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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ED DANAHUE

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Comedian Johnny Carson hosted NBC’s "Tonight Show" for the
last time on this day in 1992. He had been host for 30 years.

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SANDY KOZEL

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Guglielmo Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi
( April 25, 1874 – July 20, 1937


Marconi was an
Italian inventor and electrical engineer,
known for his pioneering work on long-distance
radio
transmission
, development of Marconi’s law, and a
radio telegraph system. He is credited as the inventor
of radio
, and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics
with
Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their
contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy".

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Actor Alfredo James Pacino is 78 years old today.     

Al Pacino had his breakthrough as mobster Michael Corleone in the
Godfather trilogy and won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his
role as Frank Slade in the 1992 film
Scent of a Woman. He is also
known for his starring roles in
Dog Day Afternoon (1975), Heat (1995),
Scarface (1983), and Serpico (1973).

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MIKE  GRACIA

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

Often referred to by his initials FDR, Roosevelt was a political leader who
served as the 32nd
president of the United States from 1933 until his death
in 1945. A
Democrat, he won a record four presidential elections and became
a central figure in world events during the first half of the 20th century.

Franklin Roosevelt directed the federal government during most of the Great
Depression
, implementing his New Deal domestic agenda in response to the
worst economic crisis in U.S. history.

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Harry S. Truman (left) and Franklin D. Roosevelt.

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicates Timberline 
Lodge at Mt. Hood in Oregon on Sept. 28, 1937.
(The Oregonian)


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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 2004, 10 bombs exploded in quick succession across
the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people and
injured about 2,000 in an attack linked to al-Qaida-inspired militants.

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SANDY KOZEL

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On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell made the
first successful call with the telephone. He spoke the
words "Mr. Watson, come here, I want to see you.”

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Alexander Graham Bell’s first telephone (above). This is the
actual phone, not a reproduction, and it is kept securely at
the Smithsonian institute in Washington, D.C.        
        

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Thomas Augustus Watson
(January 18, 1854 – December 13, 1934)


Watson was an assistant to
Alexander Graham
Bell
. He is best known because, as the recipient
of the first telephone call from Bell.

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