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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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President John Kennedy slumps against his wife Jacqueline as she reaches towards Secret Service agent Clint Hill.

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Two hours and eight minutes after the death of John F. Kennedy,
Lyndon Johnson was sworn in as President on board Air Force
One.

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On this day in 1963, CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite was standing over the newswire machine when a bulletin broke announcing that President Kennedy
had been shot. The network was 10 minutes into a live broadcast of a soap
opera, but at Cronkite’s insistence the news division broke in with audio
updates.  At 2:38 p.m., Cronkite wept on air when he made the official announcement that President John F. Kennedy was dead.

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Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin
of President John F. Kennedy.

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy
(May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

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SEMI-RETIRED NASCAR DRIVER IS 44 TODAY

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Ralph Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Busch Series Championship in 1998 and 1999
and the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014. He went on to become an analyst
for NASCAR on NBC-TV. He went into his first race with a car he co-owned
with his half brother Kerry. Junior, as he is often called, won his 12th
consecutive Sprint Cup Series Most Popular Driver Award in 2014.
 

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. in the broadcast booth.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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The first televised debate between presidential candidates Richard
M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy took place in Chicago,
IL. on this
day in 1960.

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The musical "West Side Story" opened at the Winter Garden Theatre
on this day in 1957.

The Broadway production ran for 732 performances before going on tour. It
was nominated for six
Tony Awards including Best Musical in 1957, but the
Best Musical award went to
Meredith Willson‘s The Music Man.

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley)
(September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959)

Buddy Holly was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who along
with his band The Crickets pioneered rock with "That’ll Be the
Day," which topped the Billboard Best Sellers list.

He won a talent contest when he was five years old for singing
"Have You Ever Gone Sailing (Down the River of Memories)."

Rolling Stone ranked him as the thirteenth "Greatest Artist of
All Time." He died in a plane crash less than two years after
his career took off.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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The armistice agreement that ended the Korean War was signed at Panmunjon, Korea on this day in 1953.

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The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against
President Richard Nixon on this day in 1974.
 

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It was on this day in 1996.

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The blast site is seen during the investigation immediately following
the bombing.

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On this day in 1980, the deposed shah of Iran, Muhammad Riza
Pahlavi, died of cancer in a hospital near Cairo, Egypt.

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (October 26, 1919 – July    27, 1980)

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Bob Hope (Leslie Townes Hope) (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)

Bob Hope, was an English-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian,
actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career that spanned
nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in
more than 70 short and feature films,
with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven
"
Road" musical comedy movies with Bing Crosby as Hope’s top-billed
partner.

In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show 19 times, more than
any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television 
roles, and was the author of 14 books.
Hope retired in 1997, and died at
the age of 100 in 2003, at his home in the Toluca Lake neighborhood of
Los Angeles.


Bob Hope performs for servicemen at Munda Airstrip, New Georgia,
Solomon Islands, in 1944.

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Bob Hope in the guest chair on the Tonight Show with host Johnny
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The song "Thanks for the Memory” was Hope’s
signature tune.


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