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RARE NICKEL SOLD FOR BIG BUCKS TODAY

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(Fox News) – An extremely rare nickel up for auction in Philadelphia fetched
$4.56 million from an anonymous buyer Wednesday.

The Stack’s Bowers Galleries offered the Eliasberg 1913 Liberty Head Nickel
for auction during the American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of
Money.

According to Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries,“This is
truly a momentous sale and one for the history books.” He said “The new
owner of the Eliasberg nickel now possesses one of the rarest, most valuable United States coins, and one of only three examples of this coveted coin in
private hands.”

The coin is named for financier Louis E. Eliasberg, who bought the coin in
1948, and amassed one of the greatest coin collections in U.S. history.

This special nickel is one of only five ever produced at the Third Philadelphia
Mint.

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Brian Kendrella

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FATAL PLANE CRASH ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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Will Rogers and Wiley Post were killed in a plane crash near Point
Barrow,
AK.on this day in 1935.  Post and American humorist Will
Rogers perished when the aircraft Post was piloting crashed on
takeoff from a lagoon near Point Barrow in the Territory of Alaska.

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Will Rogers (left) and Wiley Post before taking off for Alaska.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1945, the Allies proclaimed V-J Day, victory over
Japan, a day after Japan agreed to surrender unconditionally.

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Woodstock began on this day in 1969 at Max Yasqur’s
dairy farm in upstate New York.

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Napoléon Bonaparte (August 15, 1769 – May 5, 1821)

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Napoleon was the Emperor of France who rose to power in the aftermath of
the French Revolution in 1799 and waged war with every major European
power in a series of wars known as the Napoleonic Wars. After a series
of military failures he was finally defeated at the Battle of Waterloo in
1815 and spent the last 6 years of his life in exile on the island of St.
Helena.
 

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On this day in 1947, India became independent from Britain and was divided into the countries of India and Pakistan. India had been
under British rule for about 200 years.

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The Omagh bombing was a car bombing that took place on this day
in 1998 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It was carried
out by a group calling themselves the Real Irish Republican Army,
a Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) splinter group who
opposed the IRA’s ceasefire and the Good Friday Agreement.

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An aerial view of the devastation caused in Omagh after the bombing.

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The Panama Canal was officially opened to commercial traffic on
this day in 1914, as an American ship sailed from the Atlantic to
the Pacific Ocean. The first vessel to pass through the canal was
the American cargo and passenger ship SS Ancon.

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A newly expanded Panama Canal in 1016.

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"The Wizard of Oz" premiered in Hollywood, CA. on this day
in 1939.
Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

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Judy Garland (Frances Ethel Gumm) (June 10, 1922 – June 22, 1969)

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