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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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The Japanese surrender ceremony aboard the USS Missouri.

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Japanese foreign affairs minister Mamoru Shigemitsu (center) signs
the
Japanese Instrument of Surrender, Gen. Richard K. Sutherland
(left) observes.

Japan surrendered to the U.S. aboard the USS Missouri, ending
World War II. The war ended six years and one day after it began.

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Gen. Douglas MacArthur signs the Japanese surrender document.

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President Harry S. Truman proclaiming this day in 1945 as V-J Day.

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WHITE HOUSE SET ON FIRE ON THIS DAY IN 1814

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During the
War of 1812 between the United States and England, British troops
enter Washington, D.C. and burn the
White House in retaliation for the
American attack on the city of York in Ontario, Canada, in June 1812.

When the British arrived at the White House, they found that President James Madison and his first lady Dolley had already fled to safety in Maryland.

Soldiers reportedly sat down to eat a meal made of leftover food from the
White House scullery using White House dishes and silver before ransacking
the presidential mansion and setting it ablaze.

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James Madison Jr. (March 16, 1751– June 28, 1836)

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Remains of the White House after the fire of 1814.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

today in history

camilleb ap
CAMILLE
BOHANNON


 



On this day in 1945, a U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor
of New York City’s Empire State Building, killing 14 people and
injuring 26 others. The freak accident was caused by heavy fog. The
B-25
 Mitchell bomber, with two pilots and one passenger aboard,
was flying from New Bedford, Massachusetts, to LaGuardia Airport
in New York City.

A fire that was started by the crash and was put out in 40 minutes. It
is the only fire at such a height that has been successfully put out.

An elevator operator, Betty Lou Oliver, survived a fall of 75 floors, a
Guinness World Record for the longest fall survived in an elevator.

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B-25 Mitchell like the one that crashed into the Empire State Building.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ED DONAHUE

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On this day in 1995, the Oklahoma City bombing was a
domestic terrorist truck bombing on the Alfred P. Murrah
Federal Building
in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Perpetrated by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols, the
bombing happened at 9:02 am and killed at least 168 people, 
injured more than 680 others, and destroyed one – third of
the building.




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One of the many injured in the bombing attack.

Oklahoma City firefighter Chris Fields holds a baby who was inside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building when it was hit by a truck bomb on April 19, 1995. The 1-year-old, Angel Baylee Almon, later died in the hospital. She was one of the 168 people killed in the terrorist attack. More than 500 people were injured.
A firefighter holding a dying toddler in his arms.

Timothy McVeigh is led from a courthouse in Perry, Oklahoma, after being charged in connection with the bombing. Two years later, he was convicted on 11 counts of murder, conspiracy and using a weapon of mass destruction. He was executed by lethal injection in 2001. His co-conspirator, Terry Nichols, was sentenced to life in prison. Both McVeigh and Nichols were former U.S. Army soldiers associated with the extreme right-wing Patriot Movement. The Patriot Movement rejects the legitimacy of the federal government and law enforcement.
Bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh (center) is escorted from
the courthouse in Perry, Oklahoma.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Sir Elton Hercules John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) is 72.


Rock and roll legend Elton John has sold over 250 million albums in a career
that’s spanned over 50 years. He is best known for such hit songs as "Rocket
Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie and the Jets" and "Candle in the Wind."Elton
began playing the piano at age three and won a junior scholarship to the
Royal Academy of Music.

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