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At Appomattox Court House, Virginia on this day in 1865, General Robert E.
Lee surrendered his Confederate Army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant
in the parlor of Wilmer McClean’s home. Grant allowed Rebel officers to keep
their side arms and permitted soldiers to keep their horses and mules. Though there were still Confederate armies in the field, the war was officially over. The
four years of fighting had killed 360,000 Union troops and 260,000 Confederate troops.

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On this day in 2003, Saddam Hussein’s statue is toppled in Baghdad.

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NASA announced the selection of America’s first seven astronauts
on this day in 1959.

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On this day in 1939, Marian Anderson sang a landmark 1939
concert at the Lincoln Memorial, and blazed a trail for other
black classical singers.

More than 75,000 people come to the Lincoln Memorial on that
Easter Sunday to hear Anderson. She had been scheduled to
sing at Washington’s Constitution Hall, but the Daughters of
the American Revolution, a political organization that helped
manage the concert hall, denied her the right to perform
because of her race. Instead, and at the urging of Eleanor
Roosevelt who had resigned the DAR in protest of their
decision, Marian performed a free open air-concert at the
Lincoln Memorial.

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Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897 – April 8, 1993)

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Britain’s Prince Charles with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall acknowledges the crowd at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in England following their wedding on this day in 2005.


The Official Wedding photograph of Prince Charles and Camilla
with
Prince Harry
, Prince William, Laura and Tom Parker Bowles.


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MIKE GRACIA

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U.S. and British forces invaded Iraq from Kuwait on this day in 2003.

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On this day in 1815, Napoleon Bonaparte entered Paris after his
escape from Elba and began his "Hundred Days" rule.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe’s book "Uncle Tom’s Cabin," subtitled
"Life Among the Lowly," was first published on this day in 1852.

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In Tokyo on this day in 1995, 12 people were killed and more than
5,500 others were sickened when packages containing the nerve
gas Sarin was released on five separate subway trains. The
terrorists belonged to a doomsday cult in Japan.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono were married in Gibraltar on this day
in 1969. Five days after their wedding, the couple staged a couple
of non-violent in-bed protests (below).

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Bishop Patrick, St. Patrick, died on this day in 461 A.D. in the village
of Saul. Ireland celebrates this day in his honor.

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St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated in New York City for the first time
on this day in 1756. The event took place at the Crown and Thistle Tavern.


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In a televised address to the American people on this day in 2003, President George W. Bush issued Saddam Hussein and his sons  
an ultimatum: leave the country in 48 hours or face war.

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Saddam Hussein (center) poses with his sons Uday (left) and
Qusay.

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Future President Franklin D. Roosevelt married Eleanor on this
day in 1905.

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In order to pressure major league baseball to toughen its policy against
steroid use, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 
held an 11-hour hearing on March 17, 2005, during which seven former
and current baseball players are questioned. In response to Rep. Henry
A. Waxman’s accusation that all the players must have known about
steroid use in the club houses, Sammy Sosa and Rafael Palmeiro offered
denials, Jose Canseco provided confirmation without a doubt and Curt
Schilling was on the fence.

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Roman Emperor Julius Caesar was assassinated by high ranking
Roman Senators on this day in 44 B.C.The day is known as the
"Ides of March."

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Site of Julius Caesar stabbing found in Rome.

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On this day in 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a joint session of Congress in Washington, during which he urged the
passing of the Voting Rights Act.

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President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act
of 1965.

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On this day in 2005, World come CEO Bernie Ebbers (center) was convicted of corporate fraud. He is currently serving a 25-year
sentence at the Oakdale Federal Correctional Institution in
Louisiana

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In Montreal on this day in 1964, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor
were married.

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The Lerner and Loewe musical "My Fair Lady" opened on Broadway
on this day in 1956.

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George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama on this day
in 1963.

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On this day in 1784, the American Continental ratified a peace treaty
with England ending the Revolutionary War.

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On this day in 1943, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt flew from Miami, FL, to French Morocco where he met with British Prime
Minister Winston Churchill to discuss World War II.  Roosevelt
became the first U.S. President to fly in an airplane while in office.

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President Franklin D Roosevelt (seated on the left) and Passengers 
during First Official Presidential Airplane Flight.

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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married on this day in
1954. The marriage only lasted nine months.

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NBC-TV’s "Today" show premiered on this day in 1952 with host
Dave Garroway.

Today‘s dominance was virtually unchallenged by the other networks until the
late 1980s, when it was overtaken by ABC‘s Good Morning America.

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David Cunningham "Dave" Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982)

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