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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Stand-up comedian Jerome (Jerry) Allen Seinfeld is 65 today.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1970, Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission to the moon
that was disrupted when an explosion crippled the spacecraft. The
three astronauts onboard consisted of James A. Lovell, Jr., John L. Swigert, Jr., and Fred W. Haise, Jr. All three managed to return
safely to Earth on April 17, six days after launch.



The crew of the Apollo 13 mission step aboard the U.S.S. Iwo Jima,
prime recovery ship for the mission, following splashdown and
recovery operations in the South Pacific. From left: astronauts Fred.
W. Haise, Jr., lunar module pilot; James A. Lovell Jr., commander;
and John L. Swigert Jr., command module pilot.

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Nazi Germany’s troops entered Paris on this day in 1940. As Paris became occupied loud speakers announced the implementation
of a curfew being imposed for 8 p.m.

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A French civilian weeping as German soldiers marched into Paris.

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Also on this same day in 1940, the Nazis opened their concentration camp at Auschwitz in German-occupied Poland. 

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Trans World Airlines Flight 847 was a flight from Cairo to San Diego with in 
route stops in Athens, Rome, Boston, and Los Angeles. On the morning of 
Friday, June 14, 1985 Flight 847 was
hijacked shortly after take off from
Athens. The hijackers were seeking the release of 700
Shi’ite Muslims from
Israeli custody.

United States Navy diver Robert Stethem (below) was murdered, and his
body was thrown onto the tarmac. Dozens of passengers were held hostage
over the next two weeks until released by their captors after some of their
demands were met.


Robert Stethem

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On this day in 1777, The Continental Congress in Philadelphia adopted the
"Stars and Stripes" as the national flag of the United States. The Flag
Resolution stated "Resolved: that the flag of the United States be made
of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars,
white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." On May 20, 1916,
President Woodrow Wilson (below) officially proclaimed June 14 "Flag Day"
as a commemoration of the "Stars and Stripes."

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson
(December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924)

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Donald John Trump (born and raised in the New York City) is 72
years old today.
He is the 45th and current President of the
United States.

Trump made his mark as a successful businessman, becoming
a prominent a real estate developer. He founded The Trump
Organization and was the host of the popular reality TV series
The Apprentice. 

Donald Trump played football, soccer, and baseball at the New
York Military Academy as a teenager. He later graduated from 
the prestigious Wharton School of Business.

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On this day in 1992, rioting began after a jury decision to acquit four
Los Angeles policemen (below) in the Rodney King beating trial. A
total of 54 people were killed in 3 days.

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Rodney King, central figure in L.A. riots.

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On this day in 1945, the Nazi death camp, Dachau, was liberated and
on the same day in a bunker in Berlin, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun
(below) were married. 

    
    
    
   
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President Nixon announced he was releasing edited transcripts of secretly made White House tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal.

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Jerome Allen
"Jerry"
Seinfeld is 64 years old today. He was born in
Brooklyn, New York.

Stand-up comedian, producer, actor, and writer Jerry Seinfeld co-created
and starred in the NBC sitcom
Seinfeld, which became one of the most
popular television comedies of all time, winning ten Emmy Awards during
its run which began in 1989 and aired for nine seasons. In 2012, he began
the internet comedy series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, where he
chats with other comedians.
 

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Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (April 29, 1899 – May 24, 1974)

One of the jazz worlds most influential figures. He led his famed orchestra
from 1923 until his death. He called his music American Music, not jazz. He
helped compose more than 1,000 original pieces, many of which became
standards. Ellington was called Duke by his friends growing up because
his suave sophistication reminded them of a nobleman.

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On this day in 1951, President Harry S.Truman (above) addressed the 
Nation to announce the dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur as 
head of United Nations forces in Korea.

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From left: President Harry S.Truman shakes hands with General
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Napoleon was forced to abdicate his throne on this day in 1814. The allied European nations had marched into Paris on March 30,

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During World War II on this day in 1945, American soldiers liberated
the Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald in Germany.

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A group of survivors in Buchenwald at liberation.

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Free Inmates of the concentration camp Buchenwald near Weimar, Germany, march to receive treatment at an American hospital after
the camp was liberated.

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On this day in 1979, Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda
as rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seized control.

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On this day in 1970, Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission to the moon
that was disrupted when an explosion crippled the spacecraft. The astronauts did return safely.

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From left to right are mission commander Jim Lovell, command
module pilot John Swigert and lunar module pilot Fred W. Haise.

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The crewmembers of Apollo 13 step aboard the USS Iwo Jima
following splashdown and recovery operations in the south
Pacific Ocean on April 17, 1970.

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