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[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:24:46 EST from rss

Subject: Battle of Leyte Gulf ends

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After four days of furious fighting, the World War IIBattle of Leyte Gulf, the largest air-naval battle in history, ends with a decisive American victory over the Japanese. With the U.S. liberation of the Philippines underway, the desperate Japanese command decided to gamble their combined naval ...

[#] Wed Jan 27 2010 07:39:04 EST from rss

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On this day in 1955, Sammy Swindell, who becomes a star in the outlaw sport of sprint-car racing, is born in Germantown, Tennessee. In 1971, when he was just 15 years old, Swindell raced for the first time on a dirt track at the Riverside Speedway in Arkansas. Since he started dirt-track racing, ...

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:04:42 EST from rss

Subject: Shootout at the OK Corral

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On this day in 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. After silver was discovered nearby in 1877, Tombstone quickly grew into one of the richest mining towns in the Southwest. Wyatt Earp, a former Kansas ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:54:24 EST from rss

Subject: Fire breaks out on U.S. aircraft carrier

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A fire breaks out on board the 42,000-ton U.S. aircraft carrier Oriskany in the Gulf of Tonkin. The accident occurred when a locker filled with night illumination magnesium flares burst into flame. The fire spread quickly through most of the ship, resulting in 35 officers and eight enlisted men ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:54:17 EST from rss

Subject: Diem wins referendum in South Vietnam

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Ngo Dinh Diem defeats Emperor Bao Dai in national referendum. In June 1954, Bao Dai had appointed Diem prime minister. In early 1955, Diem made a move to consolidate his power as the real ruler of Vietnam. Earlier in October, Bao Dai, then in France, tried to dismiss Diem, but Diem effectively ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:53:39 EST from rss

Subject: Big battle begins in Tay Ninh Province

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The 1st Infantry Division troops are attacked in Binh Long Province (III Corps), 60 miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border. Communist forces launched a mortar, rocket, and ground attack against Fire Support Base (FSB) Julie, eight miles west of An Loc. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:37:01 EST from rss

Subject: Buckner lets ground ball roll through his legs

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In the wee hours of the morning on October 26, 1986, Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner lets an easy ground ball dribble between his legs and roll down the right-field line. It was just a routine fielding error, but it was a disaster for the Boston Red Sox: It was the 10th inning of the sixth game ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:31:43 EST from rss

Subject: George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act

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On this day in 2001, President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act, an anti-terrorism law drawn up in response to the attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. The USA PATRIOT Act, as it is officially known, is an acronym for “Uniting and Strengthening America by ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:18:09 EST from rss

Subject: The Earps shoot it out at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona

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After years of feuding and mounting tensions, on this day in 1881, the “law and order” Earps and the “cowboy” Clanton-McLaurys engage in their world-famous shoot-out near the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona, leaving three men dead and three more wounded. Both sides in the conflict were ostensibly ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:09:25 EST from rss

Subject: Henry James and Edith Wharton begin corresponding

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On this day in 1900, writer Henry James first writes to Edith Wharton, whom he will finally meet in 1903. Wharton, then 38, had published her first collection of stories, The Greater Inclination, the previous year. An enormous admirer of James, she modeled parts of her work after his, including his ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:58:17 EST from rss

Subject: Wheel of Fortune

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On this day in 1946, Patrick Leonard Sajdak, who will one day be known to millions of game-show fans as the Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak, is born in Chicago. Wheel of Fortune, which debuted in 1975, became the longest-running syndicated game show on American television, turning Sajak and his ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:43:33 EST from rss

Subject: Hurricane Mitch slams into Central America

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Hurricane Mitch hits Central America on this day in 1998. The storm, the most deadly hurricane to hit the Western Hemisphere in more than 200 years, went on to kill thousands of people. The storm formed on October 8 off the west coast of Africa. For 10 days it grew larger, slowly making its way ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:27:34 EST from rss

Subject: An abused wife gets revenge

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Betty Ferreri kills her husband, Jerry, in their Los Angeles, California, home with the help of house caretaker Alan Adron. When Jerry, a notorious womanizer, brought a young model to the couple’s home in the upscale Hancock Park neighborhood, Betty became upset and threatened him with a large ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:27:33 EST from rss

Subject: An Ozzy Osbourne fan commits suicide

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Nineteen-year-old John McCollum is found shot to death on his bed in Indio, California. Although it was quickly determined that the fatal wound was self-inflicted, McCollum’s parents believed that singer Ozzy Osbourne was actually responsible because their son had been listening to Osbourne’s ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:00:43 EST from rss

Subject: Diem declares himself premier of Republic of Vietnam

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Ngo Dinh Diem declares that pursuant to the wishes of the South Vietnamese people, as evidenced in a national referendum a few days before, the Republic of Vietnam is now in existence and that he will serve as the nation’s first president. The event marked a crucial step in the deepening U.S. ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:45:51 EST from rss

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On this day in 1864, the notorious Confederate guerrilla leader William “Bloody Bill” Anderson is killed in Missouri in a Unionambush. Born in the late 1830s, Anderson grew up in Missouri and moved to Kansas in the late 1850s. Arriving to settle on his father’s land claim east of Council ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:28:15 EST from rss

Subject: Benjamin Franklin sets sail for France

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On October 26, 1776, exactly one month to the day after being named an agent of a diplomatic commission by the Continental Congress, Benjamin Franklin sets sail from Philadelphia for France, with which he was to negotiate and secure a formal alliance and treaty. In France, the accomplished Franklin ...

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:35:13 EST from rss

Subject: The United States loses the Hornet

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On this day in 1942, the last U.S. carrier manufactured before America’s entry into World War II, the Hornet, is damaged so extensively by Japanese war planes in the Battle of Santa Cruz that it must be abandoned. The battle for Guadalcanal was the first American offensive ...

[#] Wed Oct 28 2009 12:25:37 EDT from rss

Subject: Brazil declares war on Germany

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On October 26, 1917, Brazil declares its decision to enter the First World War on the side of the Allied powers. As a major player in the Atlantic trading market, Brazil—an immense country occupying nearly one-half of the entire South American continent—had been increasingly threatened by Germany’s ...

[#] Wed Sep 01 2010 06:25:25 EDT from rss

Subject: The United States and Soviet Union step back from brink of nuclear war

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Complicated and tension-filled negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union finally result in a plan to end the two-week-old Cuban Missile Crisis. A frightening period in which nuclear holocaust seemed imminent began to come to an end. Since President John F. Kennedy’s October 22 ...

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