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On this day in 2001, the U.S. and Great Britain began airstrikes in Afghanistan in response to that state’s support of terrorism and
Osama bin Laden. The act was the first military action taken in
response to the terrorist attacks on the U.S. on September 11,
2001.

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In this image taken from video, US President George W. Bush addresses the nation from the White House on October 7, 2001. He announced that US and British forces had begun airstrikes on Taliban and al Qaeda targets in Afghanistan. The United States linked the Sept. 11 attacks to al Qaeda, a group that operated under the protection of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. The military operation was launched to stop the Taliban from providing a safe haven to al Qaeda and to stop al Qaeda's use of Afghanistan as a base for terrorist activities.
President George W. Bush addresses the nation announcing the
airstrikes.

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US airstrikes destroy Taliban camp in Afghanistan.

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A cross marked the fence where 21-year-old Matthew Shepard
was robbed, beaten and left to die on this day in 1998. He was
lured by two men pretending to also be gay. Shepard was taken
to a hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, where he died six days
later from severe head injuries. The fence has since been torn
down.

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Matthew Wayne "Matt" Shepard
(December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998)

Shepard’s death inspired the play The Laramie Project, later
turned into a television movie, countless songs, a foundation
devoted to his memory along with a political lobbying effort
that pressed for, and eventually obtained, a new federal hate
crimes statute named after him.
 

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From left: Russell Henderson and Aaron McKinney
were charged with the murder of Matthew Shepard
and are both serving long prison terms.

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John J Mellencamp (previously known as John Cougar Mellencamp)
is 67 years old today.

Singer-songwriter John Mellencamp is best known for his #1 hit song, "Jack
& Diane." He has been nominated for more than ten Grammy Awards and
was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Statue of Nathan Hale in City Hall Park,
New York.

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It was on this day in 1975.

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President Gerald Ford (center) is pushed into his limousine after
Sara Jane Moore (below) took a shot at him as he was leaving the
Post Street entrance of the St. Francis hotel in San Francisco.

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Sara Jane Moore was a political radical, a follower of Marxism.


 

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 Sara Jane Moore (Kahn) became 88 in February.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1901, President William McKinley (below) died of
gunshot wounds inflicted by an assassin. His Vice President,
Theodore Roosevelt (above) succeeded him at age 43.     

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
   
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William McKinley (January 29, 1843 – September 14, 1901)

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The assassination of McKinley occurred on September 6, 1901.

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It was on this day in 1982 Grace Kelly died of severe head injuries.


Photo of the crashed car after dropping more than
100 feet over a retaining wall.

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Spectators view the site of the car crash.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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It was on this day in 1973.

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Garry Kasparov, world chess champion, lost his first ever multi-game match on this day in 1997. He lost to IBM’s chess computer Deep
Blue. It was the first time a computer had beaten a world-champion player.

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Irving Berlin (Israel Beilin) (May 11, 1888 – September 22, 1989)

 Composer and lyricist, Irving Berlin is widely considered one of the
greatest songwriters in American history. His music forms a great
part of the
Great American Songbook. Born in Imperial Russia,
Berlin arrived in the United States at the age of five. He published
his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907, receiving 33 cents
for the publishing rights, and had his first major international hit,
"
Alexander’s Ragtime Band" in 1911. He also was an owner of the
Music Box Theatre on Broadway.

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Robert Nesta Marley (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981)

Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer-songwriter who became an
international musical and cultural icon, blending mostly
reggae,
ska, and rocksteady in his compositions. Starting out in 1963
with the group
the Wailers, he forged a distinctive songwriting
and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences
worldwide. The Wailers would go on to release some of the
earliest reggae records with producer
Lee "Scratch" Perry
and after the group disbanded in 1974, Marley then
pursued a solo career upon his relocation to England.

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Bob Marley (center) with the Wailers.

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Marley died at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami (now University
of Miami Hospital
), at age 36. The spread of melanoma to his lungs
and brain caused his death. His final words to his son
Ziggy were
"Money can’t buy life”.

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RECORD RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" is a song written and recorded originally by
Solomon Linda with the Evening Birds for the South African Gallo Record
Company
in 1939, under the title "Mbube" (Zulu for “lion”). The song has
earned at least $15 million in royalties from cover versions and movie
licensing in the United States..

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Solomon Popoli Linda
(1909 – October 8, 1962)

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