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Harry S. Truman holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with the incorrect headline

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

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President Truman (right) on his campaign train whistle-stop.

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On this day in 1963, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was
assassinated in a military coup.

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Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in
California on this day in 1947. It was the plane’s first and only
flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of
the spruce used to build it, never went into production.

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The H-4 today is in McMinnville, Oregon, at the
Evergreen Air and
Space Museum
, about an hour outside of Portland.

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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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Charles Lincoln Van Doren turned 91 in Feb.   

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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It was on this day in 1983.

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President Ronald Reagan

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On this day in 1956.

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A Sony tape recorder used to tape conversations in the White House.

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Former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling, who gained
infamy as the man who orchestrated the largest corporate
fraud in history, was sentenced to more than 24 years in
jail on this day in 2006.
   

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John William Carson
(October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)

Also known as the Elvis of hosting, Johnny Carson was an Emmy-
winning face of NBC’s Tonight show from 1961 to 1992.

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Camille Bohannon

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On this day in 2002, congress gave  Authorization
for Use of Military Force Against Iraq.

   
    

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It was on this day 2002, when former President Jimmy Carter won
the Nobel Peace Prize.  

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The accusations were made by Anita Hill on this day in 1991.

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Anita Hill turned 61 in July.

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Clarence Thomas became 69 years old in June.

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"Saturday Night Live" was broadcast for the first time on this
day in 1975. George Carlin (below) was the guest host.

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SNL, 1975
Members of the original Saturday Night Live cast during the show’s
1975 season.

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MIKE  GRACIA

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On this day in 20001, the U.S. and Great Britain began airstrikes in Afghanistan
in response to that state’s support of terrorism and Osama bin Laden. The act
was the first military action taken in response to the terrorist attacks on the
U.S. on September 11, 2001. 

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On this day in 1985.

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On this day in 1991.

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Clarence Thomas turned 69 on June  23.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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The musical "Cats" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on this day
in 1982. In 1997 the show became the longest running show in
Broadway history.

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John J Mellencamp  (John Cougar Mellencamp) is 66 today.

Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp is best known for his #1 hit song,
"Jack & Diane." He has been nominated for more than ten Grammy
Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton’s Grand Jury testimony in the
Monica Lewinsky scandal is aired on national television.

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The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
is a
children’s fantasy
novel
by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published on
this day in 1937 to wide critical acclaim, being nominated for
the
Carnegie Medal and awarded a prize from the New York
Herald Tribune
for best juvenile fiction.

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (January 3, 1892 – September 2,1973)

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On this day in 1970,  "NFL Monday Night Football" made its debut on
ABC-TV. The game was between the Cleveland Browns and the New
York Jets. The Browns won 31-21.


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The booth team: Howard Cosell, Keith Jackson and Don Meredith.

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Sandra Day O’Connor was confirmed as the first woman to serve as a
Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on this day in 1981. President Ronald
(above) made the appointment.

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Sandra Day O’Connor turned 87 in March.

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Stephen Edwin King is 70 years old today.

Author Stephen King‘s bestselling horror, science fiction, and suspense
novels include Carrie, The Shining, Misery, and The Dark Tower series. His numerous literary honors include a
Bram Stoker Award, an O. Henry Award,
and a National Book Foundation Medal.

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William (Bill) James Murray is 67 years old today.

Comedian and actor Bill Murray was nominated for an Academy
Award for Best Actor for his starring role in the 2003 film Lost
in Translation. Murray’s best known films include Caddyshack,
Ghostbusters, and Groundhog Day. Prior to his film career, he
was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1977 to 1980. In
his youth, he worked as a golf caddy to fund his high school
education. Bill began taking pre-med courses at Regis University
in Denver, Colorado, but dropped out.

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From Caddyshack, 1980.

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Bill Murry in the 1993 comedy Groundhog Day.

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From Goastbusters, 1984.

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