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[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:29:53 EST from rss

Subject: The death of Molly-ism

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John Kehoe, the last of the Molly Maguires, is executed in Pennsylvania. The Molly Maguires, an Irish secret society that had allegedly been responsible for some incidences of vigilante justice in the coalfields of eastern Pennsylvania, defended their actions as attempts to protect exploited ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:10:24 EST from rss

Subject: Battle of Lexington, Tennessee

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On this day in 1862, Confederate cavalry leader General Nathan Bedford Forrest routs a Union force under the command of Colonel Robert Ingersoll on a raid into western Tennessee, an area held by the Union. With the main Union army in the region occupying northern Mississippi, Confederate General ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:01:39 EST from rss

Subject: Nixon announces start of

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Following the breakdown of peace talks with North Vietnam just a few days earlier, President Richard Nixon announces the beginning of a massive bombing campaign to break the stalemate. For nearly two weeks, American bombers pounded North Vietnam. On December 13, peace talks between the United ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:44:28 EST from rss

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On this day in 1968, the musical film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”opens in New York City. The movie featured Dick Van Dyke, who had made a splash four years before in the Disney musical “Mary Poppins”and whose eponymous TV show had been a hit since 1961. Its real star, however, was Chitty Chitty Bang ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:30:18 EST from rss

Subject: States give thanks

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The new United States celebrates its first national day of thanksgiving on Thursday, December 18, 1777, commemorating the American victory at the Battle of Saratoga after the surrender of General John Burgoyne and 5,000 British troops in October 1777. In proclaiming the first national day of ...

[#] Wed Oct 28 2009 12:25:34 EDT from rss

Subject: Battle of Verdun ends

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The Battle of Verdun, the longest engagement of World War I, ends on this day after ten months and close to a million total casualties suffered by German and French troops. The battle had begun on February 21, after the Germans—led by Chief of Staff Erich von Falkenhayn—developed a plan to ...

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