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1969: Allen Funt

1969: Allen Funt

In 1969, "Candid Camera" creator Allen Funt and his family were aboard an Eastern Airlines flight that was hijacked to Cuba. (Fellow passengers who recognized Funt thought the whole thing was a stunt for his TV show; in an article written for The Associated Press, Funt said the whole episode…

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1972: Olympic Winter Games

1972: Olympic Winter Games

In 1972, the XI Olympic Winter Games opened in Sapporo, Japan.

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2010: James Arthur Ray

2010: James Arthur Ray

Five years ago: Motivational speaker James Arthur Ray was arrested on manslaughter charges after three people died following a northern Arizona sweat lodge ceremony he'd led in Oct. 2009. (Ray was convicted of three counts of negligent homicide and spent nearly two years in prison.)

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1932: Duke Ellington

1932: Duke Ellington

In 1932, Duke Ellington and His Orchestra recorded "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" for Brunswick Records.

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NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NASA shows astronaut Ronald E. McNair. McNair was one of seven crew members aboard the space shuttle Challenger on Jan. 28, 1986, when the vehicle exploded shortly after liftoff at the Kennedy Space Center. All seven members of the crew onboard peri…

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NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NASA shows space shuttle Columbia commander Rick Husband. Husband was one of the seven astronauts on the space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart over Texas on Feb. 1, 2003, killing all the astronauts onboard just 16 minutes before they were suppos…

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NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NASA shows New Hampshire teacher Christa McAuliffe. McAuliffe was aboard Space Shuttle Challenger on Jan. 28, 1986, when the vehicle exploded shortly after liftoff at the Kennedy Space Center. All seven members of the crew on board perished. (AP Pho…

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NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

FILE - This undated photo provided by NASA shows Navy Medical Officer Laurel Clark. Clark was one of the seven astronauts on the space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart in flames over Texas on Feb. 1, 2003, killing all the astronauts onboard just 16 minutes before they were supposed to lan…

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NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NASA shows payload commander Michael Anderson. Anderson was one of the seven astronauts on the space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart in flames over Texas on Feb. 1, 2003, killing all the astronauts onboard just 16 minutes before they were suppos…

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NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

FILE - This undated photo provided by NASA shows Navy Pilot Commander William McCool. McCool, 41, from Lubbock, Texas, was one of the seven astronauts on the space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart in flames over Texas on Feb. 1, 2003, killing all the astronauts onboard just 16 minutes bef…

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NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NASA shows astronaut Kalpana Chawla. Chawla, was one of the seven astronauts on the space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart in flames over Texas on Feb. 1, 2003, killing all the astronauts on board just 16 minutes before they were supposed to land…

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NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

FILE - This 1984 file photo provided by NASA shows astronaut Judith Arlene Resnik. Resnik was a mission specialist on the space shuttle Challenger on Jan. 28, 1986, when the vehicle exploded shortly after liftoff at the Kennedy Space Center. All seven members of the crew onboard perished. (A…

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NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NASA shows astronaut David Brown. Brown was one of the seven astronauts on the space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart in flames over Texas on Feb. 1, 2003, killing all the astronauts onboard just 16 minutes before they were supposed to land in Fl…

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NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

NASA astronaut memorial stirs memories for shuttle veteran

FILE - This undated file photo provided by NASA shows, Israel's first astronaut Air Force Col. Ilan Ramon. Ramon was one of the seven astronauts on the space shuttle Columbia, which broke apart in flames over Texas on Feb. 1, 2003, killing all the astronauts onboard just 16 minutes before th…

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Forcibly shaven, Fort Hood gunman wants to keep top lawyer

Forcibly shaven, Fort Hood gunman wants to keep top lawyer

FILE - This April 9, 2010 file photo provided by the Bell County Sheriffs Department, shows U.S. Maj. Nidal Hasan at the San Antonio to Bell County Jail, in Belton, Texas. Hasan, who killed 13 people in a 2009 shooting spree at a Texas Army base, appeared in court Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at…

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1815: Thomas Jefferson

1815: Thomas Jefferson

In 1815, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in agreeing to purchase the personal book collection of former President Thomas Jefferson to replace volumes lost when the British burned the U.S. Capitol and its congressional library during the War of 1812.

