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June 21st This Day in History

6/20/2018
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Today in history: The Byrds release 'Mr. Tambourine Man.' Supreme Court ruled that burning the American flag as a form of political protest was protected by the First Amendment. "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" premiered in New York. John Hinckley Jr. found not guilty by reason of insanity. The United States Constitution went into effect.

Duration:00:02:56

June 20th This Day in History

6/19/2018
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Today in history: Jaws released. Nelson Mandela and his wife, Winnie, arrived in New York City Muhammad Ali was convicted in Houston of violating Selective Service laws. "Toast of the Town," hosted by Ed Sullivan debuted on CBS television. West Virginia became the 35th state.

Duration:00:03:12

June 19th This Day in History

6/18/2018
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Today in history: Carole King hits number 1 as a performer. Len Bias suffered a fatal cocaine-induced seizure. "Garfield" was first published in 41 newspapers. "I've Got A Secret" debuted on CBS-TV.

Duration:00:03:00

June 18th This Day in History

6/17/2018
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Today in history: The Monterey Pop Festival concludes. 25 people were killed when a twin-engine plane and helicopter carrying sightseers collided over the Grand Canyon. U.S. Air Force Douglas C-124 Globemaster II crashed near Tokyo, killing all 129 people on board. Sally K. Ride became America's first woman in space Columbia Records publicly unveiled its new long-playing phonograph record in New York.

Duration:00:02:56

June 17th This Day in History

6/16/2018
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Today in history: New Kids on the Block hit number 1. Nine people were shot to death in a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. O.J. Simpson arrested. Charles Glass, a journalist on leave from ABC News, was kidnapped in Beirut.

Duration:00:03:55

June 16th This Day in History

6/15/2018
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Today in history: Bob Dylan records 'Like a Rolling Stone.' Donald Trump announces run for President. Russia holds first independent presidential election. George Stinney was electrocuted. The world's first female space traveler was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union. Ford Motor Co. was incorporated.

Duration:00:03:40

June 15th This Day in History

6/14/2018
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Today in history: 'Hee Haw' debuts on CBS. American forces began their invasion of Saipan. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed an act making the National Guard part of the U.S. Army in the event of war or national emergency. Arkansas became the 25th state. England's King John put his seal to Magna Carta.

Duration:00:03:08

June 14th This Day in History

6/13/2018
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Today in history: Michael Jordan leads the Bulls to their 6th championship. TWA Flight 847 hijacked. The Iron Butterfly single "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" released. German troops entered Paris during World War II.

Duration:00:02:56

June 13th This Day in History

6/12/2018
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Today in history: 'Grease' has it's world premiere. Pioneer 10 leaves the solar system. James Earl Ray recaptured. Supreme Court ruled in Miranda v. Arizona.

Duration:00:03:37

June 12th This Day in History

6/11/2018
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Today in history: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman murdered. Shooting at Pulse Nightclub. President Ronald Reagan gives "tear down this wall" speech. David Berkowitz sentenced. "Rosemary's Baby" was released.

Duration:00:04:15

June 11th This Day in History

6/10/2018
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Today in history: Hank Williams Sr. makes his debut on the Grand Ole Opry. Timothy McVeigh was executed. Karen Ann Quinlan died. Three prisoners at Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay staged an escape. Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing's first Triple Crown winner.

Duration:00:03:48

June 10th This Day in History

6/9/2018
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Today in history: The final episode of The Sopranos airs. Two members of the rap group 2 Live Crew were arrested in Hollywood, Florida. James Earl Ray Jr. escaped from Brushy Mountain State Prison. Six days of war in the Mideast ended.

Duration:00:03:34

June 9th This Day in History

6/8/2018
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Today in history: Secretariat won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing's first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. A tornado struck Worcester, Massachusetts. The first Walt Disney animated cartoon featuring Donald Duck, "The Wise Little Hen," was released. Charles Dickens died in Gad's Hill Place, England.

Duration:00:02:31

June 8th This Day in History

6/7/2018
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Today in history: Ghostbusters released. Authorities announce the capture of James Earl Ray. U.S. Supreme Court ruled that restaurants in the District of Columbia could not refuse to serve blacks. Eight tornadoes struck Michigan's Lower Peninsula. "Texaco Star Theater" made its debut on NBC-TV.

Duration:00:02:39

June 7th This Day in History

6/6/2018
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Today in history: The first ascent of Mt. McKinley. James Byrd Jr. dragged to his death in Jasper, Texas. Ground was broken for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. Israeli military planes destroyed a nuclear power plant in Iraq.

Duration:00:02:21

June 6th This Day in History

6/5/2018
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Today in History: The Ed Sullivan Show airs for the final time. China Northwest Airlines passenger jet crashed near Xian. Israeli forces invaded Lebanon. James Meredith shot and wounded. Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.

Duration:00:02:57

June 5th This Day in History

6/4/2018
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Today in history: Elvis plays the Milton Berle Show. Ronald Reagan dies. Robert F. Kennedy shot. War erupts in the Middle East.

Duration:00:03:59

June 4th This Day in History

6/3/2018
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Today in history: The Battle of Midway begins. Terry Nichols sentenced. Angela Davis acquitted. British Midland Airways jetliner crashes.

Duration:00:02:44

June 3rd This Day in History

6/2/2018
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Today in history: Muhammad Ali dies. Barbara Graham executed in the gas chamber. Hale Telescope at the Palomar Mountain Observatory in California was dedicated. "Zoot Suit Riots" began in Los Angeles.

Duration:00:02:15

June 2nd This Day in History

6/1/2018
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Today in history: Babe Ruth retires. A fire broke out at Buckingham Palace. Timothy McVeigh was convicted of murder and conspiracy. The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place. Lou Gehrig dies in New York.

Duration:00:03:56