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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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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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RECAPPING PAST WORLD NEWS

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Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004)

Ronald Reagan served as the 40th President of the United States
from 1981 to 1989. Prior to the presidency, he was a
Hollywood
actor and union leader before serving as the
33rd Governor of
California
from 1967 to 1975.

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First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton formally declared that she was
a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat from the state of New York on
this day in 2000.

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George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George)  
(December 14, 1895 – February 6, 1952)

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Britain’s King George VI died on this day in 1952. His daughter,
Elizabeth II, succeeded him.

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

Babe Ruth was a professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball  spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The
Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar
left-handed
pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame
as a slugging
outfielder for the New York Yankees.

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Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981)

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an
international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly
reggae,
ska and rocksteady in his compositions.

Marley died of skin cancer at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami
(now
University of Miami Hospital), aged 36. The spread of cancer
to his lungs and brain caused his death. His final words to his son
Ziggy were… "Money can’t buy life”.

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Bob Marley Statue at Celebrity Park, Kingston, Jamaica.

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FILIBUSTER RECORD ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Senator Strom Thurmond of
South Carolina set a filibuster record
when he spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes in an attempt to kill
the Civil Rights Act of 1957. Thurmond died in his sleep on June
26, 2003, at 9:45 p.m. of
heart failure at a hospital in Edgefield,
South Carolina. He was 100 years old. Thurmond was the longest-
serving senator in history.

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James Strom Thurmond
(December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003)

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LOOKING BACK AT PAST NEWS

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MIKE GRACIA

 

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Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004)

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George Herman "Babe" Ruth (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948)

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