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OPENING CEREMONY ON THIS DAY IN 1939

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On April 30, 1939, the New York World’s Fair opened  in New York
City
. The opening ceremony, which featured speeches by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt and New York Governor Herbert Lehman,
ushered in the first day of television broadcasting in New York.

Spanning 1,200 acres at Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, the
fairground was marked by two imposing structures–the “Perisphere”
and the “Trylon”–and exhibited such new technology as FM radio,
robotics, fluorescent lighting, and a crude fax machine. Norman Bel
Geddes designed a Futurama ride for General Motors, and users
were transported through an idealized city of the future. Sixty-three
nations participated in the fair, which enjoyed large crowds before
the outbreak of
World War II interrupted many of its scheduled
events.

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President Roosevelt speaking at the opening of the New York
World’s Fair.


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Images of the 1939-40 New York World's Fair
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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Juliette Gordon Low (October 31, 1860 – January 17, 1927)


The Girl Scout organization of the United States was founded on
this day in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low (above).The original
name of the movement was Girl Guides.

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SANDY KOZEL

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In 1876: __Alexander Graham Bell makes the first telephone call
in his Boston laboratory, summoning his assistant, Thomas A.
Watson, from the next room.

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KING’S TOMB OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1923

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On February 16, 1923, in Thebes, Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter (above) entered the sealed burial chamber of the ancient Egyptian ruler King Tutankhamen.

Because the ancient Egyptians saw their pharaohs as gods, they carefully preserved their bodies after death, burying them in elaborate tombs
containing rich treasures to accompany the rulers into the afterlife. In the
19th century, archeologists from all over the world flocked to Egypt, where
they uncovered a number of these tombs. Many had long ago been broken
into by robbers and stripped of their riches.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1962, the Soviet Union exchanged captured American U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers (seated) for the Soviet KGB spy Rudolph Ivanovich Abel (right) being held by the U.S. 

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Francis Gary Powers and a U2 recon aircraft .

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The Glienicke bridge just after the Powers swap.

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