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

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The judges panel during testimony at Nuremberg Trials.

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


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The musical Cabaret opened on this day in 1966 at the Broadhurst Theater for a run of 1,166 performances.

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Joel Grey, in the role of master of ceremonies during the "Money
Song" with the ensemble in the original Broadway musical Cabaret.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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On this day in 1979. Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in
Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages). The
militants, mostly students, demanded that the U.S. send the
former shah back to Iran to stand trial. Many hostages were
later released, but 52 were held for the next 14 months.

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Iranian students stand guard in front of the entrance of the U.S.
Embassy in Tehran.

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Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, 73 years old, was assassinated
by right-wing Israeli Yigal Amir after attending a peace rally on this
day in 1995.

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World leaders watch as the coffin of assassinated Israeli Prime
Minister Yitzhak Rabin is placed on a stand during funeral
services November 6.

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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 
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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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Tim maguire
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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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