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On this day in 1940, France and Germany signed an armistice at Compiegne, on terms dictated by the Nazis.

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On this day in 1945, during World War II, the battle for Okinawa
officially ended after 81 days.        
    
    
    
    
   
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It was on this day in 1938.

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Joe Louis (the Brown Bomber) drops Max Schmeling to the canvas.

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It was on this day in 1969.

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On this day in 1987.

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FAMOUS WAR DOG WAS HONORED TODAY

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Sergeant Stubby (1916 or 1917 – March 16, 1926)

   
    
    

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A new monument in Connecticut honors service animals — with a statue of one of the nation’s most famous war dogs.

The sculpture, "Stubby Salutes," was unveiled Saturday in Veterans Memorial
Park in Middletown.

SGT Stubby was a Boston-terrier mix that traveled to Europe with the U.S.
Army’s renown 26th "Yankee Division" during World War I.

Stubby became famous for warning soldiers of incoming gas attacks and
locating wounded soldiers on the battlefield, staying with them until help
arrived.

His story was the subject of a major animated movie last month, "Sgt. Stubby:
An American Hero."

The new bronze sculpture, created by artist Susan Bahary, is the culmination
of a three-decade effort to create a memorial, spearheaded by the family of
Robert Conroy, the army corporal who adopted Stubby during training.

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Monument honoring famous WWI war dog SGT Stubby is dedicated.

  

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The New York Times began publishing the "Pentagon Papers" on
this day in 1971. The articles were a secret study of America’s involvement in Vietnam.

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On this day in 1967, Solicitor General Thurgood Marshall (left) was
nominated by
President Lyndon B. Johnson (right) to become the
first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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The landmark "Miranda v. Arizona" decision was issued by the U.S. Supreme Court on this day in 1966 . The decision ruled that criminal suspects had to be informed of their constitutional rights before
being questioned by police.

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China’s Boxer Rebellion against foreigners and Chinese Christians erupted into violence on this day in 1900.

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The unmanned U.S. space probe Pioneer 10 became the first
spacecraft to leave the solar system on this day in 1983. It was
launched in March 1972. The first up-close images of the planet
Jupiter were provided by Pioneer 10.

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Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman
(May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986)

Benny Goodman was a jazz clarinetist and bandleader
known as the "King of Swing”. He led some of the most
“popular musical groups in the mid-1930s. These bands
launched the careers of many major  jazz artists. Despite
 

increasing health problems, he continued to play until his
death from a
heart attack in New York City in 1986, at the
age of 77,

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It was on this day in 1967.

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On this day in 1999, NATO suspended air strikes in Yugoslavia after Slobodan Milosevic agreed to withdraw his forces from Kosovo.

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Alcoholic Anonymous was founded by William G. Wilson and Dr.
Robert Smith on this day in 1935.

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Dr. Robert Smith (Left) and William G. Wilson.

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Judy Garland from the Wizard of Oz, 1939.

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Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm) (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

Movie icon Judy Garland played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz and became the youngest winner of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the
age of 39. She was nominated for Academy Awards for her roles in the films
A Star is Born (1954) and
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961). Judy Garland began
performing vaudeville at the age of two and a half.
 She received a Grammy
Lifetime Achievement Award posthumously in 1997.
 

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Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004)


Among friends and fellow musicians singer Ray Charles preferred being
called "Brother Ray". He was often referred to as "The Genius". Charles
was blind from the age of seven
. He pioneered the soul music genre
during the 1950s by combining
blues, rhythm and blues, and gospel
styles into the music he recorded for
Atlantic Records.

Ray Charles died at his home in Beverly Hills, California of complications
resulting from acute
liver disease. He was 73. 

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On this day in 1944, the D-Day invasion of Europe took place on the beaches of Normandy, France. 400,000 Allied American, British and Canadian troops were involved.

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On this day in 1982, Israel invaded southern Lebanon in an effort to
drive PLO guerrillas out of Beirut.

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The body of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele was located and 
exhumed near Sao Paolo, Brazil on this day in 1985. Mengele was
known as the "Angel of Death.”

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Forensic expert, Dr. Daniel Romero Munoz, presents the exhumed
skull of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele at a press conference
held in San Paulo, Brazil.

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Experts surround the bones of Josef Mengele.

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In Camden, NJ. on this day in 1933, the first drive-in movie theater opened.

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