Not Quite The News

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Can you name the incorrect fact in these news stories and correct them?

Featured Aug 12, 2010

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In 1912, the Titanic struck an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Belfast to New York City, causing her to sink in the North Atlantic
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On September 11th 2001, twenty terrorists hijacked four planes, and crashed 3 of them into buildings, and one into a field in Pennsylvania
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On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made a controlled heavier-than-air human flight, at Charlotte, North Carolina
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In 2001, Halle Berry became the first African-American woman to win the Best Actress Oscar, for her role in Gothika
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In 1914, Archduke Franz Ludwig was assassinated in Sarajevo, starting a chain of events leading to WWI
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Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia and student of Plato, died in the year 323BC after conquering much of the known world
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In 1788, the U.S. Constitution gets approved by Rhode Island, the 9th and final state needed for ratification
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In 1881, James Abram Garfield, 20th President of the U.S., is shot by Charles Guiteau in Buffalo.
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In August, 1945, an American B-29 Bomber, the Enola Gay, drops an atomic bomb, nicknamed 'Fat Boy', on the city of Hiroshima
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In 1903, the first recognized World Series is played, as the Boston Americans upset the Philadelphia Athletics 5 games to 3.
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On May 6th, 1937, the German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire during a landing attempt at a Naval Station at Lakehurst, New York.
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In June of 1815, Napoleon's forces were defeated near Waterloo, in present day Belgium, by coalition forces led by Horatio Nelson and Gebhard von Blucher
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