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Failed Iraqi bomber at center of international hostage drama

Failed Iraqi bomber at center of international hostage drama

FILE - This Nov. 13, 2005 file photo made from television shows Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi opens her jacket and shows an explosive belt as she confesses on Jordanian state-run television to her failed bid to set off an explosives belt inside one of the three Amman hotels targeted by al-Qaida. A…

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'The Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

'The Thorn Birds' author Colleen McCullough dies at age 77

FILE - In this March 1, 1977 file photo, Australian author Colleen McCullough laughs during a news conference in New York. Best-selling author McCullough, whose novel "The Thorn Birds" sold 30 million copies worldwide, has died at age 77 after a long illness. McCullough died Thursday, Jan. 2…

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1895: "The Raven"

1895: "The Raven"

On Jan. 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" was first published in the New York Evening Mirror.Photo credit: Anonymous

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1956: H.L. Mencken

1956: H.L. Mencken

In 1956, editor-essayist H.L. Mencken, the "Sage of Baltimore," died at age 75.

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Bodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact

Bodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact

This photo provided Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, by the Cobb County Police Department, shows Elrey “Bud” Runion, of Marietta, Ga. Runion, 69, and his wife June Runion, 66, are missing after driving across the state to check out a classic car advertised on Craigslist, and police say the man who las…

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Bodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact

Bodies found after Ga. couple lured by Craigslist contact

This photo provided Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, by the Cobb County Police Department, shows June Runion, of Marietta, Ga. Runion, 66, and her husband Elrey “Bud” Runion, 69, are missing after driving across the state to check out a classic car advertised on Craigslist, and police say the man who …

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Egypt: Release of Mubarak's sons caps weekend of violence

Egypt: Release of Mubarak's sons caps weekend of violence

FILE - This combination Jan. 6, 2011 file images show Gamal Mubarak, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, attending a Christmas Eve Mass at the Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian security officials said the two sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been released from prison, nearly f…

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Egypt: Release of Mubarak's sons caps weekend of violence

Egypt: Release of Mubarak's sons caps weekend of violence

FILE - In this Saturday, June 2, 2012 file photo, The two sons of ex-President Hosni Mubarak, Gamal, left, and Alaa Mubarak, right, arrive to the police academy courthouse in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian security officials say two sons of ousted President Hosni Mubarak have been released from pris…

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1956: Elvis Presley

1956: Elvis Presley

In 1956, Elvis Presley made his first national TV appearance on "Stage Show," a CBS program hosted by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey.

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1939: William Butler Yeats

1939: William Butler Yeats

In 1939, Irish poet-dramatist William Butler Yeats died in Menton, France.

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AP PHOTOS: 10 worst Northeast snowstorms in last 60 years

AP PHOTOS: 10 worst Northeast snowstorms in last 60 years

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 1978 file photo, New York City Mayor Ed Koch, right, accompanied by unidentified aides, steps through snow in queens during a tour of New York, to see first hand the conditions brought about by the city's worst storm of the decade. (AP Photo, File)

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1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1756: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In 1756, composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria.Photo: Anonymous

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1967: Grissom, White, and Chaffee

1967: Grissom, White, and Chaffee

In 1967, astronauts Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Edward H. White and Roger B. Chaffee died in a flash fire during a test aboard their Apollo spacecraft.

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1984: Michael Jackson

1984: Michael Jackson

In 1984, singer Michael Jackson suffered serious burns to his scalp when pyrotechnics set his hair on fire during the filming of a Pepsi-Cola TV commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

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US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

US works to ease Caribbean dependence on Venezuelan oil

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2006 file photo, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez visits oil workers on the platform of an oil drill at Carabobo block one, in the Orinoco oil belt in Venezuela's Anzoategui state. Caribbean governments began signing on to Petrocaribe, a trade program created by the …

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1925: Paul Newman

1925: Paul Newman

In 1925, actor Paul Newman was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio.Photo credit: Anonymous

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New generation enters line to Saudi throne as king mourned

New generation enters line to Saudi throne as king mourned

FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, file photo released by Saudi Press Agency, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, center, poses for a picture with King Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden, center left, and Queen Silvia, right, before King Abdullah received the Wolf Bronze medal from the Swedish King in…

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Birthday: Jules Feiffer

Birthday: Jules Feiffer

Cartoonist Jules Feiffer is 86.

