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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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ED DANAHUE

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Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declared war on the United States on
this day in 1941. The
U.S
in turn declared war on the two countries.

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The series Magnum, P.I. ran from this day in 1980 to 1988 during
its first-run broadcast on the CBS television network.  According
to the
Nielsen ratings
, the series consistently ranked in the top
twenty TV programs during the first five years of its original run.


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The cast from left: Tom Selleck, Larry Manetti, John Hillerman, and
Roger E, Mosley.

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A 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi, driven by Tom Selleck and Larry Manetti in
TV series "Magnum P.I." is on display in the Petersen Automotive Museum.

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Thomas William Selleck turned 73 January 29.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch) is 102 years old today.

Legendary movie actor Kirk Douglas starred in 20,000 Leagues Under the
Sea
 (1954), Paths of  Glory (1957), Gunfight at the O.K Corral (1957), and
Spartacus (1960). Kirk Douglas became a legend on the silver screen,
receiving the Academy Honorary Award in 1996. He was a successful
competitive wrestler while in college and served in the U.S. Navy.

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THE NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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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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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1973, President Richard Nixon told an Associated
Press managing editors meeting in Orlando,
FL, "people have
got to know whether or not their president is a crook. Well, I’m not        
a crook."

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The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC,
in the newly completed north wing of the unfinished Capitol
building
 (above)  on this day in 1800. They moved from

Philadelphia.

 

        

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ROYAL PENDANT SOLD FOR RECORD PRICE

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GENEVA (AP) — A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant (above) sold for
a hammer price of $32 million at an auction of jewelry that once belonged
to French Queen Marie Antoinette, which
Sotheby’s is calling a record
price for a pearl at auction.

The "Queen Marie Antoinette’s Pearl," a diamond-and-pearl pendant, was
among the highlight offerings on the block at the Sotheby’s sale of Bourbon-
Parma dynasty jewelry.

     
 

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Marie Antoinette (Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna)
November 2, 1755 – October 16, 1793)

Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France before the
French Revolution. She was convicted by the Revolutionary
Tribunal
of high treason and executed by guillotine on the
Place de la Révolution.

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