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BODY DISCOVERED ON THIS DAY IN 1962

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Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jeane Mortenson)
(June 1, 1926 – August 4, 1962

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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John Wayne (Marion Robert Morrison) (May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979)

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Country singer Willie Hugh Nelson is 86 today.

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NEWS THAT BECAME HISTORY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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On this day in 1978, Cult leader Jim Jones and hundreds of his
followers died in a mass murder-suicide in Jonestown, Guyana
in South America.
It was the largest mass suicide in modern
history and resulted in the largest single loss of American
civilian life in a non-natural disaster until September 11, 2001.


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REV. JIM JONES

             A vat that contained a drink laced with deadly cyanide sits on a sidewalk at People's Temple in Jonestown, Guyana.

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Shown are bodies of members of the Peoples Temple who died
after their leader Jim Jones ordered them to drink Flav-R-Aid
laced with cyanide. 

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Congressman Leo Ryan (above) was among five killed by Temple members at the nearby Port Kaituma airstrip (below).

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The first successful sound-synchronized animated cartoon premiered
in New York on this day in 1928. It was Walt Disney’s "Steamboat
Willie," starring Mickey Mouse.

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Walt Disney drawing “Steamboat Willie”.

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HISTORY MAKING NEWS ON THIS DAY

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CARLATA BRADLEY

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The Beirut barracks bombing was a terrorist attack that occurred on 
this day in 1983, in
Beirut, Lebanon, during the Lebanese Civil War. It
involved two
truck bombs striking buildings housing Multinational
Force in Lebanon
(MNF) peacekeepers, specifically against United
States
and French service members, killing 241 U.S. and 58 French peacekeepers, 6 civilians and the 2 suicide attackers. A group
called
Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the bombings
and said that the attacks were to get the MNF out of Lebanon.       

    
    
    
    
   
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President Ronald Reagan, first lady Nancy Reagan and Marine Commandant P.X. Kelley honor those killed in Beirut during a
Nov. 5, 1983, memorial service.

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On this day in 1973, President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over
the subpoenaed White House tapes concerning the Watergate affair
to Judge Sirica and the House Judiciary Committee.

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Richard Nixon leaves the White House following his resignation over
the Watergate scandal
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