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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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More than 6,000 people were killed when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake 
hit the city of Kobe, Japan on this day in 1995. It was the most severe 
earthquake to affect that region this century. The economic loss as a result of this earthquake is estimated to reach $200
billion.

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790)


Benjamin Franklin was one of the
Founding Fathers of the
United States
. He was a leading author, printer, political
theorist
, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist,
inventor, humorist, civic
activist, statesman, and
diplomat.

Franklin was a major figure in the history of physics for
his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an
inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and
the Franklin stove, among other inventions.

Benjamin Franklin wrote under the pseudonym Mrs. Silence
Dogood, and published provocative letters. He was the first
United States Ambassador to France, where he advocated
religious tolerance.

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ED DANAHUE


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Carol Elaine Channing (January 31, 1921 – January 15, 2019)

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The White House announced the start of Operation Desert Storm on
this day in 1991. The operation was designed to drive Iraqi forces
out of Kuwait. Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf is shown above at ease
with his tank troops in Saudi Arabia in January 12, 1991 before the
U.S. executed the operation. 

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On the evening of January 16,1991, President George H. W. Bush addressed the nation to discuss the launch of Operation Desert
Storm.

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Coalition troops from Egypt, Syria, Oman, France and Kuwait
during Operation Desert Storm.

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The launch of Space Shuttle Columbia was planned to begin on
January 11, 2001, but the mission was delayed 18 times and
eventually launched on January 16, 2003 (above).  

During the lift-off of Columbia’s 28th mission, a piece of foam
insulation broke off from the Space Shuttle’s external tank and
struck the left wing of the craft. An accident investigation board determined the damage to the wing allowed hot atmospheric
gases to inter the heat shield, destroying the internal wing
structure and caused the spacecraft to become unstable and
break apart upon re-entering Earth’s atmosphere on February
1, killing all seven crew members.   

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The crew of Space Shuttle Columbia in October 2001. From left to
right: Brown
, Husband, Clark, Chawla, Anderson, McCool, Ramon.

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Remains of a helmet found in a field after the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1943, work was completed on the Pentagon and it was dedicated as the world’s largest office building located 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 (NFL) 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.


Even though ticket prices averaged just $12, it was the only Super Bowl that
didn’t sell out. The game aired on two different networks, NBC and CBS and
drew in an audience of more than 61,000 fans. The popularity of the event
continued to grow after the leagues integrated.

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Super Bowl I – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

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The Packers quarterback Bart Starr.

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Football great and TV commentator Frank Gifford (second from left).

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ROSS SIMPSON

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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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Douglas Edwards (July 14, 1917 – October 13, 1990)


Edwards anchored
CBS‘s first network nightly television news broadcast from
1947– 1962, which was later to be titled CBS Evening News.

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John Cameron Swayze (April 4, 1906 – August 15, 1995)

Swayze was chosen in 1949 to host NBC’s first television newscast, the 15-
minute Camel News Caravan.

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