Archive for August 2nd, 2017

FILM FESTIVAL DEBUT ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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American Graffiti premiered on August 2 at the Locarno International Film
Festival
in Switzerland and was released on August 11, 1973 in the U.S. The
George Lucas film received widespread critical acclaim and was nominated
for the
Academy Award for Best Picture.

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A young Harrison Ford is among the cast members of this coming-
of-age comedy/drama film.

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Harrison Ford turned 75 July 13.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

today in history

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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The Pentagon reported the first of two North Vietnamese attacks on
U.S.
destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin on this day in 1964. 

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President Lyndon Johnson.


 

       
        
        
        
        
        
        

        
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Iraq invaded the oil-rich country of Kuwait on this day in 1990. Iraq claimed that Kuwait had driven down oil prices by exceeding
production quotas set by OPEC.

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On this day in 1943, the
U.S. Navy patrol torpedo boat, PT-109, sank
after being attacked by a Japanese destroyer. The boat was under
the command of Lt. John F. Kennedy (pictured above).

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Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923)

Harding was the 29th President of the United States and was well liked
and admired. His death from a heart attack came as a great shock to the
nation.

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"Wild Bill" Hickok was assassinated by Jack McCall in Saloon #10
in Deadwood, Dakota Territory.
   

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