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On this day in 1994, Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer,
was clubbed to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate.

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The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM on this day
in 1925.

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The WSM broadcast Tower in Brentwood, TN.

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George D. Hay, original announcer of WSM’s "Barn
Dance" and later "The Grand Ole Opry," known to
his listeners as "The Solemn Old Judge."

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Uncle Jimmy Thompson (80) was the first performer on a new
show called "The WSM Barn Dance."

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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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It was on this day in 1997.

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Diana, Princess of Wales (Diana Frances Spencer)  
(July 1, 1961 – August 31, 1997)

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On this day in 1980, Poland’s Solidarity labor movement was born
with an agreement signed in Gdansk that ended a 17-day strike.

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Lech Walesa, anti-communist leader of Solidarity in Poland.

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Jack the Ripper’s first victim, Mary Ann Nichols was found dead
in London on this day in 1888.

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Mary Ann Nichols throat had been slit and her body
horribly mutilated. At the time of her death the East
London Observer guessed her age at 30-35.

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It was on this day in 1969.

Undefeated world heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano and two
other men died when their light plane apparently lost power and crashed
in a cow pasture near Newton, Iowa.

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Sir George Ivan Morrison is 83 years old today and was born in
Belfast
, Northern Ireland.

Irish musician Van Morrison is best known to American audiences for his
hits "Brown-Eyed Girl" and "Moondance." He released his 36th studio
album, Keep Me Singing, in 2016. His father’s impressive record collection
inspired him to pursue music.

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It was on this day in 1977.

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David Richard Berkowitz (Richard David Falco) turned 65 June 1st.

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It was on this day in 1969.

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FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Patricia Krenwinkel, Susan Atkins, and Leslie
Van Houten walking to court where a Los Angeles jury found them,
along with Charles,  Manson, guilty of first-degree murder and conspiracy for the Tate-LaBianca killings.

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Cult leader Charles Manson (center).

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Franklin D. Roosevelt was stricken with polio on this day in 1921. He
was left permanently paralyzed from the waist down and avoided 
being seen using his wheelchair in public, but his disability was
well known and became a major part of his image.


Roosevelt (second from left) supporting himself on crutches in 1924.

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In 1933, President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt (39) is 
pictured in his leg braces with wife Eleanor to his
right. In 1938, he founded the National Foundation
for Infantile Paralysis, leading to the development
of polio vaccines.

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The Smithsonian Institution was chartered by the U.S. Congress on
this day in 1846. The "Nation’s Attic" was made possible by $500,000 given by scientist Joseph Smithson.

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On this day in 1988, President Reagan signed a measure providing $20,000 payments to Japanese-Americans who were interned by the
U.S. government during World War II.

The first prisoners arrive in March of 1942 at the Japanese evacuee community established in Owens Valley in Manzanar, Calif.
The first prisoners arrive in March of 1942 at the Japanese evacuee community established in Owens Valley in Manzanar, Calif.

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On this day in 1987, U.S,
President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet
Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall. It was 29
months later when Gorbachev allowed Berliners to destroy the wall.

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On September 12,1990, now-former President Reagan returned
to Berlin with wife Nancy, where he personally took a few
symbolic hammer swings at a remnant of the Berlin Wall.

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On this day in 1963, Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was fatally
shot in front of his home in Jackson, MS.

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Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963)

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Byron De La Beckwith was accused of killing civil rights activist
Medgar Evers in 1963. After two trials had hung juries in 1964,
he was finally convicted of the crime in 1994. He received a life
sentence in prison where he died on January 21, 2001 at the age
of 80.

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On 12 June 1978, Berkowitz was sentenced to 25 years to life in
prison for each murder, to be served consecutively. The Serial
killer had terrorized the streets of New York City for over a year.
killing six people and leaving seven others severely injured. He
was being called the .44 Caliber Killer at the time.

 

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David Richard Berkowitz turned 65 on June 1.


In 1987, Berkowitz claimed to have become an
evangelical Christian while
in prison. According to his personal testimony, his moment of
conversion
occurred after reading
Psalm 34:6 from a Bible given to him by a fellow
inmate. He says he is no longer to be referred to as the "Son of Sam"
but the "Son of Hope".  

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum was dedicated in Cooperstown, New York on this day in 1939.

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This famous photo from the 1939 Hall of Fame dedication ceremony
is missing Ty Cobb, who received more votes than any other player
in the first election.

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