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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1901, President William McKinley (below) died of
gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. His Vice President,
Theodore Roosevelt (above) succeeded him at age 43.     

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
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William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901)

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The assassination of McKinley occurred on September 6, 1901.

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It was on this day in 1982 Grace Kelly died of severe head injuries.


Photo of the crashed car after dropping more than
100 feet over a retaining wall.

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Spectators view the site of the car crash.

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1901, President William McKinley was shot and
mortally wounded (he died eight days later) by Leon Czolgosz,
an American anarchist, was executed the following October.

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Leon Czolgosz

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The funeral for Britain’s Princess Diana was on this day
in 1997.

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Piggly Wiggly is a supermarket chain in the Southern and Midwestern regions
of the U.S. The first outlet opened in 1916 in
Memphis, Tennessee, and is
notable for having been the first true
self-service grocery store, and the
originator of various familiar supermarket features such as checkout stands, individual item price marking and shopping carts. The current company headquarters is in
Keene, New Hampshire. Currently, more than 600
independently owned Piggly Wiggly stores operate in 17 states, primarily
in smaller cities and towns.


Piggly Wiggly founder Clarence Saunders.
(August 9, 1881 – September 23, 1953)

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George Roger Waters is 75 years old today.

Bass player, composer, vocalist Roger Waters was co-founder,
and front man of the English rock band
Pink Floyd, the group
known for songs like "Shine On You Crazy Diamond."

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I Have a Dream" speech at a
civil rights rally in Washington,
DC. on this day in 1963. Over 200,000
people attended.

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It was on this day in 1968.

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It was on this day in 1955.

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J. W. Milam, 36, and half-brother Roy Bryant, 24, confer with one of their lawyers J.W. Kellum, right, just before pleding innocent, September 6, 1955 at Sumner, Miss.. They are charged with kidnapping Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black youth who they claim “made some remarks” and whistled at Bryant’s wife. (AP Photo/Gene Herrick)
J. W. Milam, 36, and half-brother Roy Bryant, 24, confer with one of
their lawyers J.W. Kellum, right, just before pleading innocent, Sept.
6, 1955 at Sumner, MS. They were charged with kidnapping Emmett
Till, a 14-year-old black youth who they claim “made some remarks”
and whistled at Bryant’s wife.

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A divorce decree was issued for Britain’s Charles and Princess Diana
on this day in 1996. This was the official end to the 15-year marriage.

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One of the major disasters in 19th century around the world was the eruption
of the volcano Krakatau in western Pacific Ocean, Indonesia.

The volcano erupted on this day in 1883 and killed thousand people on the
other islands near it. The volcanic dust was thrown into the atmosphere
and affected the weather around the world, and people as far away as Britain
and the United States began to see bizarre red sunsets caused by particles
in the atmosphere
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On this day in 1859, the first oil well was successfully drilled in the
U.S. by Colonel Edwin L. Drake (below) near Titusville, PA.

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Drake Well Museum in Titusville, PA is on the site where Edwin L.
Drake drilled the world’s first oil well in 1859 and launched the
modern petroleum industry.

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It was on this day in 1979.

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Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas Mountbatten was born
Prince Louis of Battenberg
(June 25, 1900 – August 27, 1979)
  

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President John F. Kennedy (left) Meets with Lord Louis Mountbatten (center) in 1961.  Mountbatten was Chief of the Defense Staff of the British Armed Forces at the time.

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Brian Epstein was found dead in his home from an overdose of
sleeping pills on this day in 1967. Epstein first discovered The
Beatles in November 1961.

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Brian Samuel Epstein
(September 19, 1934 – August 27, 1967)

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Brian Epstein (center) with The Beatles.

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England’s Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married on
this day in 1981.

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Italy’s leader of the National Fascist Party, Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (July 29, 1883 – April 28, 1945).

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From left: Benito Mussolini with the leader of Nazi Germany, Adolf
Hitler.
  

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was authorized by the U.S. Congress. President Dwight Eisenhower
(center) signed an act creating the agency on this day in 1958.

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Vincent Van Gogh died on this day in 1890.

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Self Portrait of Vincent van Gogh.

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