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THIS DAY IN HISTORY 1430 JOAN OF ARC

1430: Joan of Arc is captured
At the end of the Siege of Compiègne, the teenage French military warrior was captured by the Burgundians.

They were allied with the British.

‘The Maid of Orleans’ had played an important role in the Hundred Years’ War between France and England, paving the way for the final French victory.

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1788 SOUTH CAROLINA RATIFIES CONSTITUTION

1788: South Carolina’s Ratification
South Carolina officially became the eighth state to ratify the United States Constitution.

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1934 BONNIE AND CLYDE KILLED

1934: Outlaws Bonnie and Clyde killed
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, notorious criminals who robbed a series of banks and stores across the southern U.S.

They were shot to death in a police ambush outside Sailes, Louisiana.

The couple, on whose life a 1967 biopic, ‘Bonnie and Clyde,’ starring Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.

They were reportedly responsible for the deaths of 13 people.

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1960 HAWAII TSUNAMI

1960: Hawaii hit by Tsunami
A tsunami, caused by a massive earthquake off the coast of Chile that killed thousands the previous day.

Traveled across the Pacific Ocean and hit Hilo, Hawaii and claimed over 60 lives.

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1977 SCOTUS REFUSES TO HEAR WATERGATE APPEALS

1977: Supreme Court refuses to hear Watergate convictions appeals
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeals of former Nixon White House aides.

H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and former Attorney General John N. Mitchell were denied in connection with their Watergate convictions.


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THIS DAY IN HISTORY 2013 BOY SCOUTS ALLOW GAYS

2013: Boy Scouts of America makes historic decision
The Boy Scouts of America lifted a century-old ban that didn’t allow openly gay kids to be a part of the organization.

Over 60 percent of the group’s National Council voted in favor of ending the ban, which became effective Jan. 1, 2014, onward.

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY 2015 JOHN FORBES NASH IS KILLED

2015: John Forbes Nash dies
Winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for Economics for his work on game theory.

John Forbes Nash Jr. and his wife, Alicia, were killed in a car crash near Monroe Township, New Jersey, U.S.

Nash was 86 and Alicia was 82. The celebrated Princeton University mathematician, who struggled with paranoid schizophrenia.

He was the inspiration behind the Academy Award winning movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’ (2001).


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