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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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ORDER SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1863

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On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation
Proclamation. Attempting to stitch together a nation mired in
a bloody civil war, Abraham Lincoln made a last-ditch, but
carefully calculated, decision regarding the institution of
slavery in America. The Proclamation ordered the freedom
of all slaves in ten states.



An African American man reading a newspaper with headline "Presidential Proclamation/Slavery".

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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SANDY KOZEL

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NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone (right) 
and City Supervisor Harvey Milk (left), a gay-rights activist, were
shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.

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Daniel James White.

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San Francisco got its first female mayor as City
Supervisor Dianne Feinstein (above) was named
to replace the assassinated George Moscone.

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On this day in 1973, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R.
Ford (left) as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T.
Agnew (below).

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Spiro Agnew resigns the vice presidency
amid accusations of income tax evasion.

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Vice President Gerald R. Ford (left) and President Richard M. Nixon.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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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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