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Clinton (Clint) Eastwood Jr. is 89 today.

Clint Eastwood gained fame as an iconic actor in such classic
Western films as
A Fistful of Dollars and The Good, the Bad
and the Ugly
(1967) and as Detective Harry Callahan in the
Dirty Harry franchise beginning in 1971. He later became a
renowned director, receiving the Academy Awards for Best
Director and Best Picture for his films
Unforgiven (1992) and 
Million Dollar Baby (2004). 

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

Sequence of Mount St. Helens photos of the colossal landslide and ensuing lateral blast following the Mw 5.1 earthquake, 1980. Timestamps indicate the time following the earthquake.
On this day in 1980, Mt. Saint Helens erupted in Washington state. A
total of 57 people were killed along with 3 billion dollars in damage.

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Mt. Saint Helens as it looks today.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965, some 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S. Route 80. They got only as far as
the Edmund Pettus Bridge six blocks away, where state and local 
lawmen with batons and tear gas drove them back into Selma.


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On this day in 1944, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also stated that undeniably
loyal Americans of Japanese ancestry could not be detained.

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Filmmaker Steven Allan Spielberg is72 years old today.

Celebrated director Steven Spielberg achieved box office records with
the blockbuster films
Jaws (1975), E.T. (1982), and Jurassic Park (1993).

He received the Academy Award for Best Director for the films Schindler’s
List (1993) and Saving Private Ryan (1998). He also directed the action/
adventure classic trilogy Indiana Jones starring
Harrison Ford, in the
’80s.


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ED DANAHUE

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On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks, a black seamstress in Montgomery,
AL, refused to give up her seat to a white man. Mrs. Parks was
arrested marking a milestone in the civil rights movement in the U.S.

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The bus, restored to the 1955 condition of Ms. Parks’ historic ride, is
located in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005)

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Heywood "Woody" Allen (Allan Stewart Konigsberg) is 83 today.

Iconic writer and director Woody Allen is known for his unique blend of
comedy and style. His most celebrated films include Annie Hall (1977),
Manhattan (1979), Hannah and Her Sisters (1986), Deconstructing Harry
(1997), and
Midnight in Paris (2011). He performed card and magic tricks
in his youth and underwent the legal process of changing his name to
Heywood Allen when he was 17.

 

             
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