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Richard Speck
Richard Speck
was a career criminal by the age of 25, but had managed to avoid spending long stretches in prison. He gained infamy on July 14, 1966, when he managed to hold nine student nurses at gun- and knifepoint and systematically kill eight of them.
Syngman Rhee
Syngman Rhee
was the most prominent spokesman for Korean independence during World War II, and became the first President of the Republic of Korea in 1948. He spent the next twelve years suppressing dissent and trying to gain international support for a unification of the Korean Peninsula, and was forced to resign and go into exile in 1960.
Battle of Tippecanoe
Battle of Tippecanoe
On November 7, 1811, Shawnee "prophet" Tenskwatawa launched an attack against forces led by William Henry Harrison. Tenskwatawa's warriors were soundly defeated, leading most of his followers to abandon him. Harrison's victory made him a hero and ultimately helped him win the presidency.
Augusto Pinochet
Augusto José Ramón Pinochet Ugarte
was a career military officer who seized control of Chile's government in 1973. Despite being known for his brutal repression of opposition, he allowed Chileans to vote him out of office in 1990.
Walter Cronkite
Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.
anchored "CBS Evening News" from 1962 to 1981, a period that included the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King, Jr., six manned moon landings, the Watergate Affair, and the Iran Hostage Crisis. Named "the most trusted man in America" in 1972, he ended every one of his newscasts with the iconic phrase "And that's the way it is on (the date of broadcast)."
Tex Avery
Frederick Bean "Tex" Avery
was an animator and cartoon director who worked for Walter Lantz, Warner Brothers, and MGM. Over the course of his career he gave Bugs Bunny his personality, redesigned Porky Pig and Chilly Willy, and created Daffy Duck, Droopy, Screwball Squirrel, and the Frito Bandito, among many other characters.

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