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On this day in 1981, Iran released 52 Americans that had been held hostage for 444 days. The hostages were flown to Algeria and then
to a U.S. base in Wiesbaden, West Germany. The release occurred minutes after the
U.S. presidency had passed from Jimmy Carter
to Ronald Reagan.

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The inauguration of John F. Kennedy as the 35th President of the
United States
was held on this day in 1961.

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On this day in 1942, Nazi officials held the Wannsee conference,
during which they arrived at their "final solution" that called for exterminating Europe’s Jews.

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George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert)
(June 3, 1865 – January 20, 1936)

The death of King George’s sister Victoria in December 1935 depressed him
deeply. On the evening of 15 January 1936, the King took to his bedroom at
Sandringham House complaining of a cold; he remained in the room until
his death. He became gradually weaker, drifting in and out of consciousness.

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George Burns (born Nathan Birnbaum)
(January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996)

George Burns was a comedian, actor, singer, and writer. He was one of
the few entertainers whose career successfully spanned
vaudeville,
radio, film and television. He and his wife,
Gracie Allen, appeared on
radio, television, and film as the comedy duo
Burns and Allen (below).

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From the White House, President George H.W. Bush announced the
start of Operation Desert Storm on this day in 1991. The operation
was designed to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.

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Space Shuttle Columbia was launched on this day in 2003. It was
destroyed during re-entry on February 1 and all seven astronauts
on board were killed.

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Prohibition went into effect in the United States on this day in 1920.

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The Shah of Iran and his family fled Iran for Egypt on this day in 1979.

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On this day in 1964, the musical "Hello Dolly!" opened at the St.
James Theatre in New York City.

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Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.) 
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

African-American Civil Rights Movement leader and pastor 
Martin Luther King Jr.who is remembered best for his iconic
"I Have A Dream Speech," which he gave in front of the
Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington. He
received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

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At age 25, Dr. King became the pastor at Dexter Avenue
Baptist Church in Alabama.

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President Richard M. Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam on this day in 1973. He cited
progress in peace negotiations as the reason.

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England’s Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor) was crowned in Westminster Abbey on this day in 1559.


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On this day in 1943, the Pentagon was dedicated as the world’s largest office building just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA. The structure covers 34 acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors.

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The first National Football League Super Bowl was played on this
DAY IN 1967. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City
Chiefs of the American Football League. The final score was 35-
10.

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On this day in 1936, Britain’s King Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry American Wallis Warfield Simpson. He became the Duke of Windsor.

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

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The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund
(UNICEF) was established on this day in 1946 by the U.N.
General Assembly. The fund provides relief to children in
countries devastated by war.

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Original series began on this day in 1980 and aired till May 8, 1988
on the CBS television network.

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On this day in 1992, Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced they are separating.

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Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem, "The Charge of the Light Brigade,"
was published in England on this day in 1854.

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Solidarity Union leader Lech Walesa won Poland’s first direct
presidential election in the country’s history on this day in 1990.

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Lech Wałęsa turned 74 in September.

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Kirk Douglas in Spartacus 1960.

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Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch) is 101 years old today.

Actor, producer, director, and author Kirk Douglas is one of the
last living people of the film industry’s
Golden Age. During his
career he appeared in more than 90 movies. He has received
three
Academy Award nominations, an Oscar for Lifetime
Achievement, and the
Presidential Medal of Freedom. As an
author, he has written ten novels and memoirs. Currently, he
is No. 17 on the
American Film Institute‘s list of the greatest
male screen legends of classic Hollywood cinema
.

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