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ED DONAHUE

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On this day in 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously
ruled that
President Nixon had to turn over subpoenaed
White House tape recordings to the Watergate special
prosecutor Leon Jaworski.

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Vice President Nixon (far right) and Soviet Premier
Nikita Khrushchev
(wearing hat)
speak as the press looks on in part of what came to be known as the Kitchen Debate.

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Mormon leader Brigham Young and his followers arrived in the
valley of the Great Salt Lake in present-day Utah on this day in
1847.
 

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Brigham Young
(June 1, 1801 – August 29, 1877)

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Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco
(July 24, 1783 – December 17, 1830)

 
Simon Bolivar,known as El Libertador, was a Venezuelan military and political
leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Bolivia,
Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Panama as sovereign states, independent of
Spanish rule.


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The Apollo 11 astronauts splashed down safely in the Pacific
Ocean on this day in 1969.

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The Apollo 11 crew stand next to their spacecraft on the deck of
the recovery ship U.S.S. Hornet.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Alexander P. Butterfield (above) informed the Senate committee investigating the Watergate affair of the existence of President
Nixon’s recorded White House tapes on this day in 1973.

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It was on this day in 1999.

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Martha Stewart was convicted of insider trading and sent to jail
on this day in 2004. She is shown above with U.S. marshals, as
they leave the Manhattan federal court in New York.
 

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On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 blasted off from Cape Kennedy, FL,
and began the first manned mission to land on the moon.

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Apollo 11 Astronauts from left: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins &
Buzz Aldrin.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Sam Phillips (left) of Sun  Record Company and Elvis Presley.

Elvis Presley’s first commercial recording session took place in Memphis, TN
on this day in 1954.. He recorded "That’s All Right (Mama)" and "Blue Moon
of Kentucky” at Sun Studios. 

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The bikini bathing suit, created by Louis Reard, made its debut
during a fashion show at the Molitor Pool in Paris on this  day
in 1946. Micheline Bernardini (above) wore the two-piece outfit.

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Arthur Ashe became the first black man to win a Wimbledon singles
title when he defeated Jimmy Connors on this  day in 1975.  

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Arthur Robert Ashe Jr.
(July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993)

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Larry Doby signed a contract with the Cleveland Indians, becoming
the first black player in the American League on this day in 1947.

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
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Lawrence Eugene Doby
(December 13, 1923 – June 18, 2003)

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Theodore Samuel Williams
(August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002)

Williams is regarded as one of the greatest players in
baseball history. Williams retired from playing in 1960
and was inducted into the
Baseball Hall of Fame in
1966.

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MIKE GRACIA

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President Nixon and White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman
discussed a plan to use the CIA to obstruct the FBI’s Watergate investigation.

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

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It was on this day in 1995.

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Jonas Edward Salk (October 28, 1914 – June 23, 1995)

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1972.

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The British took Bunker Hill outside of Boston on this day.

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On this day in 1994.

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Kate Smith (Kathryn Elizabeth Smith)
(May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986)


Kate Smith was known as The First Lady of Radio, who is remembered 
for her rendition of
Irving Berlin‘s "God Bless America". She had
a
radio
, television, and recording career spanning five decades.


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