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The shooting rampage was on this day in 1966.

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On this day in 1914, Germany declared war on Russia at the start 
of World War I.

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‘A Berlin crowd listens as a German officer reads the Kaiser’s order
for mobilization on 1st August 1914′.

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Adolf Hitler (second from right) presided over the Olympic games as
they opened in Berlin on this day in 1936.

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African American Jesse Owens was the star of Berlin, becoming
the first American in Olympic track and field history to win four
gold medals at a single Games. He won the 100-yard dash, the
long jump, 200-yard dash and the 4×100-yard relay.

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In Warsaw, Poland, an uprising against Nazi occupation began on
this day in 1944. The revolt continued until October 2 when Polish
forces surrendered.

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German Troops set fire to a village in Poland.

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Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)

Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet
of the
American Renaissance period. His best known works
include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences
in
Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851).

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MTV made its debut at 12:01am on this day in 1981. The first
video to be shown was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the
Buggles.

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"Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll". Those were the words TV audiences heard on August 1, 1981 when a brand new channel
called Music Television launched.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Marilyn Monroe performed a sultry rendition of "Happy Birthday" for President John F. Kennedy (below). The event was a fund-raiser at
New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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Malcolm X  (Malcolm Little) (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965)

Iconic Muslim minister, leader of the Nation of Islam, and human rights
activist, Malcom X spoke out against disenfranchisement of African
Americans and white supremacy.  His autobiography, published shortly
after his assassination in 1965, is considered one of the most important
nonfiction books of the 20th century. 
 
 

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John and Jacqueline Kennedy.

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Aristotle and Jacqueline Onassis.

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Jacqueline Lee Kennedy Onassis (Bouvier)  
(July 28, 1929 – May 19, 1994)

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In Massapequa, NY. on this day in 1992, Mary Jo Buttafuoco
was shot and seriously wounded by Amy Fisher. Fisher was
her husband Joey’s teen-age lover.

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Amy Elizabeth Fisher will be 44 on August 21. 

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Mary Jo and her husband Joey Buttafuoco.

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Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend is 73 years old today.

Pete Townshend is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and
multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist, backing
vocalist, and principal songwriter for the rock band
the Who. His
career with the Who spans over 50 years, during which time the
band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of
the 20th century.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Adolf Hitler
(April 20, 1889 – April 30, 1945)

Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi
Party
Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader")
of
Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World
War II in Europe
with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and
was central to
the Holocaust.

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Auschwitz concentration camp, the largest mass murder site in
human history.

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It was on this day in 1999.

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The "El Dorado" arriving with Cuban refugees during the Mariel
Boatlift which began on this day in 1980.

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Ted Williams made his baseball debut on this day in 1939.

Williams played his entire 19-year Major League Baseball career as a left
fielder
for the Boston Red Sox from 1939 to 1960, only interrupted by time
in the service during World War ll and the Korean War. Nicknamed "The
Kid", "The Splendid Splinter", "Teddy Ballgame", "The Thumper",
and
"The Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived", Williams is regarded as one of the

greatest players in baseball history.

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Theodore (Ted) Samuel Williams (August 30, 1918 – July 5, 2002)

 

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Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005)

Luther Vandross was a singer, songwriter and record producer. Throughout
his career, Vandross was an in-demand background vocalist for several
different artists including
Judy Collins, Chaka Khan, Bette Midler, Diana
Ross
, David Bowie, Barbra Streisand, Ben E. King, and Donna Summer. He
later became a lead singer of the group
Change, which released its gold-
certified debut album, The Glow of Love, in 1980 on
Warner Bros. Records.

After Vandross left the group, he was signed to Epic Records as a solo artist
and released his debut solo album, Never Too Much, in 1981. During his
career,
Vandross sold over 35 million records worldwide, and received
Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four different
times. He won a total of four Grammy Awards in
2004 including the Grammy
Award for
Song of the Year
for a song recorded not long before his death,
"
Dance with My Father”.

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DAVID MELENDY

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In Blacksburg, VA, on this day in 2007, a student killed 33 people at Virginia Tech before killing himself.

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The 23-year-old student gunman Seung-Hui Cho.

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In Texas City, TX. on this day in 1947, the French ship Grandcamp, carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer, caught fire and blew up, leaving
576 people dead.

    
   
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On this day in 1917, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin returned to Russia to start Bolshevik Revolution after years of exile.

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Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin (April 16, 1889 – December 25, 1977)

Comedic silent film icon Charlie Chaplin gained world fame for portraying
his character, The Tramp (1915) and starred in
The Great Dictator (1940)
and
Modern Times. He had a career that lasted over 75 years, and became
one of the most important people in film history.

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On this day in 1996, Britain’s Prince Andrew and his wife, Sarah, the Duchess of York, announced that they were in the process of getting
a divorce.

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The Rolling Stones released their debut album on this day in 1964.

   

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Michael Jordan played his last NBA game on this day in 2003.

Michael Jordan, who was on the bench and unlikely to enter the game,
was re-inserted into the line-up by Washington Wizards coach Doug
Collins with 2:35 left in the fourth quarter after the crowd of 20,000+
chanted Michael’s name.

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On this day in 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death
inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.

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From left: Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone.

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Dan White

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On this day in 1973, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford 
as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew (below).

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From left: Gerald Ford and President Richard Nixon.

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French surgeons performed the world’s first face transplant on this
day in 2005. The patient, a 38-year-old woman, had been gravely disfigured by her dog, which had been trying to revive her after a
suicide attempt.

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Isabelle Dinoire’s first public appearance since her partial face transplant. 

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