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On this day in 1948, U.S. President Truman signed executive orders
that prohibited discrimination in the U.S. armed forces and federal employment.

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Fidel Castro began his revolt on this day in 1953 against Fulgencio Batista with
an unsuccessful attack on an army barracks in eastern Cuba. Castro eventually
ousted Batista six years later.

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Formerly the Moncada Army Barracks (above) now a school and
museum in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

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It was on this day in 1952.

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Born on this day in 1856.

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Sir Michael Philip Jagger is 74 years old today.

Mick Jagger is one of the most influential figures in the history of rock and roll
as frontman of The Rolling Stones. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame with the Stones in 1989. He met future Rolling Stones guitarist
Keith Richards in primary school. He initially intended on going into politics
or economics. In 2003, he was knighted.

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Mick Jagger has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone
magazine over twenty times since 1968.

 

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Founded on this day in 1802.

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On July 4, 1939, Yankees fans were given their chance to say
farewell to Lou Gehrig.

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John Calvin Coolidge Jr. (July 4, 1872 – January 5, 1933)

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president of the United States who was
mostly remembered for being a man of few words, which earn him the
nickname Silent Cal. He was a farmer, school teacher, and local store
clerk. Coolidge achieved national recognition for his handling of the
Boston Police Strike of 1919. He held a record number of presidential
press conferences for the time, totaling 520.

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Convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh is escorted from the Noble
County Courthouse in Perry, Okla., April 21, 1995.


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Great Men Needed to Save America; Yukon Jack, Veterans Today: Could not agree more with that statement, but the argument is over-simplified.

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It was on this day in 1993.

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Grace Kelly and her husband, Prince Rainier.

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Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982)

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IT WAS RETALIATION ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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The Doolittle Raid, also known as the Tokyo Raid, on Saturday, April 18, 1942,
was an air raid by the United States on the Japanese capital Tokyo and other
locations on the island of Honshu during World War II, the first air strike to strike
the Japanese Home Islands. It demonstrated that Japan itself was vulnerable to
American air attack, served as retaliation for the Japanese attack on Pearl
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on Sunday, December 7, 1941, and provided an important boost to
American morale. The raid was planned and led by Lieutenant Colonel James
"Jimmy"
Doolittle
(below) of the United States Army Air Forces.

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Mission commander Jimmy Doolittle (left front) with members
of his Tokyo Raiders. 

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Jimmy Doolittle in his North American B-25B

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On May 19, 1942, President Roosevelt bestows Congressional
Medal of Honor on Brigadier General James Doolittle for the
successful raid on Tokyo.

 

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James Harold "Jimmy" Doolittle
(December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993)

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Marvin Neil Simon is 89 today.
               

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