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On this day in 1898, the USS Maine sank when it exploded in Havana Harbor for unknown reasons. More than 260 crew members were
killed.

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On this day in 1989, after nine years of intervention, the Soviet Union announced that the remainder of its troops had left Afghanistan.

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Red Army soldiers surrounded by foreign press wait their plane
to leave for Soviet Union.

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Born on this day in 1564.

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Susan Brownell Anthony (February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906)

Susan B. Anthony was a social reformer and women’s rights activist
who played a pivotal role in the
women’s suffrage movement.

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In 1978, President Jimmy Carter signed the bill
authorizing the Susan B. Anthony Dollar Coin. The
U.S. Mint officially released the coin on July 2, 1979.

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The "St. Valentine’s Day Massacre" took place in Chicago, IL. on
this day in 1929.  Seven gangsters who were rivals of Al Capone
(below) were killed.

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A re-enactment of the St. Valentine’s Day massacre.  

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Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947)

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On this day in 1989, Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini called on Muslims
to kill author Salman Rushdie (below).

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Salman Rushdie’s fourth novel, The Satanic Verses (1988), was
the center of a major controversy, provoking protests from
Muslims in several countries.

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On this day in 2002, former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic began his defense against war crimes charges.

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Dolly died on this day in 2003.

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Dolly the Sheep is now a stuffed specimen, standing inside a glass
showcase at the National Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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In Flemington, New Jersey on this day in 1935, a jury found Bruno Richard Hauptmann (center) guilty of the kidnapping and death of
the infant son of Charles and Anne Lindbergh. Hauptmann was
later executed for the crimes.

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Charles Lindbergh, JR.

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During World War II, Allied aircraft began bombing the German city
of Dresden on this day in 1945.

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Dresden WW2 bombing raids killed 25,000 people.

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On this day in 1984, Konstantin Chernenko was chosen to be
general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central
Committee, succeeding the late Yuri Andropov.

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English singer-songwriter, and record producer Peter Brian Gabriel
is 68 years old today.

Gabriel rose to fame as the original lead singer and flautist of the progressive
rock band Genesis. After leaving Genesis in 1975, he launched a successful 
solo career with "Solsbury Hill" as his first single.

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Waylon Arnold Jennings (June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002)

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From left: Waylon Jennings, Tommy Allsup, and Buddy Holly.

Waylon Jennings played bass guitar for his friend Buddy Holly during the
Winter Tour in 1959. The above picture was taken the night before Buddy
died along with Richie Valens and J.P. ( Big Bopper) Richardson when their
plane crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa. Tommy Allsup died January 11, 2017
after complications from hernia surgery at age 85. He was the last surviving
member of Buddy Holly’s ‘’touring’’ Crickets on the Winter Dance Party.

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Waylon Jennings (left) with Buddy Holly in a
Grand Central Station Photo booth, January
1959
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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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Nicola Sacco (left)
 and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

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Rudolph Valentino
(Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina d’Antonguella)


(May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926)

Italian actor Rudolph Valentino starred in several well-known silent films including
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), The Sheik, Blood and Sand (1922),
The Eagle, (1925) and The Son of the Sheik (1926). He was an early pop icon, a
sex symbol of the 1920s, who was known as the "Latin lover".  He had applied for U.S.citizenship shortly before his untimely death from Pleuritis, an inflammation of 
of the membranes that surround the lungs. He was 31.   

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Rudolph Valentino and Vilma Banky.

   

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