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GERMAN AIR RAID HITS LONDON IN 1940

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German bomber flying over Britain during the Blitz.


On the evening of December 29, 1940, London suffers its most devastating
air raid when Germans firebomb the city. Hundreds of fires caused by the
exploding bombs engulfed areas of London, but firefighters showed a
valiant indifference to the bombs falling around them and saved much
of the city from destruction. The next day, a newspaper photo of St. Paul’s Cathedral standing undamaged amid the smoke and flames seemed to
symbolize the capital’s unconquerable spirit during the
Battle of Britain.

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The dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, visible through smoke generated by German incendiary bombs.

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NUREMBERG TRIALS BEGAN ON THIS DAY IN 1945

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Twenty-four high-ranking Nazis went on trial in Nuremberg, Germany, for
atrocities committed during
World War II.

The Nuremberg Trials were conducted by an international tribunal made
up of representatives from the United States, the
Soviet Union, France
and Great Britain. It was the first trial of its kind in history, and the
defendants faced charges ranging from crimes against peace, to crimes
of war, to crimes against humanity. Lord Justice Geoffrey Lawrence, the
British member, presided over the proceedings, which lasted 10 months
and consisted of 216 court sessions.

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Hermann Goering, leader of the Gestapo and the Luftwaffe, on trial. 

   
    
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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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The great Northeast blackout occurred on this day in 1965,  as several
states and parts of Canada were hit by a series of power failures lasting
up to 13 1/2 hours. More than 30 million people were into darkness in
one of the biggest electrical power failures in history. The blackout
was caused by a misconfigured power line at a hydroelectric power
station at Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Jerry Lee Lewis, often known by his nickname…The Killer
is 84 years old to day.
 


Singer-songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis has been described as a pioneer of
rockabilly and ‘’rock & roll’s first great wild man.”         

Lewis has a dozen gold records in both rock and country. He has won
several Grammy awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award and
was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

On February 28, 2019, Lewis suffered a minor stroke in Memphis. He is
expected to fully recover, but had to cancel some appearances.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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William Oliver Stone is 73 years old  today.

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 1991


JFK
was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including
Best Picture, Best Director for Stone and Best Supporting
Actor
for Jones and won two for Best Cinematography and 
Best Film Editing. It was the most successful of three films 
Stone made about American presidents, followed by Nixon
(1995) with
Anthony Hopkins in the title role and W. (2008)
with
Josh Brolin as George W. Bush.

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