Thick smoke and flames rise from the remains of the Piper Alpha oil platform in the North Sea off the coast of Aberdeen, Scotland, July 8, 1988. Most of the platform fell into the sea, after a massive explosion and fire ripped through it Wednesday, July 6, killing 160 oil workers. (AP Photo/Dave Caulkin)

Today in History: July 6

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Today is Wednesday, July 6, the 188th day of 2016. There are 178 days left in the year.

Spectators watch the Independence Day fireworks Thursday night, July 4, 1996 at the grounds of the Washington Monument. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson)

Today in History: Independence Day

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Today is Monday, July 4, the 186th day of 2016. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day.

Fireworks illuminate the sky around the Statue of Liberty July 3, 1986, during the finale of the official unveiling ceremony.  (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy)

Today in History: July 3

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Today is Sunday, July 3, the 185th day of 2016. There are 181 days left in the year.

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Today in History: July 2

Today is Saturday, July 2, the 184th day of 2016. There are 182 days left in the year.

A single rose and a charachter sketch appear on the star of actor Marlon Brando along Hollywood's Walk of Fame Friday, July 2, 2004, in Los Angeles. Brando, who revolutionized American acting with his Method performances in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "On the Waterfront" and went on to create the iconic character of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather," died Thursday, July 1, 2004. He was 80. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

Today in History: July 1

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Today is Friday, July 1, the 183rd day of 2016. There are 183 days left in the year. This is Canada Day.

U.S. Vice President George Bush greets Beirut ex-hostage Richard Young Moon after 39 American hostages landed at Frankfurt's Rhein-Main Air Base in Frankfurt, Germany, July 1, 1985, after a flight from Damascus, Syria. From left: Bush, James W. McLoughlin, Simon Grossmayer, Moon, and Grant Elliott. At rear is the crew of the rescue plane.  (AP Photo/Dieter Endlicher)

Today in History: June 30

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Today is Thursday, June 30, the 182nd day of 2016. There are 184 days left in the year.

Diego Maradona of Argentina celebrates with the cup and his team mates at the end of the World  Cup soccer final in the Atzeca Stadium, in Mexico City, Mexico, on June 29, 1986. Argentina defeated West Germany 3-2 to take the trophy. (AP Photo)

Today in History: June 29

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On June 29, 1956, actress Marilyn Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller in a civil ceremony in White Plains, New York. (The couple also we…

Italy?s Daniele Massaro (19) celebrates his second half goal with his teammate Nicola Berti, right, during the Italy Vs. Mexico Group E World Cup match on Tuesday, June 28, 1994 at Washington?s RFK Stadium. Italy tied with Mexico 1-1 and places third in Group E. Their participation in the next round depends on the results in other groups. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

Today in History: June 28

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Today is Tuesday, June 28, the 180th day of 2016. There are 186 days left in the year.