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ED DANAHUE

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Approximately 600 people died when fire broke out at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, IL. on this day in 1903. The theater was billed
as being fire proof, much the same way the Titanic was said to be 
unsinkable. The fire one of the most horrific events in Chicago’s
history.


Drawing depicts the scene inside the lobby when fire broke out in the
Iroquois Theater.

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On this day in 1936, the United Auto Workers union staged its first
sit-down strike, at the Fisher Body Plant in Flint,
MI. The Flint Sit
Down Strike is known as the most important strike in American
history
because it changed the United Automobile Workers (UAW)

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The UAW was founded as part of the
Congress of Industrial Organizations
(CIO) in the 1930s and grew rapidly
from 1936 to the 1950s.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1901, President William McKinley (below) died of
gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. His Vice President,
Theodore Roosevelt (above) succeeded him at age 43.     

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
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William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901)

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The assassination of McKinley occurred on September 6, 1901.

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It was on this day in 1982 Grace Kelly died of severe head injuries.


Photo of the crashed car after dropping more than
100 feet over a retaining wall.

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Spectators view the site of the car crash.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was announced by President Truman on this day in 1945, Japan
had surrendered unconditionally. The surrender ended World War II.


Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu signs the 
their  Instrument of Surrender on board USS Missouri as General
Richard K. Sutherland watches, September 2, 1945.

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It was on this day in 2003.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act into
law on this day in 1935. The act created unemployment insurance
and pension plans for the elderly.

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On this day in 1969, British troops arrived in Northern Ireland to
intervene in sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman
Catholics.

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Operation Banner

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Lech Walesa

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Stephen Glenn Martin is 73 years old today. Born in Waco, Texas.

Comedian, actor and musician Steve Martin is best known films include 
The Jerk (1979), Father of the Bride (1991), Roxanne (1987), Three Amigos
(1986), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988) and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles 
(1987).
He hosted the Academy Awards in 2001, 2003 and 2010 and he has
hosted
NBC’s Saturday Night Live on a number of occasions

While he has played banjo since an early age, and included music in his
comedy routines from the beginning of his professional career, he has
increasingly dedicated his career to music since the 2000s, acting less
and spending much of his professional life playing banjo, recording,
and touring with various bluegrass acts, including
Earl Scruggs.

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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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During the U.S. Civil War on this day in 1862, about 14,000 soldier’s 
of the Confederate army surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at
Fort Donelson,
TN.

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The operator of a crematory in Noble, GA, was arrested on this day in 2002, after dozens of corpses were found stacked in storage sheds
and scattered around in the surrounding woods.

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Ray Brent Marsh addresses the court during sentencing proceedings
in Walker County Court in LaFayette, Ga.

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John Demjanjuk (above) went on trial in Jerusalem on this day in
1987. He was accused of being "Ivan the Terrible", a guard at the Treblinka concentration camp. He was convicted, but the Israeli
Supreme Court overturned the ruling.

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Former prison camp guard John Demjanjuk. 

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On this day in 1968, America’s first 911 emergency telephone
system was inaugurated in Haleyville,
AL.

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Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite (right) went to City Hall
and called U.S. Representative Tom Bevill at the local police station
for the first 911 call.
  

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On this day in 2005, The NHL announced the cancellation
of the 2004-2005 season due to a labor dispute. It was the
first time a major sports league in North America lost an
entire season to a labor dispute.

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National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman
announced the cancellation of the 2004-05 season.

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