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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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On this day in 1965, the United States landed about 3,500 Marines
in South Vietnam. They were the first
U.S. combat troops to land 
there.
    
    
    
    
    
   
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Russia’s "February Revolution" began on this day in 1917 with
rioting and strikes in St. Petersburg. The revolution was called
the "February Revolution" due to Russia’s use of the Old Style
calendar.

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Lenin during the Russian Revolution.

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On this day in 1852, Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry (below) 
(1794-1858) of the United States Navy arrived in Japan. He had
been sent there by U.S. President Millard Fillmore to induce the
Japanese government to establish diplomatic relations with the
United States.

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Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999)

Nicknamed "Joltin’ Joe" and "The Yankee Clipper", Joe DiMaggio
was a
baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year career
in
Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. He is perhaps
best known for his 56-game
hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941),
a record that still stands.
 DiMaggio was a three-time Most Valuable
Player Award
winner and an All-Star in each of his 13 seasons.

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It was on this day in 1963.

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On this day in 1986, President Ronald Reagan and Attorney Gen.
Edwin Meese revealed that profits from secret arms sales to Iran
had been diverted to rebels in Nicaragua. The National Security
Advisor John Poindexter resigned and Oliver North was fired.

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From left: President Reagan and Attorney Gen. Edwin Meese.

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During the Revolutionary War on this day in 1783, the British
evacuated New York. It was their last military position in the 
United States.

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A group of fishermen from Florida spotted Elián Gonzales off the
coast of Fort Lauderdale. He was
completely alone, floating in an
inner tube. He was rescued on this day in 1999.

The boat that Elian and his mother, and 10 other people had been traveling on to the United States from Cuba had been ripped apart
in the rough seas, and he was one of the only survivors.
      

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Joe DiMaggio and Marilyn Monroe, 1954

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Baseball’s Joe Dimaggio was born on this day in 1914.

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On this day in 1945, 24 Nazi leaders went before an international war crimes tribunal (below) in Nuremberg, Germany.

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Robert Francis
"Bobby" Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968)

Robert Kennedy was a U.S. Senator from New York and Attorney General under
his brother John‘s administration who was assassinated in 1968 while he was
running for president. He spearheaded many of the civil rights initiatives that the
Kennedy Administration put forward.

Shortly before his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the Naval Reserve as an apprentice
seaman and later graduated from Harvard College and the University of Virginia
School of Law.

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Britain’s Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey on this day in 1947.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip today.

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Spain’s Dictator Francisco Franco died on this day in 1975. He
had been suffering from a number of health problems over the
years, including Parkinson’s disease. He was 82.

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Francisco I. Madero led a revolution that broke out in Mexico on this
day in 1910.

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The musical CABARET opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst
Theatre on this day in 1966.

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Joel Grey, center, and the original 1966 Broadway cast of "Cabaret."

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Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution took place on this day in 1917. The provisional government of Alexander Kerensky was overthrown by forces led by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton made history as the first president’s wife to
win public office on this day in 2000. The state of New York elected
her to the
U.S. Senate (New York).       

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A Florida election official tries to discern a voter’s intentions.

Hanging Chads: As the Florida Recount Implodes, the Supreme Court
Decides Bush v. Gore on this day in the 2000 Presidential election. 
election. Bush narrowly won the election having 271 electoral votes
compared to Al Gores’s 266 electoral votes.

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This election was between the republican George W. Bush (left) and
the democratic-incumbent vice president Albert Arnold Gore.

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The middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in
Washington
state collapsed during a windstorm on this day in 1940.

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The Tacoma Narrows Bridge as it looks today.

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On this day in 1991, Magic Johnson (standing) announced that he
had tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS, and that he was
retiring from playing basketball. He had been with the
Los Angeles Lakers since 1979.

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Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. turned 58 in August.

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Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell is 74 today.

The Canadian singer-songwriter and painter Joni Mitchell is called by
Rolling Stone, "one of the greatest songwriters ever".

Since 2015, there have been conflicting reports about her current
health after she had suffered a brain aneurysm.

Mitchell made her first public appearance following the aneurysm
when she attended a
Chick Corea concert in Los Angeles in August
2016.

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William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr. is 99 today.

Evangelical Christian evangelist Billy Graham has repeatedly been on Gallup’s
list of most admired men and women. He has appeared on the list 60 times since
1955, more than any other individual in the world.

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From left: George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham, and Cliff Barrows,
the evangelistic trio in the late 1940s.

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