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President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in Warm Spring, GA. on this
day in 1945. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63. Harry
S. Truman (below) became president.

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Truman (left) being sworn as the 33rd president of the United
States.

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Fort Sumter was shelled by Confederacy, starting America’s Civil
War on this day in 1861.

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Soviet Yuri Alexeyevich Gagarin became first man to orbit the Earth
on this day in 1961.

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On this day in 1981, the space shuttle Columbia blasted off from
Cape Canaveral, FL, on its first test flight. It orbits Earth 37 times
before landing.

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Commander John W. Young, left, and Pilot Robert L. Crippen.

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David Letterman retired as host of “The Late Show” on May 20,
2015.

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David Michael Letterman is 71 years old today.

David Letterman became a late night TV host during the 1982 debut of
NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman, and later hosted
The Late Show 
with David Letterman. In 2014, he announced that he would retire from
The Late Show in 2015. He once worked as a weatherman for AM radio
station WNTS and anchored on Indianapolis television station WLWI.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1951, President Harry S.Truman (above) addressed the 
Nation to announce the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur as 
head of United Nations forces in Korea.

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From left: President Harry S.Truman shakes hands with General
Douglas MacArthur at the Wake Island Conference in 1950.

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Napoleon was forced to abdicate his throne on this day in 1814. The allied European nations had marched into Paris on March 30,

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During World War II on this day in 1945, American soldiers liberated
the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in Germany.

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A group of survivors in Buchenwald at liberation.

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Free Inmates of the concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany, march to receive treatment at an American hospital after
the camp was liberated.

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On this day in 1979, Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda
as rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seized control.

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On this day in 1970, Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission to the moon
that was disrupted when an explosion crippled the spacecraft. The astronauts did return safely.

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From left to right are mission commander Jim Lovell, command
module pilot John Swigert and lunar module pilot Fred W. Haise.

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The crewmembers of Apollo 13 step aboard the USS Iwo Jima
following splashdown and recovery operations in the south
Pacific Ocean on April 17, 1970.

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MERCURY REACHED ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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On this day in 1974, Mariner 10, the U.S. space probe became the
first spacecraft to reach the planet Mercury. It had been launched
on November 3, 1973.
Mariner 10 was the first spacecraft to return
high-resolution digital color images.

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A photomosaic of Mercury images taken by Mariner 10, tinted to approximate the appearance of Mercury.

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SANDY KOZEL

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It was on this day in 1775, when American revolutionary Patrick
Henry declared, "give me liberty, or give me death!"

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The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act on this day in 1933
that effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial legislative powers.

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On this day in 1983, President Ronald Reagan first proposed development of technology to intercept enemy missiles. The
proposal became known as the Strategic Defense Initiative
and "Star Wars."

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On this day in 2001, Russia’s orbiting Mir space station plunged into
the South Pacific after its 15-years of use.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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James Cameron (above) won three awards for "Titanic," for
director, best picture (as producer) and film editing.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955) 


German-born
theoretical physicist Albert Einstein 
developed the
theory of relativity, one of the two
pillars of
modern physics and is also known for its
influence on the
philosophy of science. He received
the 1921
Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to
theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery
of the law of the
photoelectric effect".

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Quincy Delight Jones Jr. is 85 years old today.

Quincy Jones is an Influential record producer, arranger, and
musician of many film scores, classic albums, and hit songs. He
is perhaps best known for producing multiple albums by the great
Michael Jackson, including 1982’s Thriller and 1987’s Bad. He was
inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. 

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Michael Jackson (left) with “Q” (Quincy Jones).

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Sir Michael Caine (Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr.)
is 85 years old today.

Across his fifty-year career,Michael Caine has had roles in The
Cider House Rules
(1999), and The Italian Job (1969). He also

played Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred Pennyworth in The Dark
Knight Trilogy (2005 – 2012). He served in the Korean War for
the British Army and was knighted in 2000.

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Michael Caine as Alfred in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012).

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Eli Whitney received a patent for his cotton gin on this day in
1794.

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On this day in 1995, American astronaut Norman Thagard (above)
became the first American to enter space aboard a Russian rocket.

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Norman Earl Thagard will turn 75 July 3. He retired in 1996.

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