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1915: Potter Stewart

1915: Potter Stewart

In 1915, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart was born in Jackson, Michigan.

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1985: House of Lords

1985: House of Lords

In 1985, debate in Britain's House of Lords was carried on live television for the first time.

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A look at the hostages believed held by Islamic State group

A look at the hostages believed held by Islamic State group

FILE - This undated file picture released by the family of Ricardo Garcia-Vilanova, shows Spanish photographer Ricardo Garcia-Vilanova, right, walking next to a Syrian boy riding a bike in Aleppo, Syria. The Islamic State group has released several hostages, reportedly in exchange for ransom…

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Movie 'Selma' sparks interest in historic Alabama city

Movie 'Selma' sparks interest in historic Alabama city

FILE - This March 21, 1965 file photo shows Martin Luther King, Jr. and his civil rights marchers crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., heading for the capitol in Montgomery. The 50th anniversary of the historic civil rights marches in Selma and the hit movie that tells the story…

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1984: Super Bowl XVIII

1984: Super Bowl XVIII

In 1984, the Los Angeles Raiders defeated the Washington Redskins 38-9 to win Super Bowl XVIII (18) at Tampa Stadium in Florida; the CBS-TV broadcast featured Apple Computer's famous "1984" commercial introducing the Macintosh computer.

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1924: Vladimir Lenin

1924: Vladimir Lenin

In 1924, Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin died at age 53.

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1965: Alan Freed

1965: Alan Freed

In 1965, rock-and-roll promoter Alan Freed, 43, died in Palm Springs, California.

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1985: Ronald Reagan

1985: Ronald Reagan

In 1985, President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H.W. Bush were sworn in for second terms of office in a brief White House ceremony (it being a Sunday, the public swearing-in was held the following day).

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McCain wages a new national campaign, to define his legacy

McCain wages a new national campaign, to define his legacy

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 1973 file photo, John McCain is greeted by President Richard Nixon in Washington, after McCain spent more than five years in a Vietnamese prisoner of war camp, know as the "Hanoi Hilton" before his release in March 1973. After two unsuccessful presidential bids, the …

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King rejoins his civil rights marchers near Montgomery, the Alabama State Capitol, March 24, 1965. An Army observation plane flies over the flag-carrying demonstrators. With King are his wife, Coretta Scott King, right, and singer Harry Belafonte, at center beside Dr. King.…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., protected by umbrella from rain addresses civil rights marchers on historic Boston Common April 23, 1965 after a march from the Roxbury section. King came to Boston, to lead the demonstration to protest segregation in schools, jobs and housing. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

The Rev. Martin Luther King, integration leader, addresses a crowd on a street in Lakeview, New York May 12, 1965. The Nobel Prize winner arrived in the day from Atlanta, Ga., for a whirlwind tour of Nassau County to advance the cause of African Americans in that area. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Pete Hamill, a reporter for the New York Post, takes notes as he walks ahead of the Memphis-to-Jackson march led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in light trousers, June 9, 1966. (AP Photo)

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., tells a mass meeting in Birmingham, Alabama Sept. 17, 1963 that "words and actions" of Alabama Gov. George Wallace were to blame for the deaths of four African American girls in a church bombing. The meeting of about 1,200 persons voted to state a march on the sta…

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King speaks at rally at African American church in St. Augustine, Florida June 11, 1964, as sign hangs from podium reading "Dr. Martin Luther King is our leader" before march on downtown old slave market. In foreground are African Americans just released from jail arrested …

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A look back

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. shown with a congressional delegation after his release from jail at Selma, Alabama on Feb. 5, 1965. The group, headed by Rep. Charles Diggs, D-Mich, left, came to Selma to observe the racial situation first hand. At right is Rev. Ralph Abernathy, an associate of K…

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