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This Day in History – Outlaws

On this day in 1934, notorious criminals Clyde Barrow and this female partner are shot to death by Texas and Louisiana state police while driving a stolen car near Sailes, Louisiana. Beginning in early 1932, they set off on a two-year crime spree, evading local police in rural Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico before drawing the attention of federal authorities

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This Day in History – Rock ‘n Roll

The arrival in England of one of the biggest figures in rock and roll was looked forward to with great anticipation in May of 1958. Nowhere in the world were the teenage fans of the raucous music coming out of America more enthusiastic than they were in England, and the coming tour of this singer promised to be a rousing success

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This Day in History – Aviation

On this day in 1927, this American pilot lands at Le Bourget Field in Paris, successfully completing the first solo, nonstop transatlantic flight and the first ever nonstop flight between New York to Paris

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This Day in History – Vietnam War

After 10 days and 10 bloody assaults, Hill 937 in South Vietnam is finally captured by U.S. and South Vietnamese troops on this day in 1969. The Americans who fought there cynically dubbed Hill 937 this because the battle and its high casualty rate reminded them of a meat grinder

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This Day in History – Supreme Court

On this day in 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court hands down an unanimous decision in this court case, ruling that racial segregation in public educational facilities is unconstitutional. The historic decision, which brought an end to federal tolerance of racial segregation, specifically dealt with a young African American girl who had been denied admission to her local elementary school in Topeka, Kansas, because of the color of her skin

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This Day in History – Presidential Candidates

On this day in 1972, this governor of Alabama and a presidential candidate, is shot by 21-year-old Arthur Bremer. Three others were wounded, and he was permanently paralyzed from the waist down. The next day, while fighting for his life in a hospital, he won major primary victories in Michigan and Maryland

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This Day in History – Entertainment Icon

On this day in 1998, this legendary singer, actor and show-business icon dies of a heart attack in Los Angeles, at the age of 82. In addition to his great musical success, he appeared in 58 films; one of his earliest was Anchors Aweigh (1945)

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This Day in History – America

On May 13, 1607, some 100 English colonists arrive along the west bank of the James River in Virginia to found this settlement, the first permanent English settlement in North America. Dispatched from England by the London Company, the colonists had sailed across the Atlantic aboard the Susan Constant, Godspeed, and Discovery

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This Day in History – Civil War

The South loses one of its boldest and most colorful generals on this day, when 39-year-old Thomas J. Jackson dies of pneumonia a week after his own troops accidentally fired on him during the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia

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This Day in History – Scientology

On this day in 1950, this author publishes Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. With this book, he introduced a branch of self-help psychology called Dianetics, which quickly caught fire and, over time, morphed into a belief system boasting millions of subscribers: Scientology

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