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SHIRLEY SMITH

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Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph on
this day in 1877.

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On this day in 1973, President Richard M. Nixon‘s attorney, J. Fred
Buzhardt, announced the presence of an 18½-minute gap in one of
the White House tape recordings related to the Watergate case.

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President Nixon (seated) and H.R. Haldeman in 1972.

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On this day in 1934, the Cole Porter musical "Anything
Goes" opened on Broadway at the Alvin Theatre (now
known as the Neil Simon Theatre). The musical has
been revived several times in the U.S. and Britain and
has been filmed twice. It has long been a popular
choice for school and community productions.

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Ethel Merman (Ethel Agnes Zimmermann)
(January 16, 1908 – February 15, 1984)

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in
Washington,
DC
. It attracts more than 5.6 million visitors each year.

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 Photo taken by National Guard Spc. Praxedis Pineda via Flickr

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Former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones (left) sued President
Bill Clinton for sexual harassment when he was governor, alleging
he exposed himself to her in a hotel room in 1991. The Jones suit,
which went all the way to the Supreme Court, was ultimately
dismissed by a judge on the grounds Jones could not show
damages. While it was on appeal, President Clinton agreed to      
an out-of-court settlement on this day in 1998. He paid $850,000 
without admitting liability.
 

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President Clinton is shown in this video image during his deposition
Jan. 17, 1998 in the Paula Jones case,

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Paula Corbin Jones (Paula Rosalee Corbin) turned
52 September 17.

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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1986, the Ash-Shiraa, pro-Syrian Lebanese magazine,
first broke the story of
U.S. arms sales to Iran to secure the release
of seven American hostages. The story turned into the Iran-Contra
affair.

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Reagan meets with aides on the Iran-Contra affair.

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President Ronald Reagan holds up a copy of the Tower Commission report on the Iran-Contra affair.

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One of the 52 United States hostages is displayed to the crowd
outside the U.S. Embassy in Tehran by his captors, a few days
into their ordeal.

 

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On this day in 1992, Carol Moseley-Braun became the first African-American woman U.S. senator.

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Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun turned 71 August 16.

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1948, Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for
the
U.S. presidency. The Chicago Tribune published an early edition
that had the headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN." The Truman
victory surprised many polls and newspapers.

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On this day in 1945, Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane’s
first and only flight and never went into production.

The 300,000 pound H-4 Hercules (aka “Spruce Goose”) kicks up a wake as its eight engines attempt to lift off from Long Beach (California) Harbor on its one and only flight, November 2, 1947—more than two years after the war.
Take-off: Howard Hughes’ H-4, the "Spruce Goose."
 

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Hughes watches engineer Chal Bowen, October 31, 1947, two days before the flight as the radio operator looks on. Thirty-six people
were on board for the test flight.


Flight-deck seats, put in for military observers, seven guests from
the press corps and an additional seven industry representatives.
 

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On this day in 1959, Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant
on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been
given questions and answers in advance.


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Van Doren (at left) faces Herb Stempel (far right) on “Twenty-One,”
in 1956, under the eye of the show’s host, Jack Barry. Some fifty
million people watched the climax of their rivalry.

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Charles Lincoln Van Doren turned 92 in February.



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HISTORY MAKING NEWS ON THIS DAY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The Beirut barracks bombing was a terrorist attack that occurred on 
this day in 1983, in
Beirut, Lebanon, during the Lebanese Civil War. It
involved two
truck bombs striking buildings housing Multinational
Force in Lebanon
(MNF) peacekeepers, specifically against United
States
and French service members, killing 241 U.S. and 58 French peacekeepers, 6 civilians and the 2 suicide attackers. A group
called
Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the bombings
and said that the attacks were to get the MNF out of Lebanon.       

    
    
    
    
   
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President Ronald Reagan, first lady Nancy Reagan and Marine Commandant P.X. Kelley honor those killed in Beirut during a
Nov. 5, 1983, memorial service.

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On this day in 1973, President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over
the subpoenaed White House tapes concerning the Watergate affair
to Judge Sirica and the House Judiciary Committee.

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Richard Nixon leaves the White House following his resignation over
the Watergate scandal
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