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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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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The United Nations (UN) was formally established on this day in 1945. less
than a month after the end of World War II. The Charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and by a
majority of other signatories.

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President Dwight D. Eisenhower (left) vowed to end the Korean War
on this day in 1952.

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       D .C . Sniper Suspects Arrested on this day in 2002.

    
    
   

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


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The Crew marks Concorde’s final supersonic trip.

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On this day in 2005.

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks
(February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)


Rosa Parks was an
activist in the Civil Rights Movement,
whom the
United States Congress called "the first lady
of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom movement".

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Eugene Wesley Roddenberry (August 19, 1921 – October 24, 1991)

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On this day in 1962, President Kennedy went on radio and television to inform
the United States about his order to send
U.S.forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the
island.

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On this day in 1979, the ousted Shah of Iran, Mohammad Riza
Pahlavi (below), was allowed into the
U.S.
for medical treatment.

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It was on this day in 1931.

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The body of gangster Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd is shown propped
on a slab in the county morgue in East Liverpool, Ohio.

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On this day in 2002, bus driver Conrad Johnson was shot at 5:56 a.m. while standing on the steps of his bus at the 14100 block of Grand Pre Road in
Aspen Hill, Maryland. He was the last victim in the D.C. Sniper shootings.

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The snipers

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Pablo Casals (Pau Casals i Defilló)
(December 29, 1876 – October 22, 1973)

Pablo Casals was a cellist, composer, and conductor from Catalonia,
Spain. He is generally regarded as the pre-eminent cellist of the first
half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest cellists of all time. He
made many recordings throughout his career and was awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 by President John F. Kennedy.

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Camille Bohannon

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It was on this day in 1968.

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It began on this day in 1967.

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U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall (above) gave a speech
at Harvard University in which he outlined what became to known
as the Marshall Plan on this day in 1947.


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The first case of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
was observed clinically on this day in 1981.   

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