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Battle of the Little Bighorn began on this day in 1876, when the US 7th
Cavalry under Brevet Major General George Armstrong Custer wiped
out by Sioux and Cheyenne warriors led by Chiefs
Crazy Horse and
Sitting Bull in what has become famously known as "Custer’s Last
Stand."

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John Dean began his testimony before the Senate Watergate
Committee on this day in 1973.

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Jacques-Yves Cousteau (June 11, 1910 – June 25, 1997)


Jaques Cousteau was a
French naval officer, explorer, conservationist,
filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who
studied the sea and all forms of life in water. He co-developed the
Aqua-
lung
and pioneered marine conservation.

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ELVIS HISTORY ON THIS DAY IN 1957

 
Elvis Presley during filming of Jailhouse Rock.

Two weeks into the shooting of the film Jailhouse Rock, Elvis Presley
inhaled a porcelain cap from one of his front teeth. He was rushed to
Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles to have it removed from 
a lung. After resting for a couple days he returned to finish the movie.

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FILMING STARTED ON THIS DAY IN 1960

The film G.I. Blues is a musical comedy directed by Norman Taurog and starring
Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, and Robert Ivers. The movie was filmed at Paramount Pictures studio, with some pre-production scenery shot on location in Germany
before Presley’s release from the army. The movie reached #2 on the Variety
weekly national box office chart in 1960. It won a 2nd place or runner-up prize
Laurel Award in the category of Top Musical of 1960.

          

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FILMING BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1974

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Principal photography for “Jaws” began on the island of Martha’s Vineyard,
Massachusetts. The location was chosen because the surrounding ocean
had a sandy bottom that never dropped below 35 feet out from shore which
allowed the mechanical sharks to operate.

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