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THEY BOTH MET THEIR MAKER ON THIS DAY

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Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (October 1, 1910 – May 23, 1934)
and Clyde Chestnut Barrow (March 24, 1909 – May 23,
1934)


The criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde traveled the
Central United
States
with their gang during the Great Depression. The couple
were known for their
bank robberies, although they preferred to
rob small stores or rural funeral homes. 

Their exploits captured the attention of the American press and
its readership during what is occasionally referred to as the
"
public enemy era" between 1931 and 1934, when the couple
were ambushed and shot to death in
Bienville Parish, Louisiana.

They are believed to have murdered at least nine police officers and       
four civilians.


 

Bonnie and Clyde's bullet-riddled car went on display after the infamous couple's death.
The bullet-riddled car on display after the infamous couple’s
death.

      
        
        
       
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THE ‘’NEW DEAL’’ BEGAN ON THIS DAY ~ 1933

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On March 4, 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, Franklin
Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd president of the
United States. In his famous inaugural address, delivered outside
the east wing of the U.S. Capitol, Roosevelt outlined his
New
Deal”—
an expansion of the federal government as an instrument
of employment opportunity and welfare—and told Americans that
“the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Although it was a
rainy day in Washington, and gusts of rain blew over Roosevelt
as he spoke, he delivered a speech that radiated optimism a
nd competence, and a broad majority of Americans united
behind  their new president and his radical economic proposals
to lead the nation out of the Great Depression.


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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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FIRST ‘’FIRESIDE CHAT’’ ON THIS DAY IN 1933

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Eight days after his inauguration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt
gave his first national radio address, or “fireside chat” (above), broadcast directly from the
White House
during the Great
Depression.  He began that address simply: “I want to talk for a
few minutes with the people of the United States about banking.”
He went on to explain his recent decision to close the nation’s
banks in order to stop a surge in mass withdrawals by panicked investor’s worried about possible bank failures. The banks would
be reopening the next day.


Roosevelt thanked the public for their “fortitude and good temper
during what he called the “banking holiday.”





 

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HISTORY MAKING NEWS

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America’s Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street
stock market on this day in 1929.

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A crowd of people gather outside the New York Stock Exchange following the Crash of 1929.

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On this day in 1998, the space shuttle Discovery blasted off with
John Glenn on board. Glenn was 77 years old at the time. In 1962
he became the first American to orbit the Earth.

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The crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery (front row) Payload
Specialist
Chiaki Mukai and Mission Commander Curt Brown;
Payload Specialist
John Glenn; (C) and Mission Specialist
Pedro Duque depart the
Operations & Checkout building and
head to the Space Shuttle Discovery to begin their mission
into space from the Kennedy Space Center, FL
.

 

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John Glenn (left) and Stephen Oswald sitting in the flight deck of Space Shuttle Discovery.

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