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HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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Approximately 600 people died when fire broke out at the Iroquois Theater in Chicago, IL. on this day in 1903. The theater was billed
as being fire proof, much the same way the Titanic was said to be 
unsinkable. The fire one of the most horrific events in Chicago’s
history.


Drawing depicts the scene inside the lobby when fire broke out in the
Iroquois Theater.

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On this day in 1936, the United Auto Workers union staged its first
sit-down strike, at the Fisher Body Plant in Flint,
MI. The Flint Sit
Down Strike is known as the most important strike in American
history
because it changed the United Automobile Workers (UAW)

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The UAW was founded as part of the
Congress of Industrial Organizations
(CIO) in the 1930s and grew rapidly
from 1936 to the 1950s.

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1944, the D-Day invasion of Europe took place on the beaches of Normandy, France. 400,000 Allied American, British and Canadian troops were involved.

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On this day in 1982, Israel invaded southern Lebanon in an effort to
drive PLO guerrillas out of Beirut.

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The body of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele was located and 
exhumed near Sao Paolo, Brazil on this day in 1985. Mengele was
known as the "Angel of Death.”

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Forensic expert, Dr. Daniel Romero Munoz, presents the exhumed
skull of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele at a press conference
held in San Paulo, Brazil.

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Experts surround the bones of Josef Mengele.

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In Camden, NJ. on this day in 1933, the first drive-in movie theater opened.

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IT’S OUT WITH THE OLD AND IN WITH …

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The show debuted on August 30, 1993 and the final episode of the show
aired on May 20, 2015.

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                      David Letterman

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The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, hosted by Stephen Colbert, is
scheduled to premiere this evening.

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                      Stephen Colbert

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VETERAN ACTOR IS DEAD AT 98

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Eli Wallach as Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

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Eli Herschel Wallach (December 7, 1915 – June 24, 2014)

Wallach died on Tuesday, June 24, in New York from natural causes.

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ON THE EAST SIDE OF PORTLAND ~

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The Laurelhurst Theater at 2735 East Burnside Street opened in 1923

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