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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The Soviet Union, on this day in 1962, exchanged capture American
U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (above) for the Soviet spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abel (below) being held by the
U.S.

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Alleged Russian spy Rudolf Abel (right) steps down from a patrol
wagon.


The Glienicke bridge just after the Powers swap.

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Francis Gary Powers with his U-2 Reconnaissance Aircraft.

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On this day in 1992, Mike Tyson (in handcuffs) was convicted in Indianapolis of raping Desiree Washington, Miss Black American contestant.

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Arthur Miller’s "Death of a Salesman" opened at the
Morocco Theatre in New York City on this day in 1949.

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Left: Mildred Dunnock, Arthur Kennedy, Cameron Mitchell  and 
Lee J. Cobb in a scene from "Death Of A Salesman".

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Arthur Asher Miller
(October 17, 1915 – February 10, 2005)

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Thomas A. Edison announced the invention of his phonograph
on this day in 1877.

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President Richard M. Nixon‘s attorney announced the presence of        
an 18 minute gap in one of the White House tape recordings 
related to the Watergate case on this day in 1973.

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President Richard Nixon holds a press conference upon release of 
the White House tapes.

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Ottilie Lundgren, 94, of Oxford, Connecticut was the final victim
to die in America’s Anthrax scare. Four had died before her.

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On this day in 1985, former
U.S. Navy intelligence analyst Jonathan
Jay Pollard was arrested after being accused of spying for Israel. He
was later sentenced to life in prison.

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On this day in 1934, the Cole Porter musical "Anything Goes"
opened on Broadway.

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ROSS SIMPSON

 

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President George W. Bush, wearing a flight suit after landing on
the flight deck of the Abraham Lincoln in an S3–Viking aircraft.

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President George W. Bush declares the end of major combat in
Iraq on this day in 2003.

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Francis Gary Powers
(August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977)

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The Empire State Building in New York was dedicated and
opened on this day in 1931. It was 102 stories tall and was
the tallest building in the world at the time.

    

        
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"Citizen Kane," directed and starring Orson Welles, premiered
in New York on this day in 1941.

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Orson Welles arriving at the premiere of “Citizen Kane”.

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SANDY KOZEL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On this day in 1951

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On this day in 1971, Army Lt. William L. Calley Jr. was convicted of murdering at least 22 Vietnamese civilians in the March 16, 1968,
My Lai massacre. Calley ended up spending  three years under
house arrest.

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On this day in 1973 the last us troops left south Vietnam and a war,
which had lasted more than a decade.

 

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JOHN BELMONT

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Ralph Dale Earnhardt Sr. (April 29, 1951 – February 18, 2001)

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The crash that killed Dale Earnhardt (#3) in the 2001 Daytona 500.

Regarded as one of the most significant drivers in NASCAR history, Earnhardt
won a total of 76 Winston Cup races over the course of his career, including
the 1998 Daytona 500. He also won seven NASCAR Winston Cup
championships, tying for the most all-time with Richard Petty.

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John Joseph Travolta is 63 years old today.

After dropping out of high school, Travolta moved to New York and landed a
role in a touring company’s production of Grease. He made his film debut as
John in the 1975 television movie The Tenth Level.

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Mark Twain’s "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was published
in the
U.S. for the first time in 1885.

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens
(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910)

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