IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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The Fugitive Slave Act was declared by the U.S. Congress on this
day in 1850. The act allowed slave owners to claim slaves that had escaped into other states.

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September 18, 1975, after crisscrossing the country with her captors–
or conspirators–for more than a year, Patty Hearst, or “Tania,” as
she called herself, was captured in a San Francisco apartment and
arrested for armed robbery. Despite her later claim that she had
been brainwashed by the SLA, she was convicted on March 20, 1976,
and sentenced to seven years in prison. Her prison sentence was commuted by President
Jimmy Carter and she was released in
February 1979. She later married her bodyguard. In 2001, she
received a full pardon from President
Bill Clinton.

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Patty Hearst poses with a Symbionese Liberation Army poster.

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On this day in 2001, Letters postmarked in Trenton, N.J., and later
tested positive for anthrax, were sent to the New York Post and
NBC anchorman Tom Brokaw.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Battle of Antietam took place during the American Civil War on
this day in 1862. More than 23,000 men were killed, wounded, or
missing. The Rebel advance was ended with heavy losses to both armies.

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Dead Confederate soldiers from Starke’s Louisiana Brigade, on
the Hagerstown Turnpike, north of the Dunker Church.

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Casualties near the Dunker Church.

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On this day in 1972, the series "M*A*S*H" premiered on CBS-TV.


The
war comedy-drama television series M*A*S*H aired on CBS from 1972
to 1983. It was developed by
Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature
film M*A*S*H, which, in turn, was based on
Richard Hooker‘s 1968 novel
MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors. The series was produced
with
20th Century Fox Television for CBS. It is one of the highest-
rated shows in American television history.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1974, President Gerald Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War.

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In west Beirut on this day in 1982, the massacre of hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children began in refugee camps
of the Lebanese Christian militiamen.

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FAMOUS MOVIE SCENE FILMED ON THIS DAY

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The famous picture of Marilyn Monroe, laughing as her skirt is blown
up by the blast from a subway vent, is shot on this day in 1954 during
the filming of The Seven Year Itch. The scene infuriated her husband,
Joe DiMaggio, who felt it was exhibitionist, and the couple divorced shortly afterward. Co-star Tom Ewell is pictured with Marilyn.

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Marilyn Monroe and Tom Ewell front of the Trans-Lux Theater on the 
corner of 51st Street and Lexington Avenue in New York.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1963, a bomb explodes during Sunday morning services in
the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham,
Alabama, killing four young
girls.

With its large African-American congregation, the 16th Street Baptist Church
served as a meeting place for civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr.,
who once called Birmingham a “symbol of hardcore resistance to integration.” Alabama’s governor, George Wallace, made preserving racial segregation one
of the central goals of his administration. Birmingham had one of the most
violent and lawless chapters of the
Ku Klux Klan.

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On this day in 1950 During the Korean War, U.S. Marines land at Inchon on
the west coast of Korea, 100 miles south of the 38th parallel and just 25 miles
from Seoul. The location had been criticized as too risky, but U.N. Supreme Commander
Douglas MacArthur (below) insisted on carrying out the landing.


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General Douglas MacArthur (center) observes the shelling of
lightly defended Incheon from the U.S. Navy amphibious force
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