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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1968.

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June, 6, 1968

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The Six – Day War between Israel and Egypt, Syria and Jordan began
on this day in 1967.

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Israeli Centurion tank corps prepare for battle during the war.

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U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall (center) gave a speech at Harvard University in which he outlined the Marshall Plan on this day
in 1947.

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In the U.S. on this day in 1981, the Center for Disease Control
and Prevention reported that five men in Los Angeles were
suffering from a rare pneumonia found in patients with
weakened immune systems. They were the first recognized
cases of what later became known as AIDS.      
         
         
    
    
    
   
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David Kirby, an HIV/AIDS activist, near death, surrounded by his  
family.

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On this day in 2004.

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Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan touches the casket of her
husband.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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In Beijing on this day in 1989, Chinese troops stormed Tiananmen
Square to crush the pro-democracy movement. It is believed that hundreds, possibly thousands, of demonstrators were killed.

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The Battle of Midway began on t his day in 1942. It was the first major victory for America over Japan during World War II. The battle ended
on June 6 and ended Japanese expansion in the Pacific.

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An artist’s impression of the Battle of Midway.

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On this day in 1896, Henry Ford made a successful test drive of his
new car in Detroit,
MI. He called the vehicle a "Quadricycle."

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On this day in 1783, a hot-air balloon was demonstrated by Joseph
and Jacques Montgolfier. It reached a height of 1,500 feet.

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                                                                                    Jacques Montgolfier.

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Born in the U.S.A. is the seventh studio album by rock singer-songwriter
Bruce Springsteen. It was released by Columbia Records on this day in
1984.The album’s music was written by Springsteen and recorded with
his
E Street Band and producers Chuck Plotkin and Jon Landau at The
Power Station
and The Hit Factory in New York City.

When Born in the U.S.A. was first released, it was met with positive
reviews and massive commercial success. It produced seven top-10
hit singles and was promoted with a worldwide concert tour by
Springsteen. Born in the U.S.A.became his most commercially
successful album and one of
the highest-selling records ever,
having sold 30 million copies by 2012. It has also been cited by
critics as one of the greatest albums of all time. The album
received a nomination for
Album of the Year at the 1985
Grammy Awards
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Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen will be 69 September 23.

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HAPPY NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY !

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Celebrated in the U.S. on the first Friday of June of each year, National
Doughnut Day was created by
The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938
to honor those of their
members who served doughnuts to soldiers
during
World War I. Their goal was to help people in need during the
Great Depression
. On this day many doughnut shops will be offering
free doughnuts.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Stevland Hardaway Morris (Judkins) is 68 years old today. He was
born in
Saginaw
, MI.

Motown prodigy and multi-instrumentalist who broke the record for Grammy Awards held by a solo artist with twenty-two titles and released over thirty
top ten hits during his career. He signed with Motown Records when he was
eleven years old. Stevie Wonder released the hit song "Fingertips (Pt. 2)"
when he was thirteen.

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SANDY KOZEL

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The Lusitania, a civilian ship, was sunk by a German submarine on during WW l on this day in 1915. A total of 1,201 people were killed.

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Germany signed unconditional surrender ending World War II on
this day in 1945. It would take effect the next day.

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On this day in 1954, French Colonial Forces surrendered to the
Viet Minh at Dien Bien Phu after 55 days of fighting.

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Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (May 7, 1840 – November 6, 1893)  

Tchaikovsky is famous for composing "The Nutcracker" ballet, as
well as numerous symphonies, concertos, operas, ballets, and
chamber-music pieces, he’s remembered as one of classical
music’s most popular composers. He began taking piano lessons
when he was five and was able to read music at the same level as
his first piano teacher in only three years.

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Bust sculpture monument to composer Peter Tchaikovsky near
the music school
in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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Glenn Miller and His Orchestra recorded "Chattanooga Choo Choo”
on this day in 1941.

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