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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1977.

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Forest Hill Cemetery.

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Sports Illustrated was published for the first time on this day in
1954. It was claimed that 250,000 subscriptions had been sold
before the first issue came off of the presses.

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Madonna Louise Ciccone is 60 years young today.

Pop icon and diva Madonna was one of the most prominent faces in
music during the 1980’s. She has sold over 300 million albums across
the world. Her best known songs include "
Like A Virgin," "Papa Don’t
Preach
," and "4 Minutes."  

She grew up in an Italian-American household and was a straight A
student, as well as
a cheerleader, in high school. After earning a degree
from the
University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, she
moved to New York City to pursue dance.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain with three ships on this day
in 1492. The voyage led him to what is now known as the Americas.

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On this day in 1914, Germany declared war on France. The next day World War I began when Britain declared war on Germany.

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Alger Hiss (above) was a government official who was accused
of being a
Soviet spy on this day in 1948. His case became one 
of the defining – and still highly controversial – episodes of the
Cold War.

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Whittaker Chambers is seated on the left in the above photo.

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On this day in 1981, U.S. traffic controllers with the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO), went on strike. They were
fired just as
President Ronald Reagan had warned.

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) was founded on this day
in 1949.

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Singer Tony Bennett (Anthony Dominick Benedetto) is 92 today.

Tony Bennett is known for his renditions of show tunes, jazz, and popular
songs like "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Rags to Riches."

He dropped out of school to work as a copy boy in order to help support
his family. He was a painting and music student at New York’s School of
Industrial Art.

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MIKE GRACIA

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The shooting rampage was on this day in 1966.

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On this day in 1914, Germany declared war on Russia at the start 
of World War I.

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‘A Berlin crowd listens as a German officer reads the Kaiser’s order
for mobilization on 1st August 1914′.

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Adolf Hitler (second from right) presided over the Olympic games as
they opened in Berlin on this day in 1936.

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African American Jesse Owens was the star of Berlin, becoming
the first American in Olympic track and field history to win four
gold medals at a single Games. He won the 100-yard dash, the
long jump, 200-yard dash and the 4×100-yard relay.

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In Warsaw, Poland, an uprising against Nazi occupation began on
this day in 1944. The revolt continued until October 2 when Polish
forces surrendered.

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German Troops set fire to a village in Poland.

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Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)

Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet
of the
American Renaissance period. His best known works
include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences
in
Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851).

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MTV made its debut at 12:01am on this day in 1981. The first
video to be shown was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the
Buggles.

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"Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll". Those were the words TV audiences heard on August 1, 1981 when a brand new channel
called Music Television launched.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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It was on this day in Seneca Falls.

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It was on this day in 1993.

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (DADT), the official United States policy on gays serving
in the military was announced by President Bill Clinton (below). It allowed
closeted members of the military to serve, while prohibiting those in the
military who were openly gay to serve. Prior to “don’t ask, don’t tell,” there
had been an outright ban on gays in the military.

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Apollo 11 entered lunar orbit on this day in 1969.

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Daedalus Crater was one of the sights seen as Apollo 11’s command module passed over the far side of the moon.

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Baseball’s career hit leader Pete Rose (left) was sentenced on this
day in 1990 to five months in a Federal correctional institution for
filing false income-tax returns.
The sentence did not permit parole,
so Rose would serve the full term.

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Peter Edward Rose Sr. also known by his nickname "Charlie
Hustle", turned 77 on April 14.

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A total 55 countries joined the boycott of the opening ceremony
in Moscow which began on this day in 1980.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1996.

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Wreckage from the front portion of the TWA Flight 800 Boeing 747 on display in its reconstructed state in 1997.

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The cockpit of TWA Flight 800 is lowered at the U.S. Coast Guard
station at Shinnecock Inlet in Hampton Bays, N.Y.

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The Russian Imperial Romanov family (Tsar Nicholas II, his
wife
Tsarina Alexandra and their five children Olga, Tatiana,
Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei) and all those who chose to
accompany them into imprisonment were shot,
bayoneted
and
clubbed to death in Yekaterinburg on this day in 1918
by several Bolshevik troops under the orders of the Ural
Regional Soviet and according to instructions by Lenin.

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A drawing of the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family.

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The room in the Ipatiev House, Yekaterinburg, where the Russian
royal family was brutally murdered.

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Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA. on this day in 1955.

Disneyland theme park is now divided into 8 extravagantly themed
lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s
Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and
Adventureland.

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Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)

Sleeping Beauty's castle in Fantasyland is overrun by children crossing drawbridge over moat. Inside, Disney plnas a model torture chamber.

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Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled to
Miami, Florida in exile on this day in 1979.


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Somoza talks to the press after fleeing to safety in Miami.

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An Apollo spaceship (left) docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit
on this day in 1975. It was the first link up between the U.S. and
Soviet Union.

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It was on this day in 1961.

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Coltrane’s first recordings were made when he was
a sailor.

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John William Coltrane  (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967)

John Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer, also
known as "Trane". Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in
his career,Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was later at
the forefront of free jazz. He died of liver cancer at a Hospital in New
York on July 17, 1967, at the age of 40.

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