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On this day in 1998, President Clinton admitted to having an
improper relationship with Monica Lewinsky, a White House
intern.

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The Klondike gold rush was set off by George Carmack (below) who
discovered gold on Rabbit Creek in
Alaska
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George Washington Carmack,
from California.

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Robert Fulton’s "North River Steam Boat" (known as the "Clermont") began heading up New York’s Hudson River on its successful round-
trip to Albany on this day in 1807
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Robert Fulton 
(11-14-1765 – 2-24-1815

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It happened on this day in 1987.

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Rudolf Walter Richard Hess 
(April 26, 1894 – August 17, 1987) 


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Robert Anthony De Niro is 74 years old today.

Legendary actor Robert De Niro won an Academy Award for Best Actor for
his role as
Jake LaMotta in the 1980 boxing film Raging Bull and an Academy
Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vito Corleone in the 1974
classic The Godfather Part II.

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On this day in 1945, the Allies proclaimed V-J Day a day after
Japan agreed to surrender unconditionally.

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It began on this day in 1969.

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India became independent from Britain and was divided into the countries of India and Pakistan. India had been under British
about 200 years.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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On this day in 1914, the Panama Canal was officially opened to commercial traffic as an American ship sailed from the Atlantic
to the Pacific Ocean. The first vessel to pass through the canal
was the American cargo and passenger ship SS Ancon.
 

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"The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Hollywood, CA. on this day in 1939
and Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song “Somewhere
Over the Rainbow.” 


The Hollywood premiere of the movie was at
Grauman’s Chinese
Theatre
(above).

Judy Garland performing the song “Over the Rainbow” for the film
The Wizard of Oz.

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MIKE GRACIA

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It was on this day in 2005.

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John Wilkes Booth

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Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began on this day in
1987 with National Security Council staff member Oliver North
testifying before a Congressional committee.  He was ultimately
indicted on 16 felony counts.

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It was on this day in 1981, President Ronald 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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Sandra Day O’Connor turned 81 in March.

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Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) is 77 years old today.

Ringo Starr was asked to join The Beatles after their drummer
Pete Best had a falling out with the band.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Golden Gate Bridge was opened to pedestrian traffic on this
day in 1937. The bridge connected San Francisco and Marin
County in California.

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In The Hague, Netherlands, on this day in 1999, a war crimes tribunal indicted Slobodan Milosevic and four others for atrocities in Kosovo.

It was the first time that a sitting head of state had been charged with such a crime.

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On this day in 1941. the German battleship Bismarck was sunk by
British naval and air forces. 2,300 people were killed.

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Queen Mary
sailed on her maiden voyage on this day in 1936 captured the
Blue Riband in August of that year; she lost the title to SS Normandie in 1937
and recaptured it in 1938, holding it until 1952 when she was beaten by the
new SS United States. With the outbreak of the Second World War, she was
converted into a troopship and ferried Allied soldiers for the duration of the
war.

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It was on this day in 1995.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Central Pacific and Union Pacific Rail Roads meet in Promontory,
UT on this day in 1869. A golden spike was driven in the track at
the celebration of the first transcontinental railroad in the
U.S.

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                The identical twin of  the Last Spike.

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The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany on
this day in 1933.

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Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president
on this day in 1994.

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Bono (Paul David Hewson) is 57 years old today.

Bono is the front man of U2, known for such hits as "Sunday
Bloody Sunday" and "Beautiful Day." The band has earned
over 20 Grammy Awards and has sold over 150 million
records. He is also a well-known philanthropist who has
championed causes in his native Ireland, in Africa, and all
over the world.

He spent his childhood singing. Growing up on O’Connell
Street in a suburb of Dublin, he earned his nickname "Bono"
from the phrase "Bono Vox of O’Connell Street," which means
"good voice of O’Connell Street."  He was named the Time
Person of the Year in 2005, along with Bill and Melinda Gates.

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