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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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Iranian militants seized the U.S. embassy in Tehran and took 63 Americans hostage (90 total hostages) on this day in 1979. 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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Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated by right-
wing Israeli Yigal Amir after attending a peace rally on this day
in 1995. He was 73.

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Soviet forces enter Hungary on this day in 1956 in order to suppress
the uprising that had begun on October 23, 1956.


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It was on this day in 1955.

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Denton True "Cy" Young

(March 29, 1867 – November 4, 1955)

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WASHINGTON ARTIFACT GOES ON DISPLAY

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Charles Wilson Peale’s portrait of Washington commemorating the victory at Princeton.

(FoxNews) – The storied blue sash worn by George Washington (above) during
the Revolutionary War has gone on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the
American Revolution. The sash, on loan from Harvard’s Peabody Museum of
Ethnography and Archaeology, was rediscovered several years ago by Dr.
Philip Mead, chief historian and director of curatorial affairs at the Museum of
the American Revolution. Mead found the artifact at the Peabody Museum,
where it had essentially been hidden in plain sight for decades. He spent years
studying the sash before concluding that it was indeed the one worn by
Washington.

The sash (below) which is on display until Oct. 9, is featured with a 1776 portrait
of Washington by Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale, which depicts him
wearing the sash. The portrait is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum.

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Washington’s uniform sash.

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George Washington depicted in the Battle of Princeton.

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