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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March
to the Sea" during the
U.S. Civil War on this day in 1864.

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William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891)

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On this day in 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop
that became known as Pikes Peak (above).

 

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Zebulon Montgomery Pike
(January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813)

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On this day in 1777, The Continental Congress approved the
Articles of Confederation, precursor to the
U.S. Constitution.

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In Washington,
DC. on this day in 1969, a quarter of a million
protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the
Vietnam War.

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A judge in Mineola, NY, sentenced Joey Buttafuoco (right) to six
months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher (left). Fisher
was serving a prison sentence for shooting and wounding
Buttafuoco’s wife, Mary Jo.

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Amy Elizabeth Fisher turned 43 August 21.


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                                          Joseph A. Buttafuoco turned 61 March 11.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington,
DC.
on this day in 1982.

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Taliban regime flees the Afghan capital on this day in 2001.

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Bill Clinton ordered to pay Paula Jones $850,000 on this day in 1998.

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Bill Clinton

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On this day in 2003, Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court
Roy Moore (above) lost his position
 for refusing to remove a Ten  Commandments monument. 

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On this day in 1997, the musical "The Lion King"
opened on Broadway.

It is Broadway’s third longest-running show in history and the
highest grossing Broadway production of all time, having
grossed more than $1 billion.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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World War I came to an end when the Allies and Germany signed
an armistice on this day in 1918. This day became recognized as
Veteran’s Day in the United States
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On this day in 1620, the Mayflower Compact was signed by the 41
men on the Mayflower when they landed in what is now known as Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod. The compact called for "just
and equal laws."

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It was on this day in 2004.

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Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio is 43 years old today.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio rose to prominence for his roles in the 1990’s films
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, Romeo + Juliet and Titanic. He won an Academy
Award for Best Actor for his role as Hugh Glass in the 2015 film The Revenant.

He began his career by acting in commercials and educational films under the
name Lenny Williams.

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MIKE GRACIA

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Harry S. Truman holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with the incorrect headline

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

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President Truman (right) on his campaign train whistle-stop.

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On this day in 1963, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was
assassinated in a military coup.

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Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in
California on this day in 1947. It was the plane’s first and only
flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of
the spruce used to build it, never went into production.

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The H-4 today is in McMinnville, Oregon, at the
Evergreen Air and
Space Museum
, about an hour outside of Portland.

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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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Charles Lincoln Van Doren turned 91 in Feb.   

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SANDY KOZEL

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Martin Luther (left) posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church on this day in 1517. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

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Martin Luther
(November 10, 1943 – February 18, 1546)

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On this day in 1968, in a televised address to the nation five days before the presidential election, President Lyndon Johnson announced on the basis of developments in the Paris peace negotiations, he has ordered the complete cessation of “all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam.” Accordingly, effective November 1, the U.S. Air Force called a halt to the
air raids on North Vietnam known as Operation Rolling Thunder.

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Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated near her residence by
two Sikh security guards on this day in 1984. Her son, Rajiv (below) was
sworn in as prime minister.

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Rajiv Gandhi (left) at the funeral of his mother.

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Harry Houdini (Erik Weisz)  (March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926)


Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis resulting from a
ruptured appendix on this day in 1926. His appendix had been damaged
twelve days earlier when he had been punched in the stomach by a student unexpectedly. During a lecture Houdini had commented on the strength of
his stomach muscles and their ability to withstand hard blows.

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