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GERONIMO SURRENDERED ON THIS DAY IN 1886

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Geronimo (Mescalero-Chiricahua) “the one who yawns”
(June 1829 – February 17, 1909)

 Apache chief Geronimo and the Indians he led, surrendered in Skeleton
Canyon in Arizona to U.S. Gen. Nelson Miles. For 30 years, the mighty
Native American warrior had battled to protect his tribe’s homeland;
however, by 1886 the Apaches were exhausted and outnumbered. Gen.
Miles accepted Geronimo’s surrender, making him the last Indian warrior
to formally give in to U.S. forces and signaling the end of the Indian Wars
in the Southwest. Geronimo died of pneumonia on February 17, 1909, as
a prisoner of the United States at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

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Geronimo’s grave at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.

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ROMANIA CAPTURED BY THE SOVIET UNION

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“An army of Romanian civilians, men and women, both young and
old (above) dig anti-tank ditches in a border area, on June 22, 1944,
in readiness to repel Soviet armies.” (AP)
   

On August 22, 1944, Soviet forces break through to Jassy, in northeastern 
Romania, convincing Romania’s king to sign an armistice with the Allies  
and concede control of his country to the USSR.

    

     

 Soviet tanks occupy Bucharest in august 1944. The occupation was to last for more than a decade.
Soviet tanks occupy Bucharest.

  
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            The Romanian Communist Party

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On this day in 1977, Voyager 2 was launched by NASA from a
spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida with a Titan IIIE / Centaur
rocket .
The spacecraft was carrying a copper phonograph
record containing greetings in dozens of languages and
samples of music (below).

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Singer Robert Anthony Plant is 71 today.

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Led Zepplin reunited for a show at London’s O2 arena, 2007.

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Stephen Glenn Martin is 74  years old today.

Actor, comedian, writer, filmmaker, and musician. Steve Martin came to
public notice in the 1960s as a writer for The Smothers Brothers Comedy
Hour
, and later as a frequent guest on The Tonight Show. In the 1970s,
Martin performed his offbeat, comedy routines before packed houses on
national tours. Since the 1980s, having branched away from comedy,
Martin has become a successful actor, as well as an author, playwright,
pianist, and banjo player, eventually earning him
Emmy, Grammy, and
American Comedy awards, among other honors.

In 2004, Comedy Central ranked Martin at sixth place in a list of the 100
greatest stand-up comics. He was awarded an
Honorary Academy Award
at the Academy’s 5th Annual
Governors Awards in 2013.

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The Jerk (1979)

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1972, the last U.S. combat troops depart Vietnam.

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