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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1963, a bomb explodes during Sunday morning services in
the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham,
Alabama, killing four young
girls.

With its large African-American congregation, the 16th Street Baptist Church
served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr.,
who once called Birmingham a “symbol of hardcore resistance to integration.” Alabama’s governor, George Wallace, made preserving racial segregation one
of the central goals of his administration. Birmingham had one of the most
violent and lawless chapters of the
Ku Klux Klan.

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On this day in 1950 During the Korean War, U.S. Marines land at Inchon on
the west coast of Korea, 100 miles south of the 38th parallel and just 25 miles
from Seoul. The location had been criticized as too risky, but U.N. Supreme Commander
Douglas MacArthur (below) insisted on carrying out the landing.


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General Douglas MacArthur (center) observes the shelling of
lightly defended Incheon from the U.S. Navy amphibious force
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ED DANAHUE

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Huey Pierce Long Jr.
died on this day in 1935.

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Carl Austin Weiss Sr.
(December 6, 1906 – September 8, 1935)


Weiss was a physician from
Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, who assassinated Senator Long.


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José Feliciano (José Monserrate Feliciano García) is 73 today.

José Feliciano, who was born blind, is a Puerto Rican guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known for many international hits, including his rendition
of
The Doors

"
Light My Fire" and the best-selling Christmas single, "Feliz Navidad." He
has released many albums over the years in both
English
and Spanish.

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Tim maguire
TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1901, President William McKinley was shot and
mortally wounded (he died eight days later) by Leon Czolgosz,
an American anarchist, was executed the following October.

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The funeral for Britain’s Princess Diana was on this day
in 1997.

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Piggly Wiggly is a supermarket chain in the Southern and Midwestern regions
of the U.S. The first outlet opened in 1916 in
Memphis, Tennessee, and is
notable for having been the first true
self-service grocery store, and the
originator of various familiar supermarket features such as checkout stands, individual item price marking and shopping carts. The current company headquarters is in
Keene, New Hampshire. Currently, more than 600
independently owned Piggly Wiggly stores operate in 17 states, primarily
in smaller cities and towns.


Piggly Wiggly founder Clarence Saunders.
(August 9, 1881 – September 23, 1953)

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George Roger Waters is 75 years old today.

Bass player, composer, vocalist Roger Waters was co-founder,
and front man of the English rock band
Pink Floyd, the group
known for songs like "Shine On You Crazy Diamond."

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DIANE KEPLY

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On this day in 1957, the Arkansas National Guard was ordered by Governor Orval Faubus to keep nine black students from going into
Little Rock’s Central High School.

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Orval Eugene Faubus (January 7, 1910 – December 14, 1994)

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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
two years later.

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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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View of a statue depicting the Governor Felipe de Neve, in Los
Angeles Plaza.

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George Eastman registered the name "Kodak" and patented his
roll-film camera on this day in 1888. The camera took 100 photos 
per roll.

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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 68 in February.

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Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter is 37 years young today.

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 2
2 Grammy Awards for songs such as "
Single Ladies (Put a Ring
on It)
," "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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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1945, Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS
Missouri,
ending World War II. The war ended six years and one day
after it began.

 

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Douglas MacArthur signs the Japanese surrender documents.

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On this day in 1864, during the U.S. Civil War, Union forces led by
Gen. William T. Sherman (below) occupied Atlanta following the
retreat of the Confederates.

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On this day in 1944, future President George Herbert Walker Bush
is serving as a torpedo bomber pilot in the Pacific theater of
World
War II
when his squadron is attacked by Japanese anti-aircraft guns
forcing Bush to bail out of the plane over the ocean. According to
the Navy’s records, Bush’s squadron was conducting a bombing
mission on a Japanese installation on the island of Chi Chi Jima in
the Pacific when they encountered heavy anti-aircraft fire. The engine
on Bush’s plane was set ablaze, yet Bush managed to release his
bombs and head back toward the aircraft carrier San Jacinto before
bailing out over the water.

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George H.W. Bush turned 94 in June.

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The Great Fire of London broke out on this day in 1666. It burned for three days destroying 10,000 buildings including St. Paul’s Cathedral
with only six fatalities.        
 
    
    

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It was announced on this day in 1985, the Titanic had been found on 
by a
U.S. and French expedition 560 miles off Newfoundland. The
luxury liner had been missing for 73 years.

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A photograph of the Titanic believed to have been taken the day
before she left on her ill-fated voyage in 1912.

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The last known photo of Titanic heading out for open sea off the
coast of Ireland.

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