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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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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1940, the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk,
France, began during World War II.

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On this day in 1868, President Andrew Johnson was acquitted, by
one vote, of all charges in his impeachment trial.

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Andrew Johnson
(December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875)

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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison)
(May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

Nicknamed "The Duke," John Wayne played a hero in action
films and westerns and received an Academy Award for Best
Actor for his starring role in True Grit in 1969. His voice, and
acting style made him a major box office draw for thirty years.

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Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the
Dominican Republic on this day in 1994. They were divorced
in January of 1996.

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Hank Williams Jr. (Randall Hank Williams) is 69 today.  

Country superstar Hank Williams Jr. is known for the hit "All
My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," which served
as the opening theme for Monday Night Football from 1989
to 2011. He’s the son of country legend
Hank Williams. He
followed in the footsteps of his late father at a young age
and started singing when he was eight years old.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 2003, President George W. Bush announced the end
of major combat in Iraq.

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Francis Gary Powers’ U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet
Union on this day in 1969. Powers was taken prisoner.

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Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977)

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The Empire State Building in New York was dedicated and opened
on this day in 1931. At 102 stories tall, it was the tallest building        
in the world at the time.

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The movie "Citizen Kane," directed and starring Orson Welles,
premiered in New York on this day in 1941. It was Welles’s first
feature film and was nominated for
Academy Awards in nine
categories, it won an
Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay) by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Welles. The film is
Considered  by many critics, filmmakers, and fans to be the
greatest film of all time.       


    
    
    
   
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Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu were married on this day in 1967
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ED DONAHUE

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The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK, was destroyed by a bomb on this day in 1995. It was the worst bombing
on U.S. territory. 168 people were killed including 19 children, and
500 were injured. Timothy McVeigh (below) was found guilty of the bombing on June 2, 1997.

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The American Revolution began on this day in 1775 as fighting broke
out at Lexington, MA.

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The Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground
on this day in 1993. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the
cult and U.S. federal agents. A total of 86 people were killed including
17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.

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Cult leader David Koresh.

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Actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco on this day in 1956.

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The musical debuted on Broadway on this day in 2001.

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