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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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NBC’s "Today" show premiered on this day in 1952.


NBC built a "Today" show studio inside the RCA Exhibition
Hall on West 49th Street and dubbed it "the nerve center of
the planet."

Dave Garroway, the host, knew, on the very first day, that he
was making history. In the first few minutes, he stood up to
take viewers on a tour of this strange-looking newsroom.

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On this day in 1954, Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married
in a civil ceremony at San Francisco City Hall, where they were
mobbed by reporters and fans. Monroe had apparently mentioned
the wedding plans to someone at her film studio and they leaked it
to the press. The couple spent their wedding night at the Clifton
Motel in Paso Robles, California and later honeymooned in Japan
and Korea. The marriage only lasted nine short months.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Romania’s hard-line Communist ruler, Nicolae Ceausescu, was overthrown in a popular uprising on this day in 1989.

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Foreign protesters campaign against the Ceaucescu regime.

Executed: Ceausescu and his wife Elena attempted to flee Romania in 1989 but were caught and executed
Ceausescu and his wife Elena attempted to flee Romania but were 
caught and executed in Targoviste on Christmas Day.

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The above photo shows the wall where the two were shot. The site
became part of a museum in 2013.

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Richard Colvin Reid, also known as the Shoe Bomber, is a British terrorist who attempted to detonate an explosive device packed
into his shoes
while on American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to
Miami on this day in 2001.

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One of Richard Reid’s explosive shoes.

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THE NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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On this day in 1945, 24 Nazi leaders went before an international war crimes tribunal in Nuremberg, Germany.

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The judges panel during testimony at Nuremberg Trials.

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Francisco I. Madero (below) led a revolution that broke out in Mexico
on this day in 1910.


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The musical Cabaret opened on this day in 1966 at the Broadhurst Theater for a run of 1,166 performances.

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Joel Grey, in the role of master of ceremonies during the "Money
Song" with the ensemble in the original Broadway musical Cabaret.

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PAST WORLD NEWS HEADLINES

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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King John of England put his seal on the Magna Carta on this day in
1215.

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One of only four surviving exemplifications of the 1215 text of the
Magna Carta.

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This is the seal of King John, which would have been
attached to the Magna Carta.

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A deadly steamboat fire in New York City on this day in 1904.

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On this day in 1978, King Hussein of Jordan married 26-year-old American Lisa Halaby, who became Queen Noor.

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Cutting the wedding cake with a ceremonial sword.

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An order to establish a military burial ground was signed by The 
Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton (below) on this day in 1864. It
later became known as Arlington National Cemetery.

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Edwin McMasters Stanton (1814-1869)

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It was on this day in 1996.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Edward White became the first American astronaut to do a "space
walk" when he left the Gemini 4 capsule on this day in 1965.

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Ed White floats beside Gemini IV, with the Gulf of California behind
him.

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Edward Higgins White II
(November 14, 1930 – January 27, 1967)

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Ayatollah (Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi) Khomeini
(September 24, 1902 – June 3, 1989)

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Pope John XXIII  (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli)
(November 25, 1881 – June 3, 1963)  

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The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson on this day in 1937. The Duke died on May
28, 1972 at age 77.

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Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997)

Allen Ginsberg was an American poet, philosopher, and
writer. He is considered to be one of the leading figures
of both the
Beat Generation during the 1950s and the
counterculture that soon followed. Ginsberg vigorously
opposed
militarism, economic materialism and sexual
repression
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Josephine Baker (Freda Josephine McDonald)
(June 3, 1906 – April 12, 1975)
  

Dancer and entertainer Josephine Baker was known as "Black
Pearl" and "Creole Goddess" and widely recognized by her
Danse banana costume. She was activist in the Civil Rights
Movement, and adopted a "Rainbow Tribe" of orphans from
various races.
 

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