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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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SANDY KOZEL

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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On this day in 1936, the first issue of the pictorial magazine Life 
was published, featuring a cover photo of the Fort Peck Dam’s
spillway by Margaret Bourke-White.

Life actually had its start earlier in the 20th century as a different
kind of magazine: a weekly humor publication, not unlike today’s
The New Yorker in its use of tart cartoons, humorous pieces and
cultural reporting. When the original Life folded during the
Great
Depression
, the influential American publisher Henry Luce
bought the name and re-launched the magazine as a picture-
based periodical on this day in 1936. By this time, Luce had
already
enjoyed great success as the publisher of Time, a
weekly news
magazine.

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Henry Robinson Luce (April 3, 1898 – February 28, 1967)
      
      
      

  

     
      
      

      
      

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CONFIRMATION VOTE ON THIS DAY IN 1991

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After a bitter confirmation hearing, the U.S. Senate votes 52 to 48 to
confirm Clarence Thomas to the U.S.
Supreme Court
.

In July 1991, Thurgood Marshall, the first African American to sit on the
Supreme Court, announced his retirement after 34 years. President
George Bush quickly nominated Clarence Thomas, a 43-year-old African
American judge known for his conservative beliefs, to fill the seat. He  
had been chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
during the Reagan administration, and in 1990 Bush had appointed him
to the U.S. Court of Appeals. As the confirmation hearings for Thomas’
Supreme Court nomination got underway, he evaded controversy over
his conservative views on issues such as abortion by refusing to state
a clear political position. He seemed headed for an easy confirmation
until Anita Hill, a former aide, stepped forward and accused him of
sexual harassment.

   
    
   

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Anita Hill during the confirmation hearings.    
    

Hill is a university professor of social policy, law, and women’s
studies at
Brandeis University and a faculty member of the
university’s
Heller School for Social Policy and Management.
    
    

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Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas turned 71 in June.

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Anita Faye Hill became 63 in July.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1945, the American B-29 bomber, known as the Enola
Gay
,(above) dropped the first atomic bomb on an inhabited area. The bomb named "Little  Boy" was dropped over the center of Hiroshima,
Japan. An estimated 140,000 people were killed that morning.

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The so-called A-Bomb Dome was preserved as a reminder of the devastation the bomb caused [GALLO/GETTY]

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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Sir Elton Hercules John (Reginald Kenneth Dwight) is 72.


Rock and roll legend Elton John has sold over 250 million albums in a career
that’s spanned over 50 years. He is best known for such hit songs as "Rocket
Man," "Tiny Dancer," "Bennie and the Jets" and "Candle in the Wind."Elton
began playing the piano at age three and won a junior scholarship to the
Royal Academy of Music.

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