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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1906, San Francisco, CA, was hit with an earthquake
with an original death toll cited at about 700. Information received
later indicated that the death toll may have been 3 to 4 times the
original estimate.

 


    
    
    
   
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On this day in 1775, American revolutionaries Paul Revere, William Dawes and Samuel Prescott rode though towns in Massachusetts
giving the warning that the Regulars were coming out. Later, the
phrase "the British are coming" was attributed to Revere even
though it is unlikely he used that wording.

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An American Marine Second Lieutenant stands with his back to rescue workers swarming the ruins of the American embassy after a suicide bomber attacked killing 63, including 17 Americans among them CIA station chief Robert Ames, Beirut, April 18, 1983. The US Marines were there as part of the failed Multinational Force peacekeeping intervention in the Lebanese Civil War. Photo: Francoise De Mulder, Roger Viollet/Getty Images / Francoise De Mulder/Roger Viollet
The U.S. Embassy in Beirut was blown up by a suicide car-bomber
on this day in 1983. A total of 63 people were killed including 17 Americans.

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A previously unseen image of Einstein as a five-year-old in 1884.

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Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) 

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the 
theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside
quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the
philosophy of science. He is best known by the general public for his
mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 (which has been dubbed
"the world’s most famous equation").

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Wayne Gretzky (New York Rangers) played his final game in the
NHL on this day in 1999. He retired as the NHL‘s all-time leading
scorer and holder of 61 individual records.

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today in history

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MIKE GRACIA

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The thirteen-day siege of the Alamo by Santa Anna and his army
ended on this day in 1836. The Mexican army of three thousand
men defeated the 189
Texas volunteers.

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s Dred Scott decision on this day in 1857, 
ruled that blacks could not sue in federal court to be citizens.

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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni   
(March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564) 

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Most Famous Works Of Art: The Creation Of Adam by Michelangelo

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On this day in 1981, Walter Cronkite (above) appeared in the last 
airing of "CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite." He had been
on the job 19 years.

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Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009)

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Ed McMahon (left) and
Johnny Carson (right) began their long association in
their first TV series, the
ABC game show Who Do You Trust?, running from
1957 to 1962. Then afterwards, McMahon would make his famous thirty-year
mark as Carson’s
sidekick, announcer and second banana on NBC‘s highly successfully The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson from 1962 to 1992.
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Rob Reiner, actor, writer, director, producer, and activist, is 71 
years old today.

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SINGER NEIL DIAMOND IS 77 TODAY

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Neil Leslie Diamond was born in Brooklyn, New York.


Neil Diamond is one of the most successful recording artists in the history
of the Billboard chart. He has sold over 125 million records and is known
for hits like "Kentucky Woman," "
Sweet Caroline," and "America." He
became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1984 and, in 2011,
he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  On January 22,
Neil Diamond
announced he would be retiring from touring due to his
recent diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease.

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RACING LEGEND ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

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Scott Pruett - racer, book writer and winemaker

Scott Donald Pruett will be 58 years old March 24.

(AP) – American motorsports legend Scott Pruett will hang up his fire suit for the
last time after the Rolex 24 at Daytona this month.

The 57-year-old started racing karts at age eight and hasn’t stopped since. His
near five-decade career has spanned NASCAR, Indy car and most notably
sports car racing, where he found the most success.

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Besides being a race car driver, Scott is a successful vineyard
owner and children’s book author.

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SINGER WILL RETIRE LATE THIS YEAR

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Kenneth Ray Rogers will be 78 years old on August 21.

Singer Kenny Rogers has announced he is retiring after his current 200-date
tour. He admitted it will be difficult to hold back tears when he and Dolly Parton
perform together for the last time this fall. Rogers said he wants to spend more
time with his wife and twin boys.

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Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

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