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On this day in 1770, a deadly riot called "The Boston Massacre" took place on King Street in Boston. It began as a street brawl between
American colonists and a lone British soldier, but quickly escalated
to a chaotic, bloody slaughter killing five people. Two British troops 
were later convicted of manslaughter. The conflict energized anti-
Britain sentiment and paved the way for the American Revolution.

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Boston Massacre Site Memorial, on the Freedom Trail behind the Old State House.

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Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley)  
(September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963)

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On this day in 1963, country music performers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in the crash of their plane, a
Piper Comanche, near Camden, Tennessee, along with pilot Randy Hughes (Cline’s manager). The investigation determined that Hughes,
a non-instrument-rated pilot, attempted visual flight in adverse
weather conditions, resulting in disorientation and subsequent loss
of control.


A Piper Comanche PA-24-180, similar to the one that crashed.

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Patsy Cline aircraft crash site, Camden, Tennessee.

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On this day in 1933, the 32nd United States President, Franklin D.
Roosevelt
(center) was sworn in and gave his inauguration speech
during the worst crisis America had faced since the Civil War. By 
early 1933, the U.S. economy had sunk to its lowest point in the
period known
at the Great Depression. In Roosevelt’s speech he
said "We have
nothing to fear, but fear itself." 

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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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On this day in 1932, the 22-month-old son (right) of aviator Charles Lindbergh (left) was kidnapped. The child was found dead in May.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann
(November 26, 1899 – April 3, 1936)

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The Andy Griffith Show aired on CBS from
October 3, 1960, to April 1, 1968.

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Ronald William Howard is 65 years-old today.

Director, producer, and actor who first became
known as Andy Griffith‘s son Opie on The Andy
Griffith Show
and also played teenager Richie
Cunningham on Happy Days. His 2001 film A
Beautiful Mind
received the Academy Award for
Best Picture and earned Howard the Academy
Award for Best Director. He also directed the
films Apollo 13 (1995) and Dr. Seuss’ How the
Grinch Stole Christmas
 (2000).

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Happy Days, the original television sitcom aired first-run
from January 15, 1974 to September 24, 1984 on
ABC,

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On this day in 1991, U.S. President George H.W. Bush announced
live on television that "Kuwait is liberated."

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