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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1938, Orson Welles’ "The War of the Worlds" aired on
CBS radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners.

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Welles takes questions from reporters at a press conference the day
after the broadcast, on October 31, 1938. He told them that no one connected with the broadcast had any idea it would cause panic.

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George Orson Welles
(May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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In London on this day in 2003, the last commercial supersonic
Concorde flight landed.

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"The Last Touchdown." (With British: ‘Union Jack’ Flag & American: ‘Stars & Stripes’ Flag.)

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On this day in 2002, The D.C. Sniper suspects were caught at
Myersville rest stop. Law enforcement officers search the car
that John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo were in when
police arrested them at the rest stop along I-70.  

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John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo.

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"The Bushmaster rifle used by convicted sniper John Allen
Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo is seen at the Montgomery
County Judicial Center after it was entered into evidence
during the murder trial.

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The United Nations officially came into existence on this day in 1945, when representatives of 50 countries met in San Francisco at the
United Nations Conference on International Organization
to draw
up the
United Nations Charter.

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SIGOURNEY WEAVER IS 69 TODAY

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Susan Alexandra "Sigourney" Weaver

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Sigourney Weaver played the resourceful action hero Ellen Ripley (above) in the Alien film franchise beginning in 1979. She also
played Dana Barrett in
Ghostbusters
(1984) and Ghostbusters II
(1989) and Dr.
Grace
Augustine in Avatar (2009). 



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TIM MAGUIRE

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Victims bodies are carried from the wreckage of the 1900 hurricane in Galveston.

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On this day in 1966, NBC-TV aired the first episode of "Star Trek"
entitled "The Man Trap". The series was canceled on September 2,
1969.

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It was on this day in 2005.

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On this day in 1996, President Bill Clinton signed legislation that
ended guaranteed cash payments to the poor and demanded work
from recipients.

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It was on this day in 1989.

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