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Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994)

Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from
1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only
United
States
president to do so.

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On this day in 1972, eccentric tycoon Howard Hughes
called a book by Clifford Irving a fake biography. The
book is actually the result of Irving’s lengthy research
combined with fiction. Irving and others involved in the
hoax confessed. He was sentenced to 2 1/2  years in
prison, of which he served 17 months. 

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Clifford Michael Irving (November 5, 1930 – December 19, 2017)

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Surveyor 7 landed on the Moon on this day in 1968. It
 was the seventh and last lunar lander of the American unmanned Surveyor program sent to explore the surface of the Moon. A total of 21,091 pictures were transmitted to Earth.

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Surveyor 7 (arrow) is seen sitting on the ejecta blanket of Tycho
Crater.

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The Phantom of the Opera Playbill - July 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of The Opera”
became the longest running Broadway show on this
day in 2006.

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On this day in 1968, three Apollo 8 astronauts, James A. Lovell,
William Anders and Frank Borman, reached the moon. They
orbited the moon 10 times before coming back to Earth. Seven
months later man first landed on the moon.

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From left: astronauts  William A. Anders, James A. Lovell Jr. and
Frank Borman.

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Several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social
club in Pulaski,
TN, called the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) on this day in
1865 and still exists today.

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Canadian born Reginald A. Fessenden (above) became the first
person to broadcast a human voice and music program over
radio, from Brant Rock, MA.

Coherer And Tapper - Marconi, circa 1905

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On this day in 1871, In Cairo, Egypt, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera "Aida"
had its world premiere at the Khedivial Opera House.

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Giuseppe Verdi conducting.

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The Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower went ashore for the first time
at what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts on this day in 1620.

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The Lockerbie, Scotland terrorist attack bombing of Pan Am flight 
103 occurred on this day in 1988. A total of 259 people on board the plane were killed along with 16 on the ground when large sections
of the aircraft crashed onto residential areas of
Lockerbie.

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Apollo 8
was launched on a mission to orbit the moon on this day in 1968. The craft landed safely in the Pacific Ocean on December 27.

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Apollo 8 climbs after liftoff.

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Jane Fonda 1955 senior yearbook photo.

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Jayne Seymour Fonda is 80 years old today.

Longtime actress Jane Fonda became known for her Oscar-winning performance
in the 1971 film Klute and for vocalizing her opposition to the Vietnam war. She
dropped out of Vassar College to become a fashion model. Her father is legendary
actor Henry Fonda.

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On this day in 1998, President Bill Clinton was impeached on two charges of perjury and obstruction of justice by the U.S. House of Representatives.

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General George Washington led his army of about 11,000 men to
Valley Forge,
PA, to camp for the winter on this day in 1777.

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‘The Prayer at Valley Forge’ by Arnold Friberg.

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Charles Dickens’ novel "A Christmas Carol" was first published in England on this day in 1843.

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Charles John Huffam Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870)
 
 

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Apollo 17
splashed down in the Pacific on this day in 1972, ending
the Apollo program of manned lunar landings.

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On this day in 1957, "The Music Man" opened on Broadway.

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Robert Preston Meservey  (June 8, 1918 – March 21, 1987)

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LAST APOLLO MISSION ON THIS DAY IN 1972

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Apollo 17 was the final mission of NASA‘s Apollo program. Launched at
12:33 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on December 7, 1972, with a crew made
up of Commander Eugene Cernan,
Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans,
and
Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, it was the last use of Apollo
hardware for its original purpose; after Apollo 17, extra
Apollo spacecraft
were used in the
Skylab and Apollo–Soyuz programs.

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