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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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  MikeGracia1
  MIKE GRACIA                                                   

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On this day in 1770, a deadly riot called "The Boston Massacre" took place on King Street in Boston. It began as a street brawl between
American colonists and a lone British soldier, but quickly escalated
to a chaotic, bloody slaughter killing five people. Two British troops 
were later convicted of manslaughter. The conflict energized anti-
Britain sentiment and paved the way for the American Revolution.

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Boston Massacre Site Memorial, on the Freedom Trail behind the Old State House.

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Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley)  
(September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963)

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On this day in 1963, country music performers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins died in the crash of their plane, a
Piper Comanche, near Camden, Tennessee, along with pilot Randy Hughes (Cline’s manager). The investigation determined that Hughes,
a non-instrument-rated pilot, attempted visual flight in adverse
weather conditions, resulting in disorientation and subsequent loss
of control.


A Piper Comanche PA-24-180, similar to the one that crashed.

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Patsy Cline aircraft crash site, Camden, Tennessee.

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1836, Connecticut-born gun manufacturer Samuel
Colt (1814-62) received a U.S. patent for a revolver mechanism
that enabled a gun to be fired multiple times without reloading.

Colt founded a company to manufacture his revolving-cylinder
pistol; however, sales were slow and the business floundered. In
1846, with the Mexican War (1846-48) under way, the United
States government ordered 1,000 Colt revolvers. In 1855, Colt
opened what was the world’s largest private armament factory.

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In Hartford, Connecticut, Samuel Colt built the world’s largest private armament factory. The factory was not only the largest, it was the
world’s most advanced manufacturing facility.

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Neil Leifer Color Photograph - World Heavyweight Title: Muhammad Ali v. Liston

On February 25, 1964, underdog Cassius Clay, age 22, defeated champion Sonny Liston in a technical knockout to win the world heavyweight boxing crown. The highly anticipated match took
place in Miami Beach,
Florida. Clay, who later became known to
the world as
Muhammad Ali, went on to become the first fighter
to capture the heavyweight title three times.

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