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On this day in 1917

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Americans Robert Peary and Matthew Henson claimed to be the
first men to reach the North Pole on this day in 1909.

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First modern Olympic Games on this day in 1896. 

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Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his last speech just 24 hours
before he was assassinated.

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It was on this day in 1936 when Bruno Richard Hauptmann was
executed. 

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Aviator Charles Lindbergh’s 20-month-old son, Charles Lindbergh, Jr.

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On this day in 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed the European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan, into law.

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Marlon Brando (1940) military school photo.

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Marlon Brando, Jr.
(April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004)

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It was on this day in 2005.

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President Woodrow Wilson on this day in 1917.

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Hans Christian Andersen ( April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875)

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On this day in 1951

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On this day in 1971, Army Lt. William L. Calley Jr. was convicted of murdering at least 22 Vietnamese civilians in the March 16, 1968,
My Lai massacre. Calley ended up spending  three years under
house arrest.

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On this day in 1973 the last us troops left south Vietnam and a war,
which had lasted more than a decade.

 

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FIRST AMERICAN KILLED DURING WWl

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The RMS Falaba was carrying 13 tons of high explosive cargo
which detonated when she was struck by the U-28‘s torpedo .

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On March 28, 1915, the first American citizen is killed in the eight-month-old
European conflict that would become known as the First World War, Leon
Thrasher (below), a 31-year-old mining engineer from Massachusetts,
drowned when a German submarine, the U-28, torpedoed the cargo-
passenger ship RMS Falaba (above), on its way from Liverpool. 

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Leon Chester Thrasher

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