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TRAIN COLLISION ON THIS DAY IN 1962



Two commuter trains and a freight train collide near Tokyo, Japan,
killing more than 160 people and injuring twice that number.
  

The subsequent investigation into the accident resulted in the
indictment of nine of the freight train’s crew members for criminal negligence.

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NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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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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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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ED  DONAHUE

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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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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1973, President Nixon
told an Associated Press
managing editors meeting in Orlando,
FL
, "people have got to
know whether or not their
president is a crook. Well, I’m not a
crook."


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On this day in 1558, Elizabeth I ascended the English throne upon
the death of Queen Mary Tudor.

   
    
    
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The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, linking the Mediterranean and the
Red seas on this day in 1869.

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The Suez Canal today.

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The U.S. Congress held its first session in Washington, DC, in
the partially completed Capitol building on this day in 1800.

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THE THINKER

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French Sculptor Auguste Rodin
(François Auguste René Rodin)
(November 12, 1840 – November 17, 1917)


THE KISS

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Martin Charles Scorsese is 75 years old today.

Acclaimed director Martin Scorsese’s films frequently feature gangsters
and focus on the world of crime. His iconic films include Taxi Driver (1976)
Raging Bull (1980) and Goodfellas (1990). In 2006, he won his first Academy
Award for Best Director for his film The Departed after previously being
nominated five times.

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DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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President Lyndon B. Johnson (below) signed a bill creating the Department of   
Transportation on this day in 1966. The Department’s first official work day
was April 1, 1967.

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The DOT bill being signed by President Johnson.
     

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