we didnt start the fire

  • Harry Truman

    Harry Truman
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    inaugurated as U.S. president after being elected in 1948 to his own term; previously he was sworn in following the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. He authorized the use of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan during World War II, on August 6 and August 9, 1945, respectively.
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    We didnt start the fire

  • Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe
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    soars in popularity with five new movies, including The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve, and attempts suicide after the death of friend Johnny Hyde who asked to marry her several times, but she refused respectfully. Monroe would later (1954) be married for a brief time to Joe DiMaggio (mentioned in the previous verse
  • Sugar Ray

    Sugar Ray
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    Robinson, a champion welterweight boxer.
  • Rocky Marciano

    Rocky Marciano
    For more info click here defeats Jersey Joe Walcott, becoming the world Heavyweight champion.
  • Santayana goodbye

    Santayana goodbye
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    George Santayana, philosopher, essayist, poet, and novelist, dies
  • Joseph Stalin

    Joseph Stalin
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    dies, yielding his position as leader of the Soviet Union.
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein
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    dies on April 18 at the age of 76.
  • JFK blown away

    JFK blown away
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    President John F. Kennedy is assassinated on November 22 while riding in an open convertible through Dallas.
  • Ronald Reagan

    Ronald Reagan
    For more info click here President of the United States from 1981 to 1989; first attempted in 1976 to run for president.
  • Bernie Goetz

    Bernie Goetz
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    December 22, Mr. Goetz shot four young men who he said were threatening him on a New York City subway. Goetz was charged with attempted murder but was acquitted of the charges, though convicted of carrying an unlicensed gun.