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ANCIENT GOLD COIN UNCOVERED IN EGYPT

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(Fox News) – Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed a 2,200-year-old gold
coin depicting the ancient King Ptolemy III, an ancestor of the famed
Cleopatra.

The coin, which bears the image of the King on one of its faces, was
discovered during the excavation of a large Greco-Roman building at the
San El-Hagar archaeological site in Northern Egypt.

Ptolemy III ruled Egypt in the 3rd century B.C. Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities
says that the coin was made during the reign of King Ptolemy IV in memory
of his father. Ptolemy IV
reigned from 180 to 145 B.C.

The Ministry explained that archaeologists also found pottery vessels,
terracotta statues, bronze tools, a stone fragment engraved with
hieroglyphs and a small statue of a ram at the site in the Nile Delta.

The value of the coin has not yet been revealed. 

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Ptolemy III Euergetes ("Ptolemy the Benefactor")
Born 284 BC.

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Cleopatra VII Philopator, Born 69 BC –
Died at age 39.

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In Johnstown, PA. on this day in 1889, more than 2,200 people died
after the South Fork Dam collapsed.

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Adolf Eichmann was hanged in Israel on this day in 1962. He was a Gestapo official and was executed for his actions in Nazi Germany’s
Holocaust.

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In North Carolina on this day in 2003, Eric Robert Rudolph was
captured. He had been on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list for five
years for several bombings including the 1996 Olympic bombing.

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Eric Robert Rudolph will be 52 years old on September 19. 
    

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892)

American poet Walt Whitman is best known for his collections
Leaves of Grass and Drum-Taps. His 1865 poem "O Captain!
My Captain!" was written on the occasion of the death of
Abraham Lincoln.

Whitman dropped out of school at the age of eleven and, to
support his family, working as a law office assistant and a
newspaper apprentice.

     


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Clinton Eastwood Jr. is 88 years old today.

Clint Eastwood gained fame as an iconic actor in such classic Western
films as
A Fistful of Dollars (1967) and The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
(1967) and as Detective Harry Callahan in the Dirty Harry franchise
beginning in 1971. He later became a renowned director, receiving the
Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his films
Unforgiven (1991) and Million Dollar Baby (2004). He also directed the
critically acclaimed films Mystic River (2003),
Gran Torino (2009) and
American Sniper (2014). 

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Clint Eastwood became a household name after
playing Rowdy Yates on the long-running CBS
Western series Rawhide.

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In New York on this day in 2002, a ceremony was held to officially
mark the end of the clean up from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

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On this day in 1431, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake in Rouen, France, at the age of 19.

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Bronze statue of Joan of Arc on Rue de Rivoli in Paris.

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On this day in 1982,  MLB legend Cal Ripken Jr. began his record-
breaking streak of 2,632 consecutive games played. He entered
the Orioles’ lineup and didn’t leave until three more presidents
were inaugurated and nearly two decades passed.

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Calvin Edwin Ripken Jr. will be 58 August 24.



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Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman (May 30, 1909 – June 13, 1986)


Benny Goodman was a jazz clarinetist and bandleader known as the "King
of Swing". In the mid-1930s, Goodman led one of the most popular musical
groups in the United States. His bands launched the careers of many major
jazz artists.

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A CITY WAS DESTROYED ON THIS DAY IN 1948

Vanport in 1943, five years before the flood

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Vanport was dramatically destroyed at 4:05 p.m. on May 30, 1948,
when a 200-foot section of the dike holding back the Columbia
River collapsed during a flood, killing 15. The city was underwater

by nightfall leaving its inhabitants homeless.

Vanport, sometimes referred to as Vanport City or Kaiserville, was built as
a city for wartime
public housing in Multnomah County, Oregon between the Portland city boundary and the Columbia River. It is currently the site
of
Delta Park and the Portland International Raceway. Vanport construction
began in August 1942 to house the workers at the wartime Kaiser Shipyards
in Portland and
Vancouver, Washington. The Vanport name was a blending
of "Vancouver" and "Portland". The city home to 40,000 people, about 40
 
percent of them African-American, making it Oregon’s second-largest city
at the time, and the largest public housing project in the nation.

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Art by Henk Pander, Vanport Mosaic Festival.

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The Delta Park area today.

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Portland International Raceway.

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Edmund Hillary (left) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became first men
to  reach the top of Mount Everest on this day in 1953.

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy
(May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

Commonly referred to by his initials JFK, John F. Kennedy 
was a politician who served as the
35th President of the
United States
from January 1961 until his assassination 
in November 1963.

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John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy the morning of November 22,
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On this day in 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the
Stamp Act before
Virginia‘s House of Burgesses.

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Today, churchgoers still attend services at St. John’s
Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., where Patrick
Henry made his “Give me Liberty, or give me Death” 
speech.
  

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Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope  (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)

Legendary vaudeville comedian, radio personality, and actor Bob
Hope entertained military personnel in 57 USO tours between 1942
and 1988. He performed hundreds of acts with his special humor
per year during the height of his career, hosted The Academy
Awards fourteen times, and appeared in over 70 films and shorts.

At a young age, he began performing for voluntary donations on the
Luna Park streetcar by singing and making jokes. In 1915 Bob Hope
won an amateur talent contest for his
Charlie Chaplin impersonation.    

In 1997, the U.S. Congress declared Bob Hope the "first and only
honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces."

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Comedian Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores are shown in their Palm
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