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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1886, pharmacist Dr. John Styth Pemberton (below)
developed an early version of a beverage that would later become
known as"
Coca-Cola." Pemberton sold his rights to the soft drink
shortly before his death.

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John Stith Pemberton

(July 8, 1831 – August 16, 1888)

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SANDY KOZEL

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Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi
( April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937


Marconi was an
Italian inventor and electrical engineer,
known for his pioneering work on long-distance
radio
transmission
, development of Marconi’s law, and a
radio telegraph system. He is credited as the inventor
of radio
, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics
with
Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their
contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

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Actor Alfredo James Pacino is 78 years old today.     

Al Pacino had his breakthrough as mobster Michael Corleone in the
Godfather trilogy and won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his
role as Frank Slade in the 1992 film
Scent of a Woman. He is also
known for his starring roles in
Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Heat (1995),
Scarface (1983), and Serpico (1973).

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the
first successful call with the telephone. He spoke the
words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”

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Alexander Graham Bell’s first telephone (above). This is the
actual phone, not a reproduction, and it is kept securely at
the Smithsonian institute in Washington, D.C.        
        

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Thomas Augustus Watson
(January 18, 1854 – December 13, 1934)


Watson was an assistant to
Alexander Graham
Bell
. He is best known because, as the recipient
of the first telephone call from Bell.

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DAVID MELENDY
   

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African American taxi driver Rodney King was severely beaten by
Los Angeles police officers on this day in 1991 during an arrest 
that followed a pursuit through the streets of Los Angeles. The
scene was captured on amateur video, one of the first police 
brutality videos of its kind. It forever changed the conversation
about police and race in America.

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Over six nights in April, 53 people were killed and more than 2,000 injured; property damage topped $1 billion.

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National Guardsmen patrol Los Angeles during the rioting after the acquittal of officers involved in the beating of Rodney King.

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The first issue of Time magazine was published on this day in 1923
by Briton Hadden and Henry Luce. It was the first weekly news
magazine in the United States. The distinctive red border for which
the magazine has come to be known was lacking. On the cover
was the now-obscure Joseph G. Cannon, former House Speaker.
.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1990, Nelson Mandela was freed by South Africa after
27 years in captivity.

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A bronze statue depicting former South African president Nelson Mandela as he walked to freedom outside the Groot Drakenstein
prison in Paarl.

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On this day in 1945, during World War II, the Yalta Agreement was
signed by
U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt (center) British Prime 
Minister Winston Churchill (left) and Soviet leader Josef Stalin. 


The leaders agreed to demand Germany’s unconditional surrender 
and began plans for a post-war world. Most of the agreements were 
initially kept secret, but the revelations of the conference particulars became controversial after Soviet-American wartime cooperation degenerated into the Cold War.

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