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The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, OK, was destroyed by a bomb on this day in 1995. It was the worst bombing
on U.S. territory. 168 people were killed including 19 children, and
500 were injured. Timothy McVeigh (below) was found guilty of the bombing on June 2, 1997.

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The American Revolution began on this day in 1775 as fighting broke
out at Lexington, MA.

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The Branch-Davidian’s compound in Waco, TX, burned to the ground
on this day in 1993. It was the end of a 51-day standoff between the
cult and U.S. federal agents. A total of 86 people were killed including
17 children. Nine of the Branch Davidians escaped the fire.

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Cult leader David Koresh.

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Actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco on this day in 1956.

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The musical debuted on Broadway on this day in 2001.

The Producers

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From left: Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat, President Jimmy
Carter and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin.

The Camp David treaty was signed by Israel and Egypt on this day in 1979. It 
ended the 31-year state of war between the two countries.

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On this day in 1997, the 39 bodies of Heaven’s Gate members were
found in a mansion in Rancho Santa Fe,
CA. They had apparently
committed suicide thinking that they would be picked up by a
spaceship following behind the comet Hale-Bopp.

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Marshall Applewhite (above) the leader of the Heaven’s Gate cult.

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The first U.S. hockey team to win the Stanley Cup on this day in 1917.

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On this day in 1964, the musical "Funny Girl" opened on 
Broadway starring
Barbra Streisand.

The semi-biographical plot of “Funny Girl” is based on the life
and career of
Broadway star, film actress and comedian Fanny
Brice
featuring her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and
gambler Nick Arnstein. Its original title was My Man. The musical
was nominated for eight
Tony Awards but, with competition from
Hello, Dolly!, it failed to win in any categories.

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Diana Ross, lifetime achievement award recipient, poses in the press room at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, 2017. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Diana Ernestine Ross is 74 years young today.

Motown singer Diana Ross gained fame as a member of The
Supremes
and who later won a Golden Globe for her role as
Billie Holiday in Lady Sings the Blues in 1972. She once
dreamed of being a fashion designer.

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SANDY KOZEL

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In a Cambridge University laboratory on this day in 1953, scientists James D. Watson and Francis H.C. Crick discovered the double-
helix structure of DNA.

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On this day in 1993, U.S. Federal agents raided the compound of an armed religious cult in Waco, TX. The ATF had planned to arrest
the leader of the Branch Davidians, David Koresh, on federal
firearms charges. Four agents and six Davidians were killed and
a 51-day standoff followed.
      

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Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was assassinated in Stockholm
on this day in 1986. He was 59.


Blood on a street in downtown Stockholm, Sweden, after the assassination of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme.

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Album released on this day in 1983. It became groups first number-
one album in the UK.

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It was on this day in 1978.

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Massachusetts High Court rules gay couples can marry on this day
in 2003.

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The first sound-synchronized animated cartoon premiered in New
York on this day in 1928. It was Walt Disney’s "Steamboat Willie”,
starring Mickey Mouse.


        
       

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Convicted bomber Timothy McVeigh is escorted from the Noble
County Courthouse in Perry, Okla., April 21, 1995.


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Great Men Needed to Save America; Yukon Jack, Veterans Today: Could not agree more with that statement, but the argument is over-simplified.

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It was on this day in 1993.

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Grace Kelly and her husband, Prince Rainier.

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Grace Patricia Kelly (November 12, 1929 – September 14, 1982)

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