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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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After months of maintaining his innocence, Agnew pleaded no 
contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion and resigned
from office. Nixon replaced him with House Republican leader
Gerald Ford. Agnew spent the remainder of his life quietly,
rarely making public appearances.
    
    
    
    
    
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Gerald Ford (center) was sworn in as Vice President. Ford, the longtime
House Minority Leader, was selected as VP by Richard Nixon (far right)
after the resignation of Spiro Agnew.  Ford would become president
eight months later when Nixon himself resigned.




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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Young Donald Trump in military school.


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Donald John Trump is 73 years old today.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into the nation’s territorial waters on a
spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.

The Pueblo’s mission began in early January, 1968, when the crew
set off from the U.S. Navy base on Yokosuka, Japan with orders to conduct surveillance on Soviet Navy and North Korean signal and electronic intelligence activity.

Pueblo, is still being held by North Korea today, officially remains
a
commissioned vessel of the United States Navy. Since early 2013,
the ship has been
moored along the Potong River in Pyongyang, and       
used there as a museum ship at the Pyongyang Victorious War
Museum
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The captured crew (above) were beaten and nearly starved in the
incident that almost led to another war.

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Pueblo on display in North Korea, 2012.

Pueblo
North Koreans raise their fists during a rally in 2010 in front of the
U.S. Navy spy ship Pueblo.

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On this day in 1977, the TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel. Roots received 37 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It also won a
Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented
Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third-highest-rated episode for any type of television series, and the
second-most watched overall series finale in U.S. television
history.


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LeVar Burton as Kunta Kinte, a warrior of the Mandinka people
in Gambia who is captured by slavers and taken to Annapolis,
Md.

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)


Television host, comedian, writer, and producer Johnny Carson was 
best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962–1992) on NBC. Carson received six
Emmy Awards, the Television
Academy
‘s 1980 Governor’s Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was
inducted into the
Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987 awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center
Honor
in 1993.

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THE NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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On this day in 1963, Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby (below) shot
and killed Lee Harvey Oswald live on national television.

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The pistol that Jack Ruby used to kill Lee Harvey
Oswald.

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It was on November 22, two days before the shooting of Oswald.

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D. B. Cooper, hijack, hijacking, 727, Northwest Orient, paratrooper, intelligence operative, flight 305, Seattle WA, Portland OR, November 24 1972

On this day in 1971, hijacker Dan Cooper, known as D.B. Cooper, parachuted from a Northwest Airlines 727 over Washington state
with $200,000 in ransom money.

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D. B. Cooper, hijack, hijacking, 727, Northwest Orient, paratrooper, intelligence operative, flight 305, Seattle WA, Portland OR, November 24 1972
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NEWS HEADLINES THAT MADE HISTORY

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On October 10, 1973, after months of maintaining his innocence,
Agnew pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion
and resigned from office. He was replaced by House Minority
Leader Gerald Ford (below).

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Gerald Ford (center) was sworn in as Vice President Ford. 

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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

Wells is best remembered for the legendary 1938 radio broadcast of “The
War of the Worlds’’, and in film, Citizen Kane (1941), consistently ranked
as one of the greatest films ever made.

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