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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, on a slope below Arlington House, where an eternal
flame (below) was lit by his widow to forever mark the grave.
    

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Jacqueline Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy walk away from the president’s casket after lighting the Eternal Flame.

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John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame at Arlington National Cemetery
after its 2013 renovation.

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On this day in 1901, U.S. President William McKinley was shot and mortally wounded by Leon Czolgosz, an American anarchist . McKinley succumbed
to his wounds on September 14, 1901. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt
was sworn into office on the same day, succeeding McKinley, who had
been reelected in 1900. Gzolgosz was executed on October 29, 1901.

    
   
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Leon Frank Czolgosz  (May 5, 1873 – October 29, 1901)

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The site of William McKinley’s assassination is shown.
The site of William McKinley’s tragic assassination in Buffalo, New
York is only marked by a plaque on a large boulder.
        

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Atlanta Stadium, April 8, 1974: Hank Aaron slams his 715th home run over the fence and into history.
Hank Aaron slams his 715th home run over the fence and
into the history books.

April 8, 1974: Hank Aaron watches his 715th career home run sail over the outfield fence, breaking the record set by Babe Ruth in 1935.

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Hank Aaron displays his 715th home run ball, the ball that
broke Babe Ruth’s famed home run record.

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Henry Louis Aaron (nicknamed "Hammer" or "Hammerin’ Hank")
turned 85 on February 5th.

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The funeral procession for President John F. Kennedy is pictured 
crossing the bridge to Arlington National Cemetery in  Arlington, VA.

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On this day in 1963, the body of President John F. Kennedy was laid
to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. The funeral was attended by
heads of state and representatives from more than 100 countries,
with untold millions more watching on television.

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President Kennedy’s widow, Jacqueline, along with brother’s Bob
and Ted Kennedy together lit the “eternal flame”(above) which will
forever burn at the gravesite of JFK.


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During the Revolutionary War on this day in 1783, British forces
evacuated New York, their last military position in the
U.S. It was
also George Washington’s Triumphal Entry in New York City, as
depicted in the above painting. The events marked the cessation 
of hostilities between Great Britain and its former colonies.

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On this day in 1901, President William McKinley was shot and
mortally wounded (he died eight days later) by Leon Czolgosz,
an American anarchist, was executed the following October.

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The funeral for Britain’s Princess Diana was on this day
in 1997.

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Piggly Wiggly is a supermarket chain in the Southern and Midwestern regions
of the U.S. The first outlet opened in 1916 in
Memphis, Tennessee, and is
notable for having been the first true
self-service grocery store, and the
originator of various familiar supermarket features such as checkout stands, individual item price marking and shopping carts. The current company headquarters is in
Keene, New Hampshire. Currently, more than 600
independently owned Piggly Wiggly stores operate in 17 states, primarily
in smaller cities and towns.


Piggly Wiggly founder Clarence Saunders.
(August 9, 1881 – September 23, 1953)

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George Roger Waters is 75 years old today.

Bass player, composer, vocalist Roger Waters was co-founder,
and front man of the English rock band
Pink Floyd, the group
known for songs like "Shine On You Crazy Diamond."

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