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HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door
of the Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

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Martin Luther statue in Wittenberg, Germany.

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North Vietnam on this day in 1968. He also announced his intention
not to run for re-election.

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Above — a B-52 bomber drops a load of conventional bombs on
North Vietnam.

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THIS WAS HISTORY MAKING NEWS

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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1938, Orson Welles’ "The War of the Worlds" aired on
CBS radio. The belief that the realistic radio dramatization was a live news event about a Martian invasion caused panic among listeners.

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Welles takes questions from reporters at a press conference the day
after the broadcast, on October 31, 1938. He told them that no one connected with the broadcast had any idea it would cause panic.

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George Orson Welles
(May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

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HISTORY MAKING NEWS

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TIM MAGUIRE

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America’s Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street
stock market on this day in 1929.

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A crowd of people gather outside the New York Stock Exchange following the Crash of 1929.

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On this day in 1998, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off with
John Glenn on board. Glenn was 77 years old at the time. In 1962
he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

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The crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery (front row) Payload
Specialist
Chiaki Mukai and Mission Commander Curt Brown;
Payload Specialist
John Glenn; (C) and Mission Specialist
Pedro Duque depart the
Operations & Checkout building and
head to the Space Shuttle Discovery to begin their mission
into space from the Kennedy Space Center, FL
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John Glenn (left) and Stephen Oswald sitting in the flight deck of Space Shuttle Discovery.

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NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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The Statue of Liberty was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Cleveland on this day in 1886. The statue weighs 225 tons and is 152
feet tall. It was originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World."

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William Henry Gates III is 63 years old today.

Business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, humanitarian, and
principal founder of
Microsoft Corporation. During his career at Microsoft,
Gates held the positions of
chairman, CEO and chief software architect,
while also being the largest individual
shareholder until May 2014. He
stepped down as chairman of Microsoft in February 2014 and assumed
a new post as technology adviser to support the newly appointed CEO
Satya Nadella.

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Julia Fiona Roberts is 51 years young today.

Julia Roberts gained fame after starring in Pretty Woman 1990 and went
on to win an Oscar for her leading role in
Erin Brockovich in 2000.

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