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Monk Martin Luther    Religious Reformer Martin Luther
[1483 - Martin Luther, religious leader, Protestantism founder, born in Eisleben, Germany]

Writer Oliver Goldsmith    Writer Oliver Goldsmith
[1728 - Oliver Goldsmith, novelist, playwright, born in Pallas, near Ballymahon, Ireland]

Continental Marines in battle    Marines in urban combat
[1775 - Congress votes to raise two battalions of Continental Marines - Happy Birthday, USMC]

Actor Claude Rains    Actor Claude Rains    Actor Claude Rains
[1889 - Claude Rains, actor, born in London]

Singer Jane Froman    Singer Jane Froman    Actress Jane Froman    Singer Jane Froman
[1907 - (Ellen) Jane Froman, singer, actress, born in University City, Missouri]

Actor Richard Burton    Actor Richard Burton    Actor Richard Burton    Actor Richard Burton    Actor Richard Burton
[1925 - Richard Burton (Richard Walter Jenkins, Jr.), actor, born in Pontrhydyfen near Port Talbot, Wales, UK]

Actor Roy Scheider    Actor Roy Scheider    Actor Roy Scheider
[1932 - Roy Scheider, actor, born in Orange, New Jersey]

Activist Russell Means    Activist Russell Means    Native AmericanActivist Russell Means    Activist Russell Means
[1939 - Russell Charles Means, Oglala Lakota activist for Native Americans, musician, writer, born in Shannon, South Dakota]

Sesame Street characters
[1969 - Sesame Street debuts on 170 PBS stations]

The Edmund Fitzgerald entering port
[1975 - Edmund Fitzgerald with her crew of 29 is lost on Lake Superior in a storm]

Vietnam Memorial Visitors
[1982 - The Vietnam Veterans Memorial opens to visitors]

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