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On this day in 1859, Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harper’s Ferry, VA
(now located in
West Virginia).

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John Brown
(May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859)

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During the French Revolution on this day in 1793, Queen Marie Antoinette (below) was beheaded after being convicted of treason.

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Poland’s Karol Josef Wojtyla was elected Pope John Paul II
on this day in 1978.

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On Friday, October 16, 1998, police from Britain’s Scotland
Yard entered a room in a small, private hospital in London
and arrested former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet
Ugarte who was recovering from back surgery.

Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón had issued a request for
Pinochet’s extradition to stand trial in Spain for crimes
committed in Chile during extradition to stand trial in
Spain for crimes committed in Chile during his brutal
rule from 1973-1990.

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On this day in 1987, rescuers freed Jessica McClure from the abandoned
well that she had fallen into in Midland,
TX. She was trapped for 58 hours.

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Jessica McClure Morales turned 31 in March.

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James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997)


Michener was the author of more than 40 books, most of which were
fictional,
family sagas. His first book was adapted as the popular
Broadway musical South Pacific by Richard Rodgers
and Oscar
Hammerstein
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Michener’s typewriter at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

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On this day in 2002, congress gave  Authorization
for Use of Military Force Against Iraq.

   
    

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It was on this day 2002, when former President Jimmy Carter won
the Nobel Peace Prize.  

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The accusations were made by Anita Hill on this day in 1991.

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Anita Hill turned 61 in July.

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Clarence Thomas became 69 years old in June.

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"Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time on this
day in 1975. George Carlin (below) was the guest host.

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SNL, 1975
Members of the original Saturday Night Live cast during the show’s
1975 season.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1995.

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On this day in 1951.

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Bobby Thomson

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On this day in 1955, "Captain Kangaroo" premiered on CBS-TV.


Captain Kangaroo
is a children’s television series that aired weekday mornings
on the CBS television network for nearly 30 years, from October 3, 1955, until
December 8, 1984, making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children’s
television program of its day. The show was conceived and the title character
was played by Bob Keeshan who had portrayed the original Clarabell the Clown
on The Howdy Doody Show on NBC.

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Robert James "Bob" Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004)

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"The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on ABC-TV on this day in 1955
and aired intermittently as a variety show for children until 1996. It
was Walt Disney’s second venture into producing a
television series,
the first being the Walt Disney anthology television series, initially
titled Disneyland.

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On this day in 1938.

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The space shuttle Discovery took off from Cape Canaveral in
Florida 
on this day in 1988.
It was the first manned space flight since the Challenger disaster.

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September 29, 1978: 'Smiling Pope' John Paul I dies

Pope John l was found dead in his Vatican apartment a little over a month in office on this day in 1978. The 65-year-old pontiff, born
Albino Lusicni, had apparently died of a heart attack.

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Game one on this day in 1954.

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Jerry Lee Lewis is 83 today.

Singer-songwriter, and pianist Jerry Lee Lewis, often known by his nickname,
The Killer, has been described as "rock & roll’s first great wild man. He was
expelled from Southwest Bible Institute for the called “devil’s music”.

Jerry Lee Lewis has been the last living member of the Sun Records Million
Dollar Quartet.

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On this day in 2001.
   

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On this day in 1943 during World War II, Benito Mussolini (center) 
was taken by German paratroopers from the Italian government
that was holding him.

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On this day in 1953,
U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy married
Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.

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South African anti-apartheid activist Stephen Biko died at the age
of 30 on this day in 1977. The student leader died while in police
custody which triggered an international outcry.

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Mourners surround Biko’s coffin in his home in the black township
of Ginsberg, South Africa.

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John R. Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003)

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