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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman)

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan revolutionized
folk music in the 1960’s with albums such as The
Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited, and
Blonde on Blonde and songs such as "The Times
They Are a-Changin’," "Like a Rolling Stone," and
"Positively 4th Street."

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Bob Dylan was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.

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On this day in 1995, the Oklahoma City bombing was a
domestic terrorist truck bombing on the Alfred P. Murrah
Federal Building
in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the
bombing happened at 9:02 am and killed at least 168 people, 
injured more than 680 others, and destroyed one – third of
the building.




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One of the many injured in the bombing attack.

Oklahoma City firefighter Chris Fields holds a baby who was inside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building when it was hit by a truck bomb on April 19, 1995. The 1-year-old, Angel Baylee Almon, later died in the hospital. She was one of the 168 people killed in the terrorist attack. More than 500 people were injured.
A firefighter holding a dying toddler in his arms.

Timothy McVeigh is led from a courthouse in Perry, Oklahoma, after being charged in connection with the bombing. Two years later, he was convicted on 11 counts of murder, conspiracy and using a weapon of mass destruction. He was executed by lethal injection in 2001. His co-conspirator, Terry Nichols, was sentenced to life in prison. Both McVeigh and Nichols were former U.S. Army soldiers associated with the extreme right-wing Patriot Movement. The Patriot Movement rejects the legitimacy of the federal government and law enforcement.
Bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh (center) is escorted from
the courthouse in Perry, Oklahoma.

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On this day in 1906, San Francisco,
CA, was hit with a massive
earthquake. The original death toll was cited at about 700. Later 
information indicated that the death toll may have been three to
four times the original estimate. 

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MIKE  GRACIA

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Booker Taliaferro Washington
(April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915)

Booker T. Washington was an American educator, author,
orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States and
was the dominant leader in the
African American community
between 1890 and 1915.

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RARE BENTLEY SELLS FOR SMALL FORTUNE

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(Fox News) – A World War II veteran’s musty old Bentley that was left sitting
in a garage for three decades sold for $600,000 this week, much more than
was expected. But the amount paid may have been more of a tribute to the
owner than the car.

To be sure, the 1936 Bentley 4 1/2 Litre Vanden Plas Tourer is rare. It’s just
1 of 6 like it made, and the only one left with its original body. No one really
cared much about that when retired Royal Air Force navigator and pilot
Charles Blackham purchased it from its original owner in 1952, fixed it up
and turned it into his daily driver.

Blackham had been a member of the squadron that bombed Hitler’s “Eagles
Nest” retreat in April 1945, and he later made food drops in Europe after the
fall of the Nazi regime.

He used the Bentley until 1988 when it became too much trouble to keep it
running, and parked it in the garage at his home near Manchester, where
it sat rotting away until his death in January at age 96.

Blackham, center, and members of his squadron in WWII.
Blackham, center, and members of his squadron in WWII.
(H&H Classics)

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