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President Gerald Ford announced a conditional amnesty program
for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War on this day
in 1974.

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President Gerald R. Ford.

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On this day in 1982, In west Beirut, the massacre of hundreds
of Palestinian men, women and children began in refugee
camps of the Lebanese Christian militiamen.

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A painting of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.

The Mexicans began a revolt against Spanish rule on this day in 1810.
 
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Catholic priest of Spanish descent, declared Mexico’s independence from Spain in the small town of Dolores.

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B.B. King (Riley B. King)
(September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)

Legendary blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter B.B. King won a Grammy
Hall of Fame Award for his 1969 song "The Thrill is Gone." He grew up with
his grandmother because his mother was too poor to take care of him. His 
mother’s cousin gave him his first guitar.

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British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, in a radio broadcast, announced that Britain and France had declared war on  Nazi
Germany. Germany had invaded Poland on September 1.

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The Revolutionary War between the
U.S. and Great Britain ended
with the Treaty of Paris on this day in 1783.

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Treaty of Paris original document.

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End of the hostage crisis on this day in 2004.

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The NASA spacecraft Viking 2 landed on Mars on this day in 1976. The unmanned spacecraft took the first close-up, color photos of the
planet’s surface.

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Vincent Thomas Lombardi

(June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970)


Vince Lombardi died in Washington, D.C. of cancer on
Thursday morning, September 3, 1970. He was 57.
 
  
 

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

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs the documents of Japanese
surrender.

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


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The Great Fire of London broke out on this day in 1666. The fire
burned for three days destroying 10,000 buildings including St.
Paul’s Cathedral. Only 6 people were killed.

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It was on this day in 1969.

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It was announced on this day in 1985,  the remains of the Titanic
had been found on September 1 by a
U.S. and French expedition 
560 miles off Newfoundland. The luxury liner had been missing 
for 73 years. The tragedy of the RMS Titanic rocked the world
on April 15, 1912.

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Charles Wilson Peale’s portrait of Washington commemorating the victory at Princeton.

(FoxNews) – The storied blue sash worn by George Washington (above) during
the Revolutionary War has gone on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the
American Revolution. The sash, on loan from Harvard’s Peabody Museum of
Ethnography and Archaeology, was rediscovered several years ago by Dr.
Philip Mead, chief historian and director of curatorial affairs at the Museum of
the American Revolution. Mead found the artifact at the Peabody Museum,
where it had essentially been hidden in plain sight for decades. He spent years
studying the sash before concluding that it was indeed the one worn by
Washington.

The sash (below) which is on display until Oct. 9, is featured with a 1776 portrait
of Washington by Philadelphia artist Charles Willson Peale, which depicts him
wearing the sash. The portrait is on loan from the Brooklyn Museum.

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Washington’s uniform sash.

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George Washington depicted in the Battle of Princeton.

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The Mount Vesuvius eruption killed approximately 20,000 people
and much of the area was buried in volcanic ash. 

 

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It happened on this day in 1814.

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On this day in 2006.

The planet Pluto was reclassified as a "dwarf planet" by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Pluto’s status was changed due to the IAU’s
new rules for an object qualifying as a planet. Pluto met two of the three
rules because it orbits the sun and is large enough to assume a nearly
round shape. However, since Pluto has an oblong orbit and overlaps the
orbit of Neptune it disqualified Pluto as a planet.
 

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Amelia Earhart with her Lockheed Vega after her record-setting solo nonstop flight across North America, 25 August 1932. (Encyclopedia Britannica)

On this day in 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly
across the
U.S. non-stop. The trip from Los Angeles, CA to Newark,
NJ, took about 19 hours in her Lockheed Vega (above).

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 5B Vega, NR7952, at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum. (NASM)

Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 5B Vega, NR7952, on display at
the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum.

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On this day in 1989, Pete Rose, the manager of the Cincinnati Reds,
was banned from baseball for life after being accused of gambling
on baseball.

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Former Cincinnati Reds manager Pete Rose at the start of a
news conference at Riverfront Stadium after being given his 
lifetime
suspension from baseball.

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