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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1996, a single homemade pipe bomb left in a knapsack exploded amid a crowd of spectators in Centennial Olympic Park,
near the main sites of the Olympic Games in Atlanta. The blast
caused by the crude device killed one person and injured 112
others.
  

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Eric Robert Rudolph, the Olympic Park Bomber.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

Eagle Lunar Module Apollo 11
The Eagle prepares to land: Photo shows Lunar Module ‘Eagle’ photographed from Command Module ‘Columbia’.



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The Command Service Module Columbia.

On this day in 1969, Apollo 11 made thirty orbits of the moon which allowed
them to view the landing site: the southern Sea of Tranquility, one of the
most suitably flat areas. This area had confirmed by the
Apollo 10 ‘dress
rehearsal’ mission
in which the crew captured vital film footage and photos 
while orbiting the moon.

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FDR’S THIRD TERM NOMINATION IN 1940

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945)

On this day in 1940, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who first took office in 1933
as America’s 32nd president, is nominated for an unprecedented third term.

Roosevelt, a Democrat, would eventually be elected to a record four terms
in office, the only U.S. president to serve more than two terms.

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

On this day in 1984 ~

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Democratic presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale (right) named U.S. Rep.
Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York (left) to be his running mate. Ferraro was
the first woman to run for vice president on a major party ticket.

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Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale turned 91 in January.

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Geraldine Anne "Gerry" Ferraro (August 26, 1935 – March 26, 2011)

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1850

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Millard Fillmore (January 7, 1800 – March 8, 1874)

Vice President Millard Fillmore was sworn in as the 13th
president of the United States. President
Zachary Taylor
had died the day before, five days after falling ill with a
severe intestinal ailment on the Fourth of July.

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Zachary Taylor (November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850)

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Zachary Taylor on his death bed in the White House.

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