Archive for November 2nd, 2017

FRONTIERSMAN BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1734

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Daniel Boone
(November 2, 1734 – September 26, 1820)

American frontier legend Daniel Boone was born and raised in Pennsylvania 
and blazed Wilderness trails in old Kentucky, living off the land as a hunter
and trapper. He learned how to shoot at age twelve. Boone was married to
Sarah Morgan and Rebecca Bryan and had a total of ten children between
the two. His frontier exploits made him one of the first folk heroes of the
United States.

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Statue Daniel Boone on campus of Eastern Kentucky University.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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Harry S. Truman holding up a copy of the Chicago Tribune with the incorrect headline

Harry S. Truman defeated Thomas E. Dewey for the U.S. presidency on this
day in 1948. The Chicago Tribune published an early edition that had the
headline "DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN (above)." The Truman victory had 
surprised many polls and newspapers.

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President Truman (right) on his campaign train whistle-stop.

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On this day in 1963, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dihn Diem was
assassinated in a military coup.

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Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in
California on this day in 1947. It was the plane’s first and only
flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed because of the white-gray color of
the spruce used to build it, never went into production.

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The H-4 today is in McMinnville, Oregon, at the
Evergreen Air and
Space Museum
, about an hour outside of Portland.

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On this day in 1959, Charles Van Doren, a game show contestant
on the NBC-TV program "Twenty-One" admitted that he had been
given questions and answers in advance.

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Charles Lincoln Van Doren turned 91 in Feb.   

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