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It was on this day in 2005.
    
    
    
    
   
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It was on this day in 1865.


John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865)

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Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began on this day in 1987 with testimony from Oliver North.

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Oliver Laurence North will be 75 in October.

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On this day in 1981, United States President Reagan announced he
was nominating
Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to become the
first female justice on the
U.S. Supreme Court.

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President Ronald W. Reagan talks with Supreme Court nominee
Sandra Day O’Conner at the White House on July 15, 1981.

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Former Beatle drummer Ringo Starr (Sir Richard Starkey) is 78 today.
 
 

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this   day in 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death
penalty could constitute "cruel and unusual punishment." The
ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws.

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Israel removed barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem on this day in 1967.

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On this day in 1995, the shuttle Atlantis and the Russian space
station Mir docked, forming the largest man-made satellite ever
to orbit the Earth.

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Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002)

Singer and actress Rosemary Clooney came to prominence
in the early 1950s with the song "
Come On-a My House",
which was followed by other pop numbers such as "
Botch-
a-Me
", "Mambo Italiano", "Tenderly", "Half as Much", "Hey
There
" and "This Ole House".

A long-time smoker, Clooney was diagnosed with lung cancer
at the end of 2001. Around this time, she gave one of her last
concerts in Hawaii, backed by the
Honolulu Symphony Pops;
her last song was "
God Bless America". Her final show was
at Red Bank New Jersey’s Count Basie Theater in December
2001. Despite
surgery, she died six months later on June 29,
2002, at her Beverly Hills home. Her nephew, actor
George
Clooney
, was a pallbearer at her funeral, which was attended
by numerous stars.

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Pallbearers carry the casket of Rosemary Clooney out of St. Patrick’s Church after funeral services in Maysville, Ky. Actor George Clooney,
at center.

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Recorded live on November 16, 2001, Released on
November 19, 2001.

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Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003)

Actress Katharine Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than
60 years. She appeared in a range of genres, from
comedy to literary drama,
and she received four
Academy Awards—a record for any performer—for
Best Actress. In 1999, Hepburn was named by the American Film Institute
as the
greatest female star of Classic Hollywood Cinema.

In 1997, Katharine Hepburn had become very weak, was speaking and eating
very little, and it was feared she would die. She showed signs of
dementia in
her final years. In May 2003, an aggressive tumor was found in Hepburn’s
neck. The decision was made not to medically intervene, and she died from
a cardiac arrest on June 29, 2003, a month after her 96th birthday at the
Hepburn family home in
Fenwick, Connecticut.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The New York Times began publishing the "Pentagon Papers" on
this day in 1971. The articles were a secret study of America’s involvement in Vietnam.

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On this day in 1967, Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall (left) was
nominated by
President Lyndon B. Johnson (right) to become the
first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The landmark "Miranda v. Arizona" decision was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court on this day in 1966 . The decision ruled that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights before
being questioned by police.

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China’s Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Chinese Christians erupted into violence on this day in 1900.

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The unmanned U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first
spacecraft to leave the solar system on this day in 1983. It was
launched in March 1972. The first up-close images of the planet
Jupiter were provided by Pioneer 10.

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Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman
(May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986)

Benny Goodman was a jazz clarinetist and bandleader
known as the "King of Swing”. He led some of the most
“popular musical groups in the mid-1930s. These bands
launched the careers of many major  jazz artists. Despite
 

increasing health problems, he continued to play until his
death from a
heart attack in New York City in 1986, at the
age of 77,

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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On this day in 1980, Mount St. Helens in Washington erupts, causing
a massive avalanche and killing 57 people on this day in 1980. Ash
from the volcanic eruption fell as far away as Minnesota. Seismic
activity at Mount St. Helens, which is 96 miles south of Seattle,
began on March 16.

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USGS geologist Don Swanson (in red) and his colleague, Jim
Moore, view a car filled with ash deposits from the eruption of
Mount St. Helens.

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On this day in 1896, the U.S. Supreme court upheld the "separate but equal" policy in the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision. The ruling was overturned 58 years later with Brown vs. Board of Education.


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Pope Saint John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła)
(May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005)

Pope John Paul was the second longest-serving pope
in history who was the leader of the Catholic Church
from 1978 to 2005. He was one of the most influential
leaders of the 20th century who worked to bring Jews,
Christians, and Muslims together. He was canonized
as a Saint in April of 2014.

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Frank Russell Capra (Francesco Rosario Capra)
(May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991)

Capra became one of America’s most influential directors during
the 1930s, winning three
Oscars from his six nominations as 
Best Director, along with three other Oscar wins from nine
nominations in other categories. Among his leading films
were It Happened One Night (1934), You Can’t Take It with You
(1938), and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington(1939);
Capra was
nominated as Best Director and as producer for Academy
Award for Best Picture on all three films, winning both
awards on the first two.


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On this day in 2003, "Les Miserables" closed after 6,680 shows and
16 years on Broadway.

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Les Misérables has been voted the greatest musical of all time in
a public poll conducted by a new online radio station dedicated
to musical theatre.

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On this day in 1972, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot by
Arthur Bremer (below) in Laurel,
MD while campaigning for the
United States presidency. Wallace was paralyzed by the shot.

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On this day in 1948, Israel was attacked by Transjordan, Egypt, Syria,
Iraq and Lebanon only hours after declaring its independence. 

    
    
    
   
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Defenders of Kibbutz Nirim in southern Israel after the battle.

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On this day in 1911, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the dissolution
of Standard Oil Company, ruling it was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act.

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Standard Oil Refinery No. 1 in Cleveland, Ohio, 1897.

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Lyman Frank Baum, author of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," was
born on this day in 1856. He wrote a total of 14 novels in the Oz
series, plus 41 other novels, 83 short stories, over 200 poems,
and at least 42 scripts.

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June Carter Cash (Valerie June Carter)
June 23, 1929 – May 15, 2003)

June Carter Cash was a singer, songwriter, actress, dancer,
comedian, and author who was a member of the
Carter
Family
and the second wife of singer Johnny Cash.

June died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 73, from
complications following heart-valve replacement surgery,
surrounded by her family including her husband of 35
years.

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Johnny and June Carter Cash.

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