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On this day in 1973, President Nixon
told an Associated Press
managing editors meeting in Orlando,
FL
, "people have got to
know whether or not their
president is a crook. Well, I’m not a
crook."


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On this day in 1558, Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon
the death of Queen Mary Tudor.

   
    
    
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The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the
Red seas on this day in 1869.

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The Suez Canal today.

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The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in
the partially completed Capitol building on this day in 1800.

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THE THINKER

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French Sculptor Auguste Rodin
(François Auguste René Rodin)
(November 12, 1840 – November 17, 1917)


THE KISS

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Martin Charles Scorsese is 75 years old today.

Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s films frequently feature gangsters
and focus on the world of crime. His iconic films include Taxi Driver (1976)
Raging Bull (1980) and Goodfellas (1990). In 2006, he won his first Academy
Award for Best Director for his film The Departed after previously being
nominated five times.

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PAINTING SETS WORLD AUCTION RECORD

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The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s.

(Fox News) – A painting by Italian Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci that
depicts Jesus Christ holding an orb sold for a world record $450.3 million at
Christie’s auction house in New York Wednesday night.

The painting, called "Salvator Mundi," Italian for "Savior of the World," is one of
fewer than 20 paintings by Leonardo known to exist and the only one in private
hands. The buyer was not immediately identified.

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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) 
    
   

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On this day in 1966, Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard was acquitted in his
second trial of charges he had murdered his pregnant wife, Marilyn,
in 1954.


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The
United States and the Soviet Union established diplomatic
relations for the first time on this day in 1933.

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William Christian Bullitt, Jr. (January 25, 1891 – February 15, 1967)

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On this day in 2001, a second Anthrax letter found addressed to
Capitol Hill.



A hazmat team at the Senate Office Building in Washington, DC.

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William Holden
(
William Franklin Beedle Jr.)  
(April 17, 1918 – November 12, 1981)

According to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s autopsy
report, Holden was alone and intoxicated in his apartment
in Santa Monica, California, on November 12, 1981, when
he slipped on a rug, severely lacerating his forehead on a 
bedside table, and bled to death. His body was found four
days later on this day in 1981.

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William Holden in The Wild Bunch (1969)

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The musical "The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway at the
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on this day in 1959.

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Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March
to the Sea" during the
U.S. Civil War on this day in 1864.

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William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891)

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On this day in 1806, explorer Zebulon Pike spotted the mountaintop
that became known as Pikes Peak (above).

 

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Zebulon Montgomery Pike
(January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813)

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On this day in 1777, The Continental Congress approved the
Articles of Confederation, precursor to the
U.S. Constitution.

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In Washington,
DC. on this day in 1969, a quarter of a million
protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the
Vietnam War.

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A judge in Mineola, NY, sentenced Joey Buttafuoco (right) to six
months in jail for the statutory rape of Amy Fisher (left). Fisher
was serving a prison sentence for shooting and wounding
Buttafuoco’s wife, Mary Jo.

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Amy Elizabeth Fisher turned 43 August 21.


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                                          Joseph A. Buttafuoco turned 61 March 11.

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