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TIM MAGUIRE

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On October 10, 1973, after months of maintaining his innocence,
Agnew pleaded no contest to a single felony charge of tax evasion
and resigned from office. He was replaced by House Minority
Leader Gerald Ford (below).

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Gerald Ford (center) was sworn in as Vice President Ford. 

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George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985)

Wells is best remembered for the legendary 1938 radio broadcast of “The
War of the Worlds’’, and in film, Citizen Kane (1941), consistently ranked
as one of the greatest films ever made.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1974, President Gerald Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War.

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In west Beirut on this day in 1982, the massacre of hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children began in refugee camps
of the Lebanese Christian militiamen.

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A RECAP OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1998, President Clinton denied having an affair with a former White House intern, saying "I did not have sexual relations
with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.

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President Clinton with Monica Lewinsky in the Oval Office.

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The first European settlers in Australia, led by Captain Arthur Phillip,
landed in what became known as Sydney on this day in 1788. The
group had first settled at Botany Bay eight days before. This day is
celebrated as Australia Day.


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Douglas MacArthur (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) 

Douglas MacArthur was an Army five-star general and Field
Marshal
of the Philippine Army. He was Chief of Staff of the
United States Army
during the 1930s and played a prominent
role in the
Pacific theater during World War II.

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Wayne Douglas Gretzky is 57 years old today.

Wayne Gretzky is a Canadian born former professional ice hockey player and former head coach. He played twenty seasons in the National Hockey League
(NHL) for four teams from 1979 to 1999. Nicknamed "The Great One", he has
been called "the greatest hockey player ever" by many sportswriters, players,
and the league itself.

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The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Phantom of the Opera" opened
at Broadway’s Majestic Theater on this day in 1988.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1968, three Apollo 8 astronauts, James A. Lovell,
William Anders and Frank Borman, reached the moon. They
orbited the moon 10 times before coming back to Earth. Seven
months later man first landed on the moon.

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From left: astronauts  William A. Anders, James A. Lovell Jr. and
Frank Borman.

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Several veterans of the Confederate Army formed a private social
club in Pulaski,
TN, called the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) on this day in
1865 and still exists today.

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Canadian born Reginald A. Fessenden (above) became the first
person to broadcast a human voice and music program over
radio, from Brant Rock, MA.

Coherer And Tapper - Marconi, circa 1905

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On this day in 1871, In Cairo, Egypt, Giuseppe Verdi’s opera "Aida"
had its world premiere at the Khedivial Opera House.

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Giuseppe Verdi conducting.

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REVIEWING PAST WORLD NEWS

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TIM MAGUIRE

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UN War Crimes panel tries Slobodan Melosevic for genocide in
Bosnia.

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Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovych declares win in disputed vote on this
date in 2004. He was poisoned during the election campaign when
it was confirmed that he ingested hazardous amounts of TCDD
, the
most potent dioxin and a contaminant in Agent Orange.

He suffered disfigurement as a result of the poisoning, but he has
since made made a full physical recovery (below).
 

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The first edition of "Life" magazine was hit the newsstands on
this day in 1936. The cover depicted the Fort Peck Dam in
Montana.

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Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967)


Luce was a  magazine magnate who was called “the most
influential private citizen in America of his day".


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On this day in 1903, Italian operatic tenor Enrico Caruso made
his U.S. debut with the
Metropolitan Opera in New York City in "Rigoletto."  He sang to great acclaim at the major opera houses
of Europe and America, appearing in a wide variety of roles from
the Italian and French repertoires that ranged from the lyric to
the dramatic.
         
     


    
    
    
   
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Enrico Caruso (February 25, 1873 – August 2, 1921)

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