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Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA. on this day in 1955. Walt Disney gave the opening day speech. Thousands of people attended the
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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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At 12:18 p.m. et, a terrorist bomb exploded in a parking garage of the World
Trade Center
in New York City, leaving a crater 60 feet wide and causing the collapse of several steel-reinforced concrete floors in the vicinity of the blast. Although the terrorist bomb failed to critically damage the main structure of
the skyscrapers, six people were killed, more than 1,000 were injured and
the World Trade Center itself suffered more than $500 million in damage. 

After the attack, authorities evacuated 50,000 people from the buildings,
hundreds of whom were suffering from smoke inhalation. The evacuation
lasted the whole afternoon.

City authorities and the Federal Bureau of Investigation undertook a massive manhunt for suspects, and within days several radical Islamic fundamentalists
were arrested.

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On this day in 1987, The Tower Commission rebuked President
Reagan
for failing to control his national security staff in the wake
of the Iran-Contra Affair.

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President Reagan (far right) with Caspar Weinberger, George Shultz,
Ed Meese and Don Regan discussing the President’s remarks on the Iran-Contra affair in the oval office.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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Explosion: The shuttle came apart and left flaming contrails across the sky minutes after re-entry

On this day in 2003, NASA’s space shuttle Columbia exploded while
re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere. All seven astronauts on board
were killed.

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Helmet found in a field after the space shuttle Columbia disaster.

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Memorial at the Columbia Debris Site.

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During the Vietnam War on this day in 1968, South Vietnamese
National Police Chief Brig. Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan executed a
Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head. The scene was
captured in a news photograph shown above.

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Vietcong officer Nguyen Van Lem minutes prior to his execution.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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It was on this day in 1996.

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Wreckage from the front portion of the TWA Flight 800 Boeing 747 on display in its reconstructed state in 1997.

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The cockpit of TWA Flight 800 is lowered at the U.S. Coast Guard
station at Shinnecock Inlet in Hampton Bays, N.Y.

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The Russian Imperial Romanov family (Tsar Nicholas II, his
wife
Tsarina Alexandra and their five children Olga, Tatiana,
Maria, Anastasia, and Alexei) and all those who chose to
accompany them into imprisonment were shot,
bayoneted
and
clubbed to death in Yekaterinburg on this day in 1918
by several Bolshevik troops under the orders of the Ural
Regional Soviet and according to instructions by Lenin.

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A drawing of the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family.

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The room in the Ipatiev House, Yekaterinburg, where the Russian
royal family was brutally murdered.

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Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA. on this day in 1955.

Disneyland theme park is now divided into 8 extravagantly themed
lands: Main Street, U.S.A., Tomorrowland, Fantasyland, Mickey’s
Toontown, Frontierland, Critter Country, New Orleans Square and
Adventureland.

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Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966)

Sleeping Beauty's castle in Fantasyland is overrun by children crossing drawbridge over moat. Inside, Disney plnas a model torture chamber.

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Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza resigned and fled to
Miami, Florida in exile on this day in 1979.


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Somoza talks to the press after fleeing to safety in Miami.

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An Apollo spaceship (left) docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit
on this day in 1975. It was the first link up between the U.S. and
Soviet Union.

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It was on this day in 1961.

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Coltrane’s first recordings were made when he was
a sailor.

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John William Coltrane  (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967)

John Coltrane was an American jazz saxophonist and composer, also
known as "Trane". Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in
his career,Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes and was later at
the forefront of free jazz. He died of liver cancer at a Hospital in New
York on July 17, 1967, at the age of 40.

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NASA’s space shuttle Columbia exploded while re-entering the
Earth’s atmosphere on this day in 2003. All seven astronauts on
board were killed.

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This picture was taken by Eddie Adams in Saigon on February 1,
1968, the second day of North Vietnam’s Tet offensive. It captures
the summary execution of ­Nguyễn Văn Lém by Brigadier General
Nguyễn Ngoc Loan, chief of the South Vietnam police.

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Eddie Adams (June 12, 1933 – September 18, 2004)

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Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (center) was welcomed in Tehran as he ended nearly 15 years of exile on this day in 1979.

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William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960)

Often referred to as "The King of Hollywood", Clark Gable began his
career as a stage actor and appeared as an
extra in silent films between
1924 and
1926, and progressed to supporting roles with a few films for
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1931. The following year, he landed his first
leading his first leading Hollywood role and
over the next three decades
he became a
leading man in more than 60 motion pictures.



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