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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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

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Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini
(July 29, 1883 – April 28 1945)
 

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Vincent Willem van Gogh (March 30, 1853 – July 29, 1890)

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Vincent van Gogh: Olive Trees with Yellow Sky. Oil on Canvas
Saint-Rémy: November, 1889.

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1967.

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On this day in 1986, Britain’s Prince Andrew married Sarah Ferguson
at Westminster Abbey in London. They divorced in 1996.

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On this day in 1984, Miss America, Vanessa Williams, turned in
her crown after it had been discovered that nude photos of her
had appeared in "Penthouse" magazine. She was the first to
resign the title.

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Vanessa Williams resigning her Miss America title in New York City.

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Vanessa Lynn Williams turned 54 in March.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The engagement of Britain’s Princess Elizabeth to Lt.
Philip Mountbatten was announced on this day in 1947.  

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On this day in 1997, Mike Tyson was banned from the boxing
ring and fined $3 million for biting the ear of opponent Evander
Holyfield.

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Rod Steiger’s performance in the 1967 film “In the Heat of the
Night” won him the
Academy Award for Best Actor.

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Rodney Stephen "Rod" Steiger
(April 14, 1925 – July 9, 2002)

Cited as "one of Hollywood’s most charismatic and dynamic
stars", Rod Steiger is closely associated with the art
of
method acting.

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Rod Steiger from “In the Heat of the Night.”

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Thomas Jeffrey Hanks is 61 years old today.

Legendary actor Tom Hanks won back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Actor
for his roles in Philadelphia in 1993 and Forrest Gump in 1994. He has starred
in many other classics, including Cast Away (2000), The Green Mile (1999) ,
Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Apollo 13 (1995).

He interned at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, where he learned about
theater production, lighting, and stage management.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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During the U.S. Civil War, the first day’s fighting at Gettysburg
began on this day in 1863.

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The first peacetime detonation of a nuclear bomb happened on
Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean on this day in 1946.

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During the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt and his
"Rough Riders" waged a victorious assault on San Juan Hill in
Cuba on this day in 1898.

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919)

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Spencer) 
(July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997)

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The sovereignty over Hong Kong was transferred from Great Britain
to China on this day in 1997. Britain had controlled Hong Kong as a colony for 156 years.

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It was on this day in 2004.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1964.

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On this day in 1834, Cyrus McCormick patented the first practical mechanical reaper for farming. His invention allowed farmers to
more than double their crop size.

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On this day in 1982, a federal jury found John W. Hinckley Jr. not guilty of attempting to assassinate the president because he was legally insane at
the time he shot President Reagan and three others on March 30, 1981.

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President Reagan waves, then looks up before being shoved (AP)
into Presidential limousine by Secret Service agents after
being shot outside a hotel in Washington in 1981.                

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