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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion and establishment of Western Allied forces in Normandy, during Operation Overlord in 1944 during World War II, the largest amphibious invasion to ever take place.

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D-Day, the date of the initial assaults, was Tuesday 6 June 1944 and Allied land forces that saw combat in Normandy on that day came from Canada, the Free French Forces, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In the weeks following the invasion, Polish forces also participated, as well as contingents from Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Most of the above countries also provided air and naval support, as did the Royal Australian Air Force, the Royal New Zealand Air Force,[nb 1] and the Royal Norwegian Navy.  The Normandy invasion began with overnight parachute and glider landings, massive air attacks and naval bombardments.

 

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In Loving Memory

April 23, 1928 - February 10, 2014

Shirley Temple was born on April 23, 1928, in Santa Monica, California. She died of natural causes on February 10, 2014, at her home in Woodside, California. She is survived by her three children, as well as grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

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Buenos Aires, July 26, 1952. Argentina is wrapped in silence as the country listens to the official communique from the Subsecretariat of Information: "It is our sad duty to inform the people of the Republic that Eva Perón, the Spiritual Leader of the Nation, died at 8:25 P.M.  From that initial silence sprang forth the sound of weeping and the sound of corks popping from champagne bottles. These sounds reflected the love and the hate that Evita inspired. The sounds of weeping reached the street and took the form of interminable lines visible to all the world until the day of Evita's funeral on August 11th, 1952. The champagne glasses were raised in private.

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May 29, 1917 - November 22, 1963

John F. Kennedy was the thirty-fifth president of the United States. He was the first president to reach for the moon, through the nation's space programs. He also was the first president since Theodore Roosevelt with whom youth could identify. He made the nation see itself with new eyes. His assassination shocked the world.

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 A former Navy reservist killed at least 12 people on Monday, September 16, 2013 in a mass shooting at a secure military facility in Washington, DC that led the authorities to lock down part of the nation's capital — even after the gunman was killed. The police continued their hunt for two other armed men spotted by video cameras, until it was clear the gunman acted alone, officials said.

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The shooting was the act of a lone gunman, identified as Aaron Alexis, 34, who was working for a military subcontractor. So far 12 people have been killed and more than a dozen injured.  The gunman was also killed brtinging the total deaths to 13.   The chaos at the facility, the Washington Navy Yard, started just after 8 a.m. Civilian employees described a scene of confusion as shots erupted through the hallways of the Naval Sea Systems Command headquarters, on the banks of the Anacostia River a few miles from the White House and about a half-mile from the Capitol.