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MIKE GRACIA

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It was on this day in 1968.

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President Lyndon B. Johnson addresses the Nation, announcing
a bombing halt in Vietnam and his intention not to run for re-
election.

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In Paris on this day in 1889, the Eiffel Tower officially opened.

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On this day in 1943, "Oklahoma!" by Rodgers and Hammerstein
debuted on Broadway. The original title was "Away We Go."

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Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995)

Selena was killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar (below)
who had been fired for embezzlement.

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Selena ranks among the most influential Latin artists of all time
and is credited for catapulting a music genre into the
mainstream
market.

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AMENDMENT ADOPTED ON THIS DAY IN 1870

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Following its ratification by the requisite three-fourths of the states, the 15th Amendment, granting African-American men the right to vote, is formally
adopted into the U.S.
Constitution. Passed by Congress the year before, the amendment reads, “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not
be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of
race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” The next day after it was
adopted, Thomas Peterson-Mundy of Perth Amboy,
New Jersey (below),
became the first
African American to vote under the authority of the 15th Amendment.


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Thomas Mundy Peterson
(October 6, 1824 – February 4, 1904)

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1981, U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. (below). Two
police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded. 

    
    
    

   
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President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy wave from hospital
windows.

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On this day in 1867, William Seward reached a deal to purchase
Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million.

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William Henry Seward
(May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872)

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A Treasury Check in the Amount of $7.2 Million for the Purchase of Alaska.

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It was on this day in 1986.

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James Francis Cagney Jr. (July 17, 1899 – March 30, 1986)

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James Cagney 1942 Best Actor.

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Eric Patrick Clapton is 73 years old today.

Eric Clapton is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He
is the only
three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a
solo
artist and separately as a member of the Yardbirds and of Cream. Clapton
has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of
all time and is
ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the "100
Greatest
Guitarists of All Time" and fourth in Gibson’s "Top 50 Guitarists of
All Time". He was also named number five in Time magazine’s list of "The 10
Best Electric Guitar Players" in 2009


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MERCURY REACHED ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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On this day in 1974, Mariner 10, the U.S. space probe became the
first spacecraft to reach the planet Mercury. It had been launched
on November 3, 1973.
Mariner 10 was the first spacecraft to return
high-resolution digital color images.

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A photomosaic of Mercury images taken by Mariner 10, tinted to approximate the appearance of Mercury.

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SANDY KOZEL

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In the U.S. on this day in 1951, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. They were executed
on June 19, 1953.

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On this day in 1971, Lt. William Calley Jr., of the U.S. Army, was
found guilty of the premeditated murder of at least 22 Vietnamese civilians. He was sentenced to life imprisonment. The trial was the
result of the My Lai massacre in Vietnam on March 16, 1968.

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The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam on this day in 1973.

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It was on this day in 2005.

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From left: O.J. Simpson and his attorney Johnnie Cochran.

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