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ED DONAHUE

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From the White House, President George H.W. Bush announced the
start of Operation Desert Storm on this day in 1991. The operation
was designed to drive Iraqi forces out of Kuwait.

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Space Shuttle Columbia was launched on this day in 2003. It was
destroyed during re-entry on February 1 and all seven astronauts
on board were killed.

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Prohibition went into effect in the United States on this day in 1920.

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The Shah of Iran and his family fled Iran for Egypt on this day in 1979.

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On this day in 1964, the musical "Hello Dolly!" opened at the St.
James Theatre in New York City.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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Martin Luther King Jr. (born Michael King Jr.) 
(January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

African-American Civil Rights Movement leader and pastor 
Martin Luther King Jr.who is remembered best for his iconic
"I Have A Dream Speech," which he gave in front of the
Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington. He
received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

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At age 25, Dr. King became the pastor at Dexter Avenue
Baptist Church in Alabama.

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President Richard M. Nixon announced the suspension of all U.S. offensive action in North Vietnam on this day in 1973. He cited
progress in peace negotiations as the reason.

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England’s Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor) was crowned in Westminster Abbey on this day in 1559.


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On this day in 1943, the Pentagon was dedicated as the world’s largest office building just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA. The structure covers 34 acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors.

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The first National Football League Super Bowl was played on this
DAY IN 1967. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City
Chiefs of the American Football League. The final score was 35-
10.

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SHOWS DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1952

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Today was the first program of its genre when it premiered on NBC-
TV with original host
Dave Garroway (above).

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ROSS SIMPSON

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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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