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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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More than 6,000 people were killed when a magnitude 7.2 earthquake 
hit the city of Kobe, Japan on this day in 1995. It was the most severe 
earthquake to affect that region this century. The economic loss as a result of this earthquake is estimated to reach $200
billion.

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790)


Benjamin Franklin was one of the
Founding Fathers of the
United States
. He was a leading author, printer, political
theorist
, politician, freemason, postmaster, scientist,
inventor, humorist, civic
activist, statesman, and
diplomat.

Franklin was a major figure in the history of physics for
his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. As an
inventor, he is known for the lightning rod, bifocals, and
the Franklin stove, among other inventions.

Benjamin Franklin wrote under the pseudonym Mrs. Silence
Dogood, and published provocative letters. He was the first
United States Ambassador to France, where he advocated
religious tolerance.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry (above) 
released a report that said that smoking cigarettes was a definite
health hazard.

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Amelia Earhart Putnam became the first woman to fly solo from
Wheeler Field in Honolulu,
Hawaii to Oakland Airport in Oakland,
California on this day in 1935.

Amelia Earhart in the cockpit - What Happened to Amelia Earhart?

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Amelia in Oakland, triumphant after the Hawaii-to-California flight.

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Amelia Mary Earhart, (born July 24, 1897; disappeared July 2, 1937)

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DAVID MELENDY

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On this day in 1961, approximately 1,400 U.S.-supported Cuban
exiles invaded Cuba at the Bay of Pigs in an attempt to overthrow
Fidel Castro. It was an unsuccessful attack.

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On this day in 1970, Apollo 13 returned to Earth safely after an on- 
board accident with an oxygen tank.

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The crew members of Apollo 13—Fred Haise (left), Jim Lovell
(center), and Jack Swigert—step aboard the “USS Iwo Jima”
following splashdown and recovery operations in the south
Pacific Ocean.

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790)

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He
was a leading author, printer,
political theorist, politician, freemason,
postmaster, scientist, inventor, humorist, civic activist, statesman, and
diplomat.

Franklin suffered from obesity throughout his middle-aged and later years,
which resulted in multiple health problems, particularly
gout, which became
worse as he aged. In poor health during the signing of the US Constitution
in 1787, he was rarely seen in public from then until his death. Franklin
died from
pleuritic attack  at his home in Philadelphia on April 17, 1790,
at age 84.

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An Illustration of Benjamin Franklin on His Death Bed.


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John Pierpont Morgan Sr. (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913)

J.P. Morgan was an American financier and banker who dominated
corporate finance and industrial consolidation in the United States
of America in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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The Ford Motor Company unveiled its new Mustang model on this
day in 1964 at the New York World’s Fair. Ford anticipated they
would sell around 100,000 units a year, and were somewhat
unprepared when they received 22,000 orders in the first day
alone!

1964 World's Fair Ford Mustang Introduction

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 – April 17, 1790)

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On this day in 1945, Soviet and Polish forces liberated Warsaw
during World War II.

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In his farewell address on this day in 1961, President Eisenhower
warned against the rise of "the military-industrial complex."

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More than 6,000 people were killed when an earthquake with a
magnitude of 7.2 devastated the city of Kobe, Japan on this
day in 1995.

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Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947)

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Al Capone was the best known gangster in the 1920’s.

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Muhammad Ali (Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.) 
(January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016)

Ali became a boxing icon as well as a peace activist.  He was
known as "The Greatest," recording 56 career wins, 37 of them
by knockout, in his 61 professional bouts. In 1960, he won the
gold medal in the light heavyweight class at the Summer
Olympic Games in Rome. His boxing style was described as
fast, strong, and graceful, and he developed the famous slogan
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

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President George W. Bush presents the Presidential
Medal of Freedom to boxer Muhammad Ali in 2005.

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