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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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On August 1, 1966, after stabbing his mother and his wife to death
the night before,
Charles Whitman,(above) a former Marine, took
rifles and other weapons to the observation deck atop the
Main
Building tower
 at the University of Texas at Austin, then opened
fire indiscriminately
on persons on the surrounding campus and
streets. Over the next 96
minutes he shot and killed 16 people
(including one unborn child)
and injured 31 others; a final victim
died in 2001 from the lingering effects of his wounds. The incident
ended when a policeman and a
civilian reached Whitman and shot
him dead. The attack was the deadliest
mass shooting by a lone
gunman in U.S. history
until it was surpassed 18 years later by the
San Ysidro McDonald’s massacre.

 

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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George Wallace was the 45th Governor of Alabama,
a position he occupied for four terms.

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June 1963

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May 1972

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George Corley Wallace Jr.
(August 25, 1919 – September 13, 1998)

In his later years, Wallace suffered from deafness and
Parkinson’s disease. He died of septic shock from a
bacterial infection in Jackson Hospital in Montgomery
on September 13, 1998. He suffered from respiratory
problems in addition to complications from his gunshot
spinal injury.

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SANDY KOZEL

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It was on this day in 1980.

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Irish nationalist launched the Easter Rebellion against British
occupation forces on this day in 1916. They were overtaken
several days later.

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During World War I on this day in 1915, the Ottoman Turkish Empire began the mass deportation of Armenians.


A group of men excavates the remains of victims of the Armenian genocide.

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Mark Rudd (center) a leader of the student protest at Columbia
University in New York,

On this day in 1968, student militants occupied Hamilton Hall, the main
classroom building, and took a dean hostage for 24 hours. They stormed
into the office of the university’s president, ransacked files and smoked
his cigars. Over the next few days, hundreds of students would seize a
total of five campus
buildings.

The protests were part of a year of global tumult that included Vietnam’s
Tet Offensive, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F.
Kennedy and mass demonstrations at the Democratic National Convention
in Chicago.

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Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand is 50 years young today.

Singing icon Barbara Streisand has sold over 245 million records
and won 10 Grammy Awards, including an Album of the Year Award
for The Barbra Streisand Album in 1963. She has also had success
as an actress, receiving an Academy Award for Best Actress for her
role in the 1968 musical film
Funny Girl.

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Romania’s hard-line Communist ruler, Nicolae Ceausescu, was overthrown in a popular uprising on this day in 1989.

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The ‘’shoe bomber’’ is sentenced to life in prison by U.S. Federal
Judge William Young.

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On this day in 1894, French army officer Alfred Dreyfus was
convicted of treason in a court-martial that triggered worldwide
charges of anti-Semitism. Dreyfus was eventually vindicated.

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Alfred Dreyfus standing before a court-martial at Rennes, France.

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Singer Madonna and Guy Ritchie were married on this day in 2000
and were divorced November 21, 2008.
   

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Madonna Louise Ciccone is referred to as the “Queen of Pop”
turned 59 on August 16.
   

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MIKE GRACIA

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On this day in 1966,
Charles Whitman, a former Marine sharpshooter, took
rifles and other weapons to the observation deck atop the Main Building
tower at
The University of Texas at Austin, then opened fire on persons indiscriminately on the surrounding campus and streets. The incident
ended when police reached Whitman and shot him dead.

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Adolf Hitler during opening ceremonies at the Berlin Olympics.


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It was on this day in 1936.

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In Warsaw, Poland, an uprising against Nazi occupation began on this
day in 1944. The revolt continued until October 2 when Polish forces
surrendered.

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Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891)

A popular figure in American literature, Melville is the author of several seafaring
tales, including "Billy Budd, Sailor," "Typee," and "Moby-Dick." He is also famous
for shorter works such as "Bartleby, the Scrivener" and "Benito Cereno."

He worked as a surveyor for the Erie Canal before taking a position on the crew
of a New York ship headed for Liverpool. Later, he sailed on the whaling ship
Acushnet, an experience that inspired his masterpiece novel, “Moby-Dick”.

 

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MTV made its debut at 12:01am on this day in 1981. The first video
to be shown was "Video Killed the Radio Star" by the Buggles.

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