later overturned the conviction.

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Released on this day in 1975.

Considered one of the greatest films ever made, Jaws, directed by Steven Spielberg, was the prototypical summer blockbuster, with its release
regarded as a watershed moment in motion picture history. Jaws became
the
highest-grossing film of all time until the release of Star Wars (1977).

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Director Steven Spielberg.

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Rodney King was severely beaten by Los Angeles police officers on
this day in1991. The scene was captured on amateur video.

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The deadly L.A. rioting began almost immediately after jurors set the above officers, involved in the Rodney King beating, free on April 29,
1992.

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Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 – August 2, 1922)

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-born scientist, inventor, engineer,
and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical
telephone
and founding the
American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T)
in 1885.

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Alexander Graham Bell places the first New York to Chicago call in
1892.

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The "Star Spangled Banner," written by Francis Scott Key, was
adopted as the American national anthem on this day in 1931. The
song was originally a poem known as "Defense of Fort McHenry."

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The first issue of Time magazine was published on this day in
1923 and featured Speaker Joseph G. Cannon on the cover. The
magazine was founded and originally run by Henry Luce (below).

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Henry Robinson Luce
(April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967)

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Steve Fossett Completed his solo Around The World Flight without
refueling on this day in 2005.


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James Stephen “Steve” Fossett
(April 22, 1944 – c. September 3, 2007)


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On this day in 1986, Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson
at Westminster Abbey in London. They divorced in 1996.

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On this day in 1984, Miss America, Vanessa Williams, turned in
her crown after it had been discovered that nude photos of her
had appeared in "Penthouse" magazine. She was the first to
resign the title.

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Vanessa Williams resigning her Miss America title in New York City.

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Vanessa Lynn Williams turned 54 in March.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1893.

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Alexandrina Victoria (May 24,1819 – January 22, 1901)  

On this day in 1837,Queen Victoria ascended the British throne
following the death of her uncle, King William IV.  Her reign of
63 years and seven months is known as the
Victorian era
and
was
longer than that of any of her predecessors.


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It was on this day in 1967.

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The Steven Spielberg movie premiered on this day in 1975.

Movie poster shows a woman in the ocean swimming to the right. Below her is a large shark, and only its head and open mouth with teeth can be seen. Within the image is the film's title and above it in a surrounding black background is the phrase "The most terrifying motion picture from the terrifying No. 1 best seller." The bottom of the image details the starring actors and lists credits and the MPAA rating.

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