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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE
BOHANNON

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Zebulon Montgomery Pike
(January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813)

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Approaching the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains during his second exploratory expedition, Lieutenant Zebulon Pike spots a distant mountain peak
that looks “like a small blue cloud.” The mountain was later named Pike’s Peak
in his honor.

Pike’s explorations of the newly acquired Louisiana Territory of the U.S. began before the nation’s first western explorers, Lewis and Clark, had returned from
their own expedition up the
Missouri River. Pike was more of a professional
military man than either Lewis or Clark, and he was a smart man who had
taught himself Spanish, French, mathematics, and elementary science. When
the governor of Louisiana Territory requested a military expedition to explore
the headwaters of the
Mississippi, General James Wilkinson picked Pike to
lead it.


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VIETNAM WAR PROTEST ON THIS DAY IN 1967

View of anti-Vietnam war protestors around the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool on 21 October 1967.

View of anti-Vietnam war protestors around the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool on 21 October 1967


In Washington, D.C. nearly 100,000 people gather to protest the American war
effort in Vietnam. More than 50,000 of the protesters marched to the
Pentagon
to ask for an end to the conflict. The protest was the most dramatic sign of
waning U.S. support for President Lyndon Johnson’s war in Vietnam. Polls
taken in the summer of 1967 revealed that, for the first time, American
support for the war had fallen below 50 percent.

Outside the Pentagon during the 1967 demonstrations.

Outside the Pentagon during the 1967 demonstrations.

A scuffle between the military police and protesters outside the Pentagon.

A scuffle between the military police and protesters outside the
Pentagon (above & below).
      

    
    
    

   
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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Sir Elton Hercules John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) is 72.


Rock and roll legend Elton John has sold over 250 million albums in a career
that’s spanned over 50 years. He is best known for such hit songs as "Rocket
Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie and the Jets" and "Candle in the Wind."Elton
began playing the piano at age three and won a junior scholarship to the
Royal Academy of Music.

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1965, the United States landed about 3,500 Marines in South Vietnam to defend the U.S. air base at Da Nag. They were the
first
American combat troops to land in Vietnam. They joined 23,000 American military advisors already in Vietnam.

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As American troops fight their first large scale battles against the
North Vietnamese Army, college students march against the war
in Boston, October 16, 1965.

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Joseph Paul DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999)

Joe DiMaggio was a baseball center fielder who played his entire 13-year
career in
Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees. He is widely
considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time, and is perhaps
best known for his 56-game
hitting streak (May 15 – July 16, 1941), a record
that still stands. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1955 and
was voted the sport’s greatest living player in a poll taken during the
baseball centennial year of 1969.

DiMaggio, a heavy smoker for much of his adult life, was admitted to
Memorial Regional Hospital in
Hollywood, Florida, on October 12, 1998,
for lung cancer surgery and remained there for 99 days. He returned to
his home in
Hollywood, Florida, on January 19, 1999; he died there at
age 84 on March 8.


DiMaggio’s grave at the Holy Cross Cemetery, Colma, CA.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965, some 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S. Route 80. They got only as far as
the Edmund Pettus Bridge six blocks away, where state and local 
lawmen with batons and tear gas drove them back into Selma.


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