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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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1968

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FUTURE PRESIDENT BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1917

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)


One of America’s best-loved presidents,
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
was born into a politically and socially prominent family in Brookline,
Massachusetts, on May 29, 1917.

He was the first American president to be born and then serve in the
20th century and the youngest person to assume the presidency by election.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ED DANAHUE

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May 22, 1992 was the last "Tonight Show" with Johnny
Carson as host.

Carson presented retrospective of clips covering the
past 30 years. Carson said goodnight for the last time.       

    
    
   
1992: Johnny Carson

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982)

Henry Fonda had a career that spanned five decades on
Broadway and in Hollywood. Fonda cultivated a strong,
appealing screen image in several films now considered
to be classics.

Fonda made his mark early as a Broadway actor and made
his Hollywood film debut in 1935. He rose to film stardom
with performances in such films as; Jezebel (1938), Jesse
James
(1939), and Young Mr. Lincoln (1939). His career
further progressed with his portrayal of
Tom Joad in The
Grapes of Wrath
(1940), receiving a nomination for the
Academy Award for Best Actor.

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WORLD’S FAIR OPENED 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 ( above) and New York Governor Herbert
Lehman, ushered in the first day of television broadcasting in New
York (below).

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Early Television

Photographs of an early telecast from the 1939 Worlds Fair.

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