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  • Amy Patton
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    On August 4, 1944, acting on tip from a Dutch informer, the Nazi Gestapo captured 15-yr-old Anne Frank & her family in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse. The Franks had taken shelter there in 1942 out of fear of deportation to a Nazi concentration camp. They occupied the small space with another Jewish family & a single Jewish man, & were aided by Christian friends, who brought them food & supplies. (cont...)

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    Amy Patton

    Anne spent much of her time in the "secret annex" working on her diary. The diary survived the war, overlooked by the Gestapo that discovered the hiding place, but Anne & nearly all of the others perished in the Nazi death camps.

Jewish Cemetery in the centre of Prague, Czech Republic: the oldest cemetery in Europe

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Black Elk was involved in several battles with the U.S. cavalry. He participated, at about the age of twelve, in the Battle of Little Big Horn of 1876, and was injured in the Wounded Knee Massacre. He became a Medicine Man of the Oglala Sioux. He taught the first peace was to realize that we are one with all creation and to realize that at the center of all creation was the Great Spirit and that it is everywhere and within us.

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On August 14, 1945, at seven o’clock, U.S. President Harry S. Truman announces that Japan had surrendered unconditionally, ending World War II. Crowds spontaneously took to the streets.

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The Oklahoma City bombing was a terrorist bomb attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.

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Jessica McClure Morales became famous at the age of 18 months after falling into a well in the backyard of 3309 Tanner Dr. Midland, Texas, on October 14, 1987. Between that day and October 16, rescuers worked for 58 hours to free "Baby Jessica" from the eight-inch-wide well casing 22 feet below the ground.

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On June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson died at age 50 of propofol intoxication after he suffered a respiratory arrest at his home in the Holmby Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles. Jackson's death triggered grief around the world.

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The Waco siege began on February 28, 1993, on April 19. The siege began when the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) attempted to execute a search warrant at the Branch Davidian ranch at Mount Carmel, a property located 9 miles east-northeast of Waco, Texas. On February 28, shortly after the attempt to serve the warrant, an intense gun battle erupted, lasting nearly 2 hours. In this armed exchange, 4 agents and 6 Branch Davidians were killed. Upon the ATF's failure to execute the search warrant, a siege was initiated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The siege ended when a second assault on the compound was made and a fire destroyed the compound. 76 people died in the fire, including more than 20 children, 2 pregnant women, and the sect leader David Koresh.

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Elvis Presley, the King of Rock & Roll, died on August 16, 1977 at his home, Graceland, in Memphis, TN. The coroner recorded the cause of death as cardiac arrhythmia. Elvis' body is buried at Graceland.

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'Mary Kay and Johnny' (1947-1950) was the first situation comedy broadcast on network television in the United States. Starring real-life married couple Johnny and Mary Kay Stearns, the series was the first program to show a couple sharing a bed, and the first tv series to show a woman's pregnancy on tv.

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"I Have a Dream" is a 17-minute public speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered on August 28, 1963, in which he called for racial equality and an end to discrimination. The speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.

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Marilyn Monroe sang 'Happy Birthday' to John F. Kennedy on Saturday, May 19, 1962 at a celebration for his 45th birthday that was 10 days before. Sung in a sultry voice, Monroe sang the traditional "Happy Birthday to You" lyrics, with "Mr. President' inserted as Kennedy's name. The song and performance has been remembered because it was one of Monroe's last major public appearances and there were the rumors that Kennedy and Monroe had had an affair.

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The Space Shuttle 'Challenger' disaster occured on January 28, 1986, when it broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its 7 crew members: Greg Jarvis, Christa McAuliffe, Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Michael J. Smith, and Dick Scobee. Many views the launch live because of the presence on the crew of Christa McAuliffe, the first member of the Teacher in Space Project.

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The inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States took place on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. He is the first African American to hold the office. The inauguration marked the commencement of the four-year term of Barack Obama as President and Joe Biden as Vice President.

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During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the Allies of World War II conducuted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima (August 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (August 9, 1945) in Japan. These two events are the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date.

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On August 31, 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales, died as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel in Paris, France.

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  • Melissa Laudenslager Moseley
    Melissa Laudenslager Moseley

    Love her! I cried for days when she passed.

  • Diana Vasquez
    Diana Vasquez

    Love her

  • Donna Hansen
    Donna Hansen

    that was my wedding day. we found out at the hotel that night

  • mia nicky
    mia nicky

    it was a historic day to lose a great beauty

  • Sheryl   ;)~~
    Sheryl ;)~~

    Will never stop missing her......

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Apollo 11 blasted off on July 16, 1969. Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins were the astronauts on Apollo 11. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to step on the moon.

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On November 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy was killed by an assassin's bullets as his motorcade wound through Dallas, Texas. Kennedy was the youngest man elected President; he was the youngest to die.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2001 is a day that will never be forgotten. It changed the world forever. Four hijacked planes were used as weapons and killed 2,995 people and 1 dog at the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon near Washington D.C., and in a rural field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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