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Today in History
Today in History: Tuesday, September  23, 2014
AP Highlight in History:
On Sept. 23, 1952, Sen. Richard M. Nixon, R-Calif., salvaged his vice-presidential nomination by appearing live on television to refute allegations of improper campaign fundraising. (The address became known as the "Checkers" speech because of Nixon's on-air reference to the family pet, a dog named "Checkers.")
 
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On this date in:
63 B.C.Caesar Augustus was born in Rome.
1779American commander John Paul Jones is said to have declared, "I have not yet begun to fight!" during a Revolutionary War naval battle.
1806The Lewis and Clark expedition returned to St. Louis from the Pacific Northwest.
1846The planet Neptune was discovered by German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle.
1926Jazz saxophonist and composer John Coltrane was born in Hamlet, N.C.
1930Musician Ray Charles was born Ray Charles Robinson in Albany, Ga.
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1939Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, died at age 83.
1957Nine black students who had entered Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas were forced to withdraw because of a white mob outside.
1987Choreographer-director Bob Fosse died at age 60.
1990Iraq threatened to destroy Middle East oil fields and attack Israel if other nations tried to force it from Kuwait.
1999The Mars Climate Observer apparently burned up as it was about to go into orbit around the Red Planet.
2011The soap opera "All My Children" broadcast its final episode on ABC, ending a 41-year run.
 
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Highlights of This Day in History
Today's Birthdays:
Rock musician Bruce Springsteen turns 65 years old today.
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NameProfessionAge
Julio IglesiasSinger71
Marty SchottenheimerFootball cooach71
Mary Kay PlaceActress67
Marvin LewisFootball cooach56
Jason AlexanderActor ("Seinfeld")55
Chi McBrideActor53
John HarbaughFootball cooach52
Ani DiFrancoRock singer44
Jermaine DupriRapper, producer42
Anthony MackieActor36
Los Angeles Dodgers centerfielder Matt Kemp turns 30 years old today.
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