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ROMANIA CAPTURED BY THE SOVIET UNION

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“An army of Romanian civilians, men and women, both young and
old (above) dig anti-tank ditches in a border area, on June 22, 1944,
in readiness to repel Soviet armies.” (AP)
   

On August 22, 1944, Soviet forces break through to Jassy, in northeastern 
Romania, convincing Romania’s king to sign an armistice with the Allies  
and concede control of his country to the USSR.

    

     

 Soviet tanks occupy Bucharest in august 1944. The occupation was to last for more than a decade.
Soviet tanks occupy Bucharest.

  
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CAMILLE
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On this day in 1977, Voyager 2 was launched by NASA from a
spaceport in Cape Canaveral, Florida with a Titan IIIE / Centaur
rocket .
The spacecraft was carrying a copper phonograph
record containing greetings in dozens of languages and
samples of music (below).

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Singer Robert Anthony Plant is 71 today.

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Led Zepplin reunited for a show at London’s O2 arena, 2007.

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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On this day in 1972, the last U.S. combat troops depart Vietnam.

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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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