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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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The Pentagon reported the first of two North Vietnamese attacks on
U.S. destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin on this day in 1964. The attack sparks escalation of the Vietnam War.

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The guided missile destroyer USS McCormick is fired upon by North Vietnamese shore batteries.

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Iraq invaded the oil-rich country of Kuwait on this day in 1990. Iraq claimed that Kuwait had driven down oil prices when it exceeded
production quotas set by OPEC. Saddam Hussein became the
President of Iraq.

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Toppling the statue of Saddam Hussein during the invasion of Iraq.

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Lieutenant John F. Kennedy’s encounter with a Japanese destroyer
on the night of August 1, 1943, may be the most famous small-craft engagement in naval history. The vessel sank on this day in 1943.

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Future U.S. President Lieutenant John F. Kennedy aboard the PT-109.

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It was on this day in 1923.

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Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923)

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James Butler Hickok (May 27, 1837 – August 2, 1876)


The card hand held by Hickok at his death, now
widely known as the "
dead man’s hand".

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Wild Bill Hickok was shot in the back of the head by Jack McCall
on this day in 1876.

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Jack McCall (1852 or 1853 – March 1, 1877) was
also known as "Crooked Nose" or "Broken Nose 
Jack".


Hickok’s star on the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, Texas.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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MIKE GRACIA

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The shooting rampage was on this day in 1966.

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On this day in 1914, Germany declared war on Russia at the start 
of World War I.

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‘A Berlin crowd listens as a German officer reads the Kaiser’s order
for mobilization on 1st August 1914′.

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Adolf Hitler (second from right) presided over the Olympic games as
they opened in Berlin on this day in 1936.

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African American Jesse Owens was the star of Berlin, becoming
the first American in Olympic track and field history to win four
gold medals at a single Games. He won the 100-yard dash, the
long jump, 200-yard dash and the 4×100-yard relay.

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In Warsaw, Poland, an uprising against Nazi occupation began on
this day in 1944. The revolt continued until October 2 when Polish
forces surrendered.

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German Troops set fire to a village in Poland.

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Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)

Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet
of the
American Renaissance period. His best known works
include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences
in
Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851).

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MTV made its debut at 12:01am on this day in 1981. The first
video to be shown was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the
Buggles.

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"Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll". Those were the words TV audiences heard on August 1, 1981 when a brand new channel
called Music Television launched.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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The armistice agreement that ended the Korean War was signed at Panmunjon, Korea on this day in 1953.

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The U.S. Congress asked for impeachment procedures against
President Richard Nixon on this day in 1974.
 

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It was on this day in 1996.

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The blast site is seen during the investigation immediately following
the bombing.

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On this day in 1980, the deposed shah of Iran, Muhammad Riza
Pahlavi, died of cancer in a hospital near Cairo, Egypt.

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Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (October 26, 1919 – July    27, 1980)

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Bob Hope (Leslie Townes Hope) (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)

Bob Hope, was an English-American stand-up comedian, vaudevillian,
actor, singer, dancer, athlete, and author. With a career that spanned
nearly 80 years, Hope appeared in
more than 70 short and feature films,
with 54 feature films with Hope as star, including a series of seven
"
Road" musical comedy movies with Bing Crosby as Hope’s top-billed
partner.

In addition to hosting the Academy Awards show 19 times, more than
any other host, he appeared in many stage productions and television 
roles, and was the author of 14 books.
Hope retired in 1997, and died at
the age of 100 in 2003, at his home in the Toluca Lake neighborhood of
Los Angeles.


Bob Hope performs for servicemen at Munda Airstrip, New Georgia,
Solomon Islands, in 1944.

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Bob Hope in the guest chair on the Tonight Show with host Johnny
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The song "Thanks for the Memory” was Hope’s
signature tune.


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camille bohannon
CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The first major battle of the U.S. Civil War began on this day in
1861. It was the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas Junction,
VA. The Confederates won the battle.

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The "Monkey Trial" ended in Dayton, TN. on this day in 1925. John
T. Scopes was convicted and fined $100 for violating the state law
on teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The conviction was later
overturned on a legal technicality because the judge had set the
fine instead of the jury.

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Photo taken of Clarence Darrow (left) and William Jennings Bryan
(right) during the Scopes Trial in 1925.

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John Thomas Scopes.

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The Geneva Conference partitioned Vietnam into North Vietnam and South Vietnam on this day in 1954.


The Geneva Conference of 1954.

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Ernest Miller Hemingway (July 21, 1899 – July 2, 1961) was a
Pulitzer and Nobel Prize American novelist/short story writer.

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Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was
popular actor and comedian.

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Mork & Mindy sitcom aired on ABC from September
14, 1978 to May 27, 1982.

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AMO SHIP BLAST WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1944

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(History) – An ammunition ship explodes while being loaded in Port Chicago, California, killing 332 people on this day in 1944. The United States’ World
War II
military campaign in the Pacific was in full swing at the time. Lack of
training and poor procedures led to the disaster.

Port Chicago, about 30 miles north of San Francisco, was developed into a munitions facility when the Naval Ammunition Depot at Mare Island, CA,
could not fully supply the war effort.

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