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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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Aviator Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight on this day in
1933. He had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours,  and 49
minutes. He was the first aviator to accomplish the feat. He began
the journey on July 15, flying nonstop to Berlin.

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Wiley Hardeman Post (November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935)

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The “Winnie Mae” is on display at a branch of the Smithsonian’s
National Air and Space Museum.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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The "St. Valentine’s Day Massacre" took place in Chicago, IL on this
day in 1929.
Seven gangsters who were rivals of Al Capone were
killed.

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

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The section of the bullet-riddled wall as it stands today in the Mob Museum in Las Vegas.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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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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HISTORY MAKING NEWS

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MIKE GRACIA

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On  this day in 1962, United States President Kennedy went on radio
and television to inform the United States about his order to send
U.S.forces to blockade Cuba. The blockade was in response to the discovery of Soviet missile bases on the island.

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On this day in 1979, the ousted Shah of Iran, Mohammad Riza
Pahlavi was allowed into the
U.S. for, what was called, life-
saving medical treatment, a decision made by then President
Jimmy Carter. This was one of the most controversial decisions
of post-World War Two foreign policy.

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President Carter (left) raising a toast to the ousted Shah of Iran.

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Admitting the deposed Shah of Iran to the U.S.triggered the Iranian hostage crisis, effecting American-Iranian relations.

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A man holds a sign during a protest of the crisis in Washington, D.C..

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1973, OPEC, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting
Countries began an
oil-embargo against several countries including
the
U.S. and Great Britain. The incident stemmed from Western
support of Israel when
Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on
October 6, 1973. The embargo lasted until March of 1974.

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An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San
Francisco Bay area in
California. The quake caused about 67
deaths, 3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.

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Loma Prieta Earthquake, Game 3, 1989 World Series.

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On this day in 1777, American troops defeated British forces in
Saratoga,
New York. It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.

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Surrender of General Burgoyne and the British Army to General
Gates at the Battle of Saratoga.

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