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The Spanish Civil War began on this day in 1936 as Gen. Francisco Franco (below) led an uprising of army troops based in Spanish
North Africa.

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It was on this day in 1969.

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Senator Ted Kennedy wearing a neck brace following the accident.

Senator Ted Kennedy ran his car off a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island,
killing his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne. He swam free, leaving the scene,
and did not report the accident to the police for ten hours.

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013)


South African revolutionary and politician who radically changed the
conditions of the Apartheid state of South Africa by addressing
institutionalized racism and inequality. He served 27 years in prison
and, upon his release in 1994, he became South Africa’s first black
chief executive, an office he served for five years.

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Seven year old Ricky Skaggs on television in 1961.

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Country and bluegrass singer Rickie Lee Skaggs is 64 today.


Ricky Skaggs was inducted into the
Country Music Hall of Fame this 
year. He has achieved 12 #1 hits, 8 CMA awards, and 8 ACM awards. In
1982, he became a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the youngest to ever
be inducted at that time.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1964, The Beatles made the first of three record-
breaking appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show." 73 million
people watched the show. It was their American TV debut.

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It was on this day in 1950.

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During World War II on this day in 1943, the battle of Guadalcanal
ended with an American victory over Japanese forces.

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Pictured are Japanese prisoners. The Guadalcanal campaign had
ended with the loss of nearly 30,000 Japanese soldiers.

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Yuri Andropov died on this day in 1984.

Yuri Andropov was General Secretary of the Central Committee
of the Communist Party and Chairman of the Presidium from
June 16, 1983 until his death in 1984.

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Alice Malsenior Walker is 74 today. She was born in Putnam County, Georgia.

Alice Walker is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist
who wrote the novel The Color Purple (1982) for which she won the
National
Book Award
and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. She also wrote the novels
Meridian (1976) and The Third Life of Grange Copeland (1970), among many
other works.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The
U.S. Congress on this day in 1991, passed a resolution
authorizing President Bush (below) to use military power to
force Iraq out of Kuwait.

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During World War II on this day in 1945, Soviet forces began a huge offensive against the Germans in Eastern Europe.

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Hattie W. Caraway became the first woman elected to the
U.S.
Senate on this day in 1932.

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Agatha Christie (Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller)
(September 15, 1890 – January 12, 1976) 

Christie was an English writer known for her 66 detective novels 
and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around 
around her fictional detectives
Hercule Poirot
and Miss Marple.

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The sitcom "All In the Family" debuted on CBS-TV on this day in 1971. It ran
for nine seasons till April 1979. The following September, it was replaced by

“Archie Bunker’s Place
”, which picked up where “All in the Family” had
ended and ran for four more seasons.

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Archie and Edith Bunker ( Carroll O’Connor – Jean Stapleton)

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On this day in 1954, the U.S. Senate voted to condemn Sen. Joseph
R. McCarthy for what it called "conduct that tends to bring the
Senate into dishonor and disrepute." The censure  was related to McCarthy’s controversial investigation of suspected communists
in the U.S. government, military and civilian society.

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A self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction was demonstrated by Dr.
Enrico Fermi (below) and his staff at the University of Chicago on
this day in 1942.

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On this day in 2001, Enron Corp. filed for Chapter 11 reorganization
five days after Dynegy walked away from a $8.4 billion buyout. It was
the largest bankruptcy in
U.S. history.


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On this day in 1993.

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On the day in 1982, Doctors at the University of Utah implanted a permanent artificial heart in the chest of retired dentist Barney
Clark (below). He lived 112 days with the device. The operation
was the first of its kind.

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Seattle dentist Barney Clark and Dr. William C. DeVries.

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Hungary gave permission to thousands of East German refugees
and visitors to immigrate to West Germany on this day in 1989.

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On this day in 1935.

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Huey Pierce Long Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935)

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On this day in 1846, Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.

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On this day in 1955, the TV series "Gunsmoke" premiered on CBS.

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José Feliciano (
José Montserrate Feliciano García) is 72 years old
today.

Puerto Rican born singer and songwriter José Feliciano is best known for
many international hits, including his rendition of
The Doors‘ "Light My Fire"
and the best-selling
Christmas single, "Feliz Navidad". He has released many albums over the years in both English and Spanish.

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