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FIRST TRAIN ROBBERY ON THIS DAY IN 1866

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The Reno brothers, John and Simeon, staged the first train robbery in
American history, making off with $13,000 from an
Ohio and Mississippi
railroad train in Jackson County,
Indiana.

Of course, trains had been robbed before the Reno brothers’ holdup. But
these previous crimes had all been burglaries of stationary trains sitting
in depots or freight yards. The Reno brothers’ contribution to criminal
history was to stop a moving train in a sparsely populated region where
they could carry out their crime without risking interference from the law
or curious bystanders.

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       Frank Reno (1837 – 1868)       John Reno (1839 – 1895)        

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The Reno Gang

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NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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Meet the Beatles! was the first US Beatles album to be issued by
Capitol Records in both mono and stereo formats. It topped the
popular album chart on 15 February 1964 and remained at the
number one spot for eleven weeks before being replaced by The
Beatles’
Second Album
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Sir Roderick (Rod) David Stewart is 73 years old today.


Rod Stewart released over 60 hit singles and, in 2008, was named the 17th
most successful artist on the The Billboard Hot 100 Top All-Time Artists.

In 2006, he won a Grammy Award for the best Best Traditional Pop Vocal
Album for Stardust…The Great American Songbook Volume III. He has a
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame which was received in 2007.


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TOY TRAINS FOR CHRISTMAS GIVING IN 1911

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The Ives Manufacturing Corporation made toy trains from 1868 to
1932.  For decades, Ives made clockwork trains, but created its
first electric train in 1910.

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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It was on this day in 1964.

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Assassination of  President John F. Kennedy on  November 22, 1963.

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On this day in 1954, The"Tonight!" show made its debut on NBC-TV
with Steve Allen (below) as host.

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LOOK BACK AT PAST WORLD NEWS

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Central Pacific and Union Pacific Rail Roads meet in Promontory,
UT on this day in 1869. A golden spike was driven in the track at
the celebration of the first transcontinental railroad in the
U.S.

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                The identical twin of  the Last Spike.

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The Nazis staged massive public book burnings in Germany on
this day in 1933.

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Nelson Mandela was sworn in as South Africa’s first black president
on this day in 1994.

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Bono (Paul David Hewson) is 57 years old today.

Bono is the front man of U2, known for such hits as "Sunday
Bloody Sunday" and "Beautiful Day." The band has earned
over 20 Grammy Awards and has sold over 150 million
records. He is also a well-known philanthropist who has
championed causes in his native Ireland, in Africa, and all
over the world.

He spent his childhood singing. Growing up on O’Connell
Street in a suburb of Dublin, he earned his nickname "Bono"
from the phrase "Bono Vox of O’Connell Street," which means
"good voice of O’Connell Street."  He was named the Time
Person of the Year in 2005, along with Bill and Melinda Gates.

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