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Edmund Hillary (left) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became first men
to  reach the top of Mount Everest on this day in 1953.

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John Fitzgerald "Jack" Kennedy
(May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

Commonly referred to by his initials JFK, John F. Kennedy 
was a politician who served as the
35th President of the
United States
from January 1961 until his assassination 
in November 1963.

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John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy the morning of November 22,
1963.

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On this day in 1765, Patrick Henry denounced the
Stamp Act before
Virginia‘s House of Burgesses.

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Today, churchgoers still attend services at St. John’s
Episcopal Church in Richmond, Va., where Patrick
Henry made his “Give me Liberty, or give me Death” 
speech.
  

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Leslie Townes "Bob" Hope  (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003)

Legendary vaudeville comedian, radio personality, and actor Bob
Hope entertained military personnel in 57 USO tours between 1942
and 1988. He performed hundreds of acts with his special humor
per year during the height of his career, hosted The Academy
Awards fourteen times, and appeared in over 70 films and shorts.

At a young age, he began performing for voluntary donations on the
Luna Park streetcar by singing and making jokes. In 1915 Bob Hope
won an amateur talent contest for his
Charlie Chaplin impersonation.    

In 1997, the U.S. Congress declared Bob Hope the "first and only
honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces."

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Comedian Bob Hope and his wife, Dolores are shown in their Palm
Springs, Calif., home in May 1998.


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FAMOUS SPEECH GIVEN ON THIS DAY IN 1954

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Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969)


President
Dwight D. Eisenhower (above) coins one of the most
famous
Cold War phrases when he suggests the fall of French
Indochina to the communists could create a “domino” effect in Southeast Asia. The so-called “
domino theory” dominated U.S.
thinking about Vietnam for the next decade.

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On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his last speech
just 24 hours before he was assassinated. He spoke on… "I’ve Been
To The Mountaintop”.

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On this day in 1936, Richard Bruno Hauptmann was executed for
the kidnapping and death of the son of famous aviator Charles
Lindbergh and his wife Anne.

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Bruno Richard Hauptmann
(November 26, 1899 – April 3, 1936)

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The Charles Lindbergh family.

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President Harry Truman signed the Marshall Plan to revive war-torn Europe on this day in 1948. It was $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.

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On this day in 1882, the outlaw Jesse James was shot in the
back and killed by Robert Ford for a $5,000 reward. There
was later controversy over whether it was actually Jesse
James that had been killed.

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Robert Newton Ford (January 31, 1862 – June 8, 1892)

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The first Pony Express riders left St. Joseph, MO for Sacramento,
CA. on this day in 1860. The trip across country took about 10
days. The Pony Express only lasted about a year and a half.

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Marlon Brando Jr.
(April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) He was born
in Omaha, Nebraska
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Marlon Brando portrayed powerful characters such as Don Vito in The
Godfather
(1972), Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (1954), and Colonel
Kurtz in
Apocalypse Now (1979). His performances in A Streetcar Named
Desire
(1951) earned him additional acclaim.

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It was on this day in 1775, when American revolutionary Patrick
Henry declared, "give me liberty, or give me death!"

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The German Reichstag adopted the Enabling Act on this day in 1933
that effectively granted Adolf Hitler dictatorial legislative powers.

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On this day in 1983, President Ronald Reagan first proposed development of technology to intercept enemy missiles. The
proposal became known as the Strategic Defense Initiative
and "Star Wars."

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On this day in 2001, Russia’s orbiting Mir space station plunged into
the South Pacific after its 15-years of use.

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It was on this day in 1998.

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James Cameron (above) won three awards for "Titanic," for
director, best picture (as producer) and film editing.

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President Abraham Lincoln
delivered his Gettysburg Address as he dedicated a national cemetery at the site of the Civil War battlefield
in
Pennsylvania on this day in 1863.

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Only true known photo of Lincoln delivering Gettysburg address in
1863. Lincoln is center (red arrow).
(National Archives and Records Administration)

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On this day in 1977, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat(center)became
the first Arab leader to set foot in Israel on an official visit. Israeli
Prime Minister Menachem Begin (left).

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Ford Motor Co. announced it was ending the production of the
unpopular Edsel on this day in 1959.

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Thomas Francis
"Tommy" Dorsey Jr. 
(November 19, 1905 – November 26, 1956)

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Disc Jockey Dorsey.

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Alicia Christian "Jodie" Foster is 55 years young today.

Jodie Foster gained fame for her role as a teenage prostitute in the 1976
Martin Scorsese film Taxi Driver. She won Academy Awards for Best
Actress for her performances in The Accused (1988) and Silence of the
Lambs (1991) and also had starring roles in Contact (1997), Anna and
the King (1999), and Panic Room (2002).

What's up here? Foster, then three, picking her nose in a scene from the Doris Day Show

Foster, then three, in a scene from the Doris Day Show.

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