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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1858, in a speech in Springfield, IL, U.S.
Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln said the slavery
issue had to be resolved. He declared, "A house
divided against itself cannot stand."

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On this day in 1963, 26-year-old Valentina Tereshkova went into orbit aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft for three days. She was the first
female space traveler.

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Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova turned 81 on March 6.

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In Soweto on this day in 1976, thousands of school children revolted against the South African government’s plan to enforce Afrikaans as
the language for instruction in black schools

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An 18-year old South African school boy is seen carrying a dying
13-year old Hector Pieterson
.

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On this day in 1961, Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union
while in Paris, traveling with the Leningrad Kirov Ballet.

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Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev (March 17, 1938 – January 6, 1993)

Nureyev entered a hospital in Paris, France on November 20, 1992 and
remained there until his death from AIDS complications at age 54.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Ohio National Guardsmen opened fire on students during an
anti-Vietnam war protest at Kent State University on this day in
1970. Four students were killed and nine others were wounded.


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Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first woman prime minister on
this day in 1979.

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On this day in 1886, a bomb exploded on the fourth day of a workers’ strike in Chicago, IL. Eight people died in the violence during that 
day.

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Thirteen civil rights activists, dubbed "Freedom Riders," began a bus
trip through the South on this day in 1961.

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After a mob attacked a bus with protesters in Alabama, hundreds
more joined the cause
.

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The notion of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
began with
Louis B. Mayer, head of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.The
official Articles of Incorporation for the organization were filed on
this day in 1927.

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Samuel Goldwyn Theater (above) Named after filmmaker and studio
head Samuel Goldwyn. Opened in December 1975, and located within
the office building headquarters of the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts
and Sciences, this is their main state-of-the-art screening room.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1992, rioting began after a jury decision to acquit four
Los Angeles policemen (below) in the Rodney King beating trial. A
total of 54 people were killed in 3 days.

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Rodney King, central figure in L.A. riots.

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On this day in 1945, the Nazi death camp, Dachau, was liberated and
on the same day in a bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun
(below) were married. 

    
    
    
   
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President Nixon announced he was releasing edited transcripts of secretly made White House tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal.

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Jerome Allen
"Jerry"
Seinfeld is 64 years old today. He was born in
Brooklyn, New York.

Stand-up comedian, producer, actor, and writer Jerry Seinfeld co-created
and starred in the NBC sitcom
Seinfeld, which became one of the most
popular television comedies of all time, winning ten Emmy Awards during
its run which began in 1989 and aired for nine seasons. In 2012, he began
the internet comedy series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, where he
chats with other comedians.
 

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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974)

One of the jazz worlds most influential figures. He led his famed orchestra
from 1923 until his death. He called his music American Music, not jazz. He
helped compose more than 1,000 original pieces, many of which became
standards. Ellington was called Duke by his friends growing up because
his suave sophistication reminded them of a nobleman.

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JOHN BELMONT

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Mark Twain’s "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was
published in the
United States for the first time on
this day in 1885.

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Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens)
(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910)

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In Montgomery, AL, on this day in 1861, Jefferson Davis was
inaugurated as the President of the Confederate States.

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Jefferson Davis was sworn in as Provisional President
of the Confederate States of America on the steps of
the Alabama State Capitol (above/below).

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On this day in 1970, The Chicago Seven defendants were found
innocent of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic
national convention.

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Police arrest protesters outside of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

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John Joseph Travolta is 64 years old today. Born in Englewood, NJ.

John Travolta starred in the 1970s hit films Saturday Night Fever and 
Grease. He later went on to play Vincent Vega in the critically acclaimed
1994 film
Pulp Fiction.

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On this day in 2001, NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Sr., was
killed in a crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500 race. He
died instantly from blunt force trauma to the skull.

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MIKE GRACIA

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The Tet Offensive began on this day in 1968,  as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial
capitals.

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Adolf Hitler was named the German Chancellor on this day in 1933
by President Paul von Hindenburg (right).

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)

Franklin Roosevelt (FDR) served as the 32nd President of the United
States
from 1933 until his death in 1945. A Democrat, he won a record
four
presidential elections and emerged as a central figure in world
events during the mid-20th century. Roosevelt directed the United
States federal government during most of the
Great Depression,
implementing his
New Deal domestic agenda in response to the
worst economic crisis in U.S. history.

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Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) 


Indian political and spiritual leader and activist Mahatma Gandhi was
murdered by a Hindu extremist on this day in 1948.

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In Northern Ireland on this day in 1972, British soldiers shot and
killed thirteen Roman Catholic civil rights marchers. The day is
known as "Bloody Sunday."

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Earle Graser portrayed “The Lone Ranger” in the 1930s.

"The Lone Ranger" was heard on radio for the first time on
this day in 1933. The program ran for 2,956 episodes and
ended in 1955.

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Announcer Fred Foy (far right) during a broadcast of THE LONE
RANGER at WXYZ, Detroit. At left are. John Todd (Tonto) and
Brace Beemer (the Lone Ranger).

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