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The Reichstag, Germany’s parliament building in Berlin, was set
afire on this day in 1933. The Nazis accused Communist for the
fire.

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Firemen surveying the ruins following the Reichstag fire.

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President George H.W. Bush announced live on television on this
day in 1991, "Kuwait is liberated."

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Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor  (27 February 1932 – 23 March 2011)

Better known as Liz Taylor, she was a glamorous movie actress who
starred in numerous films during Hollywood’s Golden Age. She was
in 11 films with
Richard Burton, including Who’s Afraid of Virginia
Woolf?
(1966). She made her motion picture debut at the age of nine
in Universal’s There’s One
Born Every Minute (1942). 

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Fred McFeely Rogers
(March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003)

Fred Rogers was a popular television personality, musician, puppeteer,
writer,
and producer, as well as a Presbyterian minister. He was famous
for creating, hosting, and composing the theme music for the
educational preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood (1968–2001),
which featured his kind-hearted, grandfatherly personality, and the
directness to his young audiences.

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Several thousand people gather in the Daley Center

Several thousand people gather in the Daley Center Plaza in downtown Chicago on Sept. 14, 2001, for a memorial service to honor those killed
in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Cities across the country held similar
events after President George W. Bush declared Sept. 14 a day of
prayer.

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President George W. Bush’s Remarks At Ground Zero September 14, 2001.

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After President William McKinley died of gunshot wounds inflicted
by an assassin, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt, at age 42,
succeeded him on this day in 1901.

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On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star-Spangled
Banner," a poem originally known as "Defense of Fort McHenry,"
after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, MD,
during the War of 1812 (above). The song became the official U.S. national anthem on March 3, 1931.

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On this day in 1982.

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It was announced on this day in 1994, that the season was over for
the National Baseball League on the 34th day of the players strike
and the final days of the regular season were canceled.

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Margaret Higgins Sanger (Margaret Louise Higgins)
(September 14, 1879 – September 6, 1966) 

Margaret Sanger was an American birth control activist, sex
educator, eugenicist, writer, and nurse. Sanger popularized
the term "birth control", opened the first birth control clinic in
the United States, and established organizations that evolved
into the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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SINGER PAUL ANKA IS 76 TODAY

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Paul Albert Anka was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Anka released hits like "Put Your Head
on my Shoulder" "You Are My Destiny" and "Diana." He wrote music for
Tom Jones, including his biggest hit "She’s a Lady."

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SINGER/SONGWRITER DIED AT 82


Bonny "Mack" Rice (November 10, 1933 – June 27, 2016)


Sometimes credited as Sir Mack Rice, the songwriter and singer died at
his Detroit home on June 27 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
 
His best-known composition, and biggest hit as a solo performer, was
"Mustang Sally." He also wrote "Respect Yourself" with Luther Ingram.

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SINGER RANDY NEWMAN IS 72 TODAY


Randall Stuart "Randy" Newman was born in Los Angeles, California.

Singer/songwriter, composer, and arranger Randy Newman composed the 
music for Toy Story in 1995. He has won two Academy Awards, and has
been nominated for twenty. In 2007, he was inducted as a Disney Legend.

His early songs were recorded by Gene Pitney, Jerry Butler, Petula Clark,
Dusty Springfield, Jackie DeShannon, the O’Jays and The Fleetwoods,
among others. Newman has credited The Fleetwoods with giving him his
first national break when the trio recorded his song, "They Tell Me It’s
Summer", as the B-side of one of their eleven hit singles.

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