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On this day in 1957, nine black students attempt to attend
Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. The situation
turned
potentially violent and President Eisenhower sent in
the national Guard to escort the students to school.


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The Ford Motor Company began selling the Edsel on this day in
1957. The car was so unpopular that it was taken off the market
only two years.

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Los Angeles, CA, was founded by Spanish settlers on this day in
1781. The original name was "El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora La Reina
de Los Angeles de Porciuncula," which translates as "The Town of
the Queen of Angels."

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Statue depicting Governor Felipe de Neve, in Los Angeles Plaza.

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On this day in 1888, George Eastman registered the name "Kodak"
and patented his roll-film camera (below). The camera took 100 exposures per roll.

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The original Kodak camera, introduced by George Eastman.

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George Eastman (July 12, 1854 – March 14, 1932)

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On this day in 1972, swimmer Mark Spitz captured his seventh
Olympic gold medal in the 400-meter medley relay event at
Munich, Germany. Spitz was the first Olympian to win seven
gold medals.

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Mark Andrew Spitz turned 67 on February 10.

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is 36 today.


Beyoncé is a  former member of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child who
also became a widely successful solo artist. She has won a total of 22
Grammy Awards for songs such as "Single Ladies," "Drunk in Love"
and "Crazy in Love."  She won her first school talent show with her
rendition of "Imagine" by
John Lennon.

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On this day in 1944, Paris, France, was liberated by Allied forces
ending four years of German occupation.

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Captain Matthew Webb (above) swam from Dover, England, to
Calais, France making him the first person to swim the English
Channel on this day in 1875. The feat took about 22 hours.

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Engraving depicting the completion of the ‘First Swim Across The English Channel”.

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Captain Matthew Webb (1848 – 1883)  

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It was on this day in 1985.

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Kinsey died on this in 1956 at the age of 62. The cause of death was reported to be a heart ailment and pneumonia.

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Sean Connery as agent Bond, James Bond.

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Sir Thomas Sean Connery is 87 years old today.

Iconic Scottish actor Sean Connery starred as secret agent 007
James Bond in seven films from 1962 to 1983, including Dr. No,
From Russia with Love and Goldfinger. He earned an Academy
Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the 1987 gangster
film The Untouchables and also played prominent roles in the
films The Hunt for Red October (1990), The Rock (1996), and
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).
 

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Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick MacManus) is 63 years old today.

Singer-songwriter Elvis Costello has contributed to the proto-new wave and
punk movements with such songs as "Pump it Up" and "Allison." He released
his debut album My Aim is True in 1976. His group Elvis Costello and the
Attractions were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

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Leonard Bernstein  (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990)

Leonard Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer,
and pianist. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to
receive worldwide acclaim. According to music critic Donal Henahan, he was
"one of the most prodigiously talented and successful musicians in American
history."      

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Bruce Springsteen‘s album "Born to Run" was released on this day 
in 1975.

Born to Run is the third studio album by singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen. The
album was a commercial success, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200
and eventually selling six million copies in the U.S. It has since been considered
y critics to be one of the greatest albums in popular music.

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Sir Thomas Sean Connery is 86 years old today.

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