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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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Apollo 8 astronauts, James A. Lovell, William Anders and Frank 
Borman, reached the moon on this day in 1968. They orbited the 
moon 10 times before coming back to Earth. Seven months later 
man first landed on the moon.

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Apollo 8 crew members (from left) James A. Lovell Jr., William A.
Anders and Frank Borman.

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NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1994, Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer,
was clubbed to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.

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The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM on this day
in 1925.

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The WSM broadcast Tower in Brentwood, TN.

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George D. Hay, original announcer of WSM’s "Barn
Dance" and later "The Grand Ole Opry," known to
his listeners as "The Solemn Old Judge."

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Uncle Jimmy Thompson (80) was the first performer on a new
show called "The WSM Barn Dance."

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THIS WAS HISTORY MAKING NEWS

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1938, Orson Welles’ "The War of the Worlds" aired on
CBS radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners.

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Welles takes questions from reporters at a press conference the day
after the broadcast, on October 31, 1938. He told them that no one connected with the broadcast had any idea it would cause panic.

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George Orson Welles
(May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

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NEWS HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On October 10, 1973, after months of maintaining his innocence,
Agnew pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion
and resigned from office. He was replaced by House Minority
Leader Gerald Ford (below).

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Gerald Ford (center) was sworn in as Vice President Ford. 

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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

Wells is best remembered for the legendary 1938 radio broadcast of “The
War of the Worlds’’, and in film, Citizen Kane (1941), consistently ranked
as one of the greatest films ever made.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

    
    
    
    
    
    

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Soviet hard-liners announced that President Mikhail Gorbachev had
been removed from power on this day in 1991. Gorbachev returned
to power two days later.

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Adolf Hitler was approved for sole executive power in Germany as Fuehrer on this day in 1934.

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Francis Gary Powers (far right) an American U-2 pilot, was convicted
of espionage in Moscow on this day in 1960.

    
    

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  Pilot Francis Gary Powers and his U-2 spy plane.

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It was on this day in1977. The comedian was 86.

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