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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in
Washington,
DC
. It attracts more than 5.6 million visitors each year.

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 Photo taken by National Guard Spc. Praxedis Pineda via Flickr

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Former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones (left) sued President
Bill Clinton for sexual harassment when he was governor, alleging
he exposed himself to her in a hotel room in 1991. The Jones suit,
which went all the way to the Supreme Court, was ultimately
dismissed by a judge on the grounds Jones could not show
damages. While it was on appeal, President Clinton agreed to      
an out-of-court settlement on this day in 1998. He paid $850,000 
without admitting liability.
 

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President Clinton is shown in this video image during his deposition
Jan. 17, 1998 in the Paula Jones case,

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Paula Corbin Jones (Paula Rosalee Corbin) turned
52 September 17.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE
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During World War II on this day in 1942, naval battle of Guadalcanal
began between Japanese and American forces. The battle ended on
February 9, 1943 with the U.S. winning a major victory.
 

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U.S. Marines, with full battle gear, charge ashore on Guadalcanal
Island.

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The Washington opens fire on the Kirishima, November 15, 1942
during the Battle of Guadalcanal: painting by Lt. Dwight Shepler,
USNR.

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Neil Percival Young is 73 years old today.

Young a Canadian singer-songwriter and musician. After embarking on
a music career in the 1960s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he formed
Buffalo Springfield with Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others.

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Actress Daryl Hannah and Neil Young were married in August in
a top-secret ceremony near San Luis Obispo, California. They 
had been dating since 2014.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is 44 years old today.

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THE END OF WW I ON THIS DAY IN 1918

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A couple walking by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on May 1943.

  
Today is known as Veterans Day. It originated with Armistice Day observances marking the anniversary of the 1918 end of World War I, which became an
official holiday in the 1930s. In 1954, the U.S. Congress
officially turned
Armistice Day into Veterans Day.

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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1948, Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for
the
U.S. presidency. The Chicago Tribune published an early edition
that had the headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN." The Truman
victory surprised many polls and newspapers.

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On this day in 1945, Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California. It was the plane’s
first and only flight and never went into production.

The 300,000 pound H-4 Hercules (aka “Spruce Goose”) kicks up a wake as its eight engines attempt to lift off from Long Beach (California) Harbor on its one and only flight, November 2, 1947—more than two years after the war.
Take-off: Howard Hughes’ H-4, the "Spruce Goose."
 

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Hughes watches engineer Chal Bowen, October 31, 1947, two days before the flight as the radio operator looks on. Thirty-six people
were on board for the test flight.


Flight-deck seats, put in for military observers, seven guests from
the press corps and an additional seven industry representatives.
 

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On this day in 1959, Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant
on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been
given questions and answers in advance.


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Van Doren (at left) faces Herb Stempel (far right) on “Twenty-One,”
in 1956, under the eye of the show’s host, Jack Barry. Some fifty
million people watched the climax of their rivalry.

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Charles Lincoln Van Doren turned 92 in February.



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