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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door
of the Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

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Martin Luther statue in Wittenberg, Germany.

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Related imagePresident Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a halt to all U.S. bombing of
North Vietnam on this day in 1968. He also announced his intention
not to run for re-election.

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Above — a B-52 bomber drops a load of conventional bombs on
North Vietnam.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1859, Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on the federal
arsenal at Harper’s Ferry,
VA
(now located in West Virginia). He was
hoping to instigate a wider slave rebellion.

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"John Brown’s Fort" at Harpers Ferry.

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

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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 32 on March 26.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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President George H. W. Bush nominated Clarence Thomas, (above) 
a federal
Circuit Judge in 1991, to succeed retiring Supreme Court 
Justice
Thurgood Marshall. Senate confirmation hearings on Thomas 
were initially completed until a report of a private interview of Anita
Hill by the FBI was leaked to the press. The hearings were then 
reopened, and Hill was called to publicly testify. She said in the 
televised hearings on this day in 1991, Thomas had
sexually
harassed
her while he was her supervisor at the Department of
Education and the EEOC.


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Anita Faye Hill

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Anita Hill turned 62 in July.

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Clarence Thomas became 70 years old in June.

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

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1995.

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Prosecutors Marcia Clark and Christopher Darden seek life without parole for
O.J.

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After careful selection, a Jury of eight women and four men was
selected and included eight blacks, one white, one Hispanic and
two people of mixed race.

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In baseball, the "Shot Heard ‘Round the World" was a game-winning home run by New York Giants outfielder and third baseman Bobby Thomson off Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Ralph Branca at the Polo Grounds in New York City on October 3, 1951, to win the National
League (NL) pennant.

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Thomson hits the ‘Shot Heard ‘Round the World’ at The Polo Grounds
in New York City .

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Robert (Bobby) Brown Thomson
(October 25, 1923 – August 16, 2010)

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The children’s television series “Captain Kangaroo” aired weekday mornings on the CBS network from October 3, 1955, until December
8, 1984, making it the longest-running nationally broadcast children’s television program of its day.

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

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On this day in 1955, "The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on
ABC-TV and ran until 1959.

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Walt Disney (center) is surrounded by members of "The Mickey
Mouse Club" cast.

    
   

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Head Mouseketeer Jimmie Dodd with his Mouse Guitar.


   


    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1919,  President Woodrow Wilson suffered a massive
stroke that left him
 
partially paralyzed.  
            

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Final report on President Wilson’s condition written by Dr. Dercum.

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It was on this day in 1985.

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"Peanuts," the comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz, appeared 
for the first time in seven newspapers on this day in 1950.

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Charles Monroe Schulz  (November 26, 1922 – February 12, 2000)

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Sting (Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner) is 67 years old today.

Multi-instrumentalist and singer for The Police, Sting is known for such
hits as "Don’t Stand So Close to Me" and "Message in a Bottle." He also
became a successful solo artist, releasing his first album The Dream of
the Blue Turtles in 1985, followed by ten more albums within the next
two decades.
 


 

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Sting (left) with other members of The Police.

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