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[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:28:09 EST from rss

Subject: Iran arms sales revealed

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The Lebanese magazine Ash Shiraa reports that the United States has been secretly selling arms to Iran in an effort to secure the release of seven American hostages held by pro-Iranian groups in Lebanon. The revelation, confirmed by U.S. intelligence sources on November 6, came as a shock to ...

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:25:30 EST from rss

Subject: Communists and Klansmen clash in Greensboro

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Five members of the Communist Workers Party, participating in a “Death to the Klan” rally in Greensboro, North Carolina, are shot to death by a group of Klansmen and neo-Nazis. Seven others were wounded. Members of the Communist Workers Party had organized the anti-Ku Klux Klan rally and march and ...

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:03:22 EST from rss

Subject: D.C. residents cast first presidential votes

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On this day in 1964, residents of the District of Columbia cast their ballots in a presidential election for the first time. The passage of the 23rd Amendment in 1961 gave citizens of the nation’s capital the right to vote for a commander in chief and vice president. They went on to help Democrat ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 07:40:50 EST from rss

Subject: The order is given: Bomb Pearl Harbor

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On this day in 1941, the Combine Japanese Fleet receive Top-Secret Order No. 1: In 34 days time, Pearl Harbor is to be bombed, along with Mayala, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines. Relations between the United States and Japan had been deteriorating quickly since Japan’s occupation of ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:56:15 EST from rss

Subject: Nixon calls on the

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President Richard Nixon goes on television and radio to call for national solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to gather support for his policies; his call for support is an attempt to blunt the renewed strength of the antiwar movement. Pledging that the United States was “going to keep our ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:53:38 EST from rss

Subject: Battle of Dak To begins

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In some of the heaviest fighting seen in the Central Highlands area, heavy casualties are sustained by both sides in bloody battles around Dak To, about 280 miles north of Saigon near the Cambodian border. The 1,000 U.S. troops there were reinforced with 3,500 additional troops from the U.S. 4th ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:39:13 EST from rss

Subject: The Body is elected governor of Minnesota

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On November 3, 1998, former professional wrestler Jesse “The Body” Ventura is elected governor of Minnesota with 37 percent of the vote. His opponents, seasoned politicians Hubert Humphrey III (son of Lyndon Johnson’s vice-president and the attorney general of Minnesota) and St. Paul mayor Norm ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:32:40 EST from rss

Subject: Newspaper mistakenly declares Dewey president

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On this day in 1948, the Chicago Tribune jumps the gun and mistakenly declares New York Governor Thomas Dewey the winner of his presidential race with incumbent Harry S. Truman in a front-page headline: “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Many of America’s major newspapers had predicted a Dewey victory early ...

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

Subject: Black Bart makes his last stagecoach robbery

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On this day, authorities almost catch the California bandit and infamous stagecoach robber called Black Bart; he manages to make a quick getaway, but drops an incriminating clue that eventually sends him to prison. Black Bart was born Charles E. Boles, probably in the state of New York around 1830. ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:19:10 EST from rss

Subject: Thackeray completes Barry Lyndon

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On this day in 1844, William Makepeace Thackeray completes The Luck of Barry Lyndon: A Romance of the Last Century, which is published in Fraser’s Magazine. Thackeray was born in Calcutta in 1811. As a young man, he attended Cambridge but left without a degree, then drifted through a variety of ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:55:52 EST from rss

Subject: Carrie creeps out audiences

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On this day in 1976, Carrie, a horror film starring Sissy Spacek and based on Stephen King’s 1974 best-selling first novel, opens in theaters around the United States. Directed by Brian De Palma, the film tells the story of high school outcast Carrie White, who uses her telekinetic powers to exact ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:43:25 EST from rss

Subject: Hotel fire ends in disaster in South Korea

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On this day in 1974, a fire rages out of control in a hotel in South Korea, killing 88 people, most of whom were enjoying a late-night party in a club on the hotel’s top floor. It was very early on a Sunday morning in the eastern part of downtown Seoul, when a guest staying on the sixth floor of a ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:27:45 EST from rss

Subject: A serial killer abducts and rapes his teenage victim

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Bobby Joe Long kidnaps and rapes 17-year-old Lisa McVey in Tampa, Florida. The victim’s subsequent courage and bravery led to the capture and arrest of Long, who was eventually found guilty of 10 murders committed in the Tampa area during the early 1980s. McVey had been riding her bicycle home from ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:01:12 EST from rss

Subject: Johnson defeats Goldwater for presidency

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In one of the most crushing victories in the history of U.S. presidential elections, incumbent Lyndon Baines Johnson defeats Republican challenger Barry Goldwater, Sr. With over 60 percent of the popular vote, Johnson turned back the conservative senator from Arizona to secure his first full term ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:46:48 EST from rss

Subject: Jubal Early born

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On this day in 1816, Confederate General Jubal Early is born in Franklin County, Virginia. Early had a distinguished career in the Confederate army, and in 1864 he waged a campaign in the Shenandoah Valley that kept Confederate hopes alive by relieving the pressure on General Robert E. Lee’s army ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:44:40 EST from rss

Subject: Detroit-Windsor Tunnel opens to traffic

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At 12:05 A.M. on this day in 1930, the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel between the United States and Canada is officially opened to car traffic. As Windsor Mayor Frederick Jackson had bragged at the tunnel’s elaborate dedication ceremony two days before, the structure–the only international subaqueous ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:30:35 EST from rss

Subject: Washington learns of Conway cabal

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On this day in 1777, General George Washington is informed that a conspiracy is afoot to discredit him with Congress and have him replaced by General Horatio Gates. Thomas Conway, who would be made inspector general of the United States less than two months later on December 14, led the effort. ...

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:34:29 EST from rss

Subject: Central Powers face rebellion on the home front

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As the First World War draws to a close, angry rebels in both Germany and Austria-Hungary revolt on November 3, 1918, raising the red banner of the revolutionary socialist Communist Party and threatening to follow the Russian example in bringing down their imperialist governments. By the last week ...

[#] Wed Aug 29 2012 08:16:22 EDT from rss

Subject: Barack Obama elected as America

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On this day in 2008, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois defeats Senator John McCain of Arizona to become the 44th U.S. president, and the first African American elected to the White House. The 47-year-old Democrat garnered 365 electoral votes and nearly 53 percent of the popular vote, while his ...

[#] Tue Mar 16 2010 11:16:18 EDT from rss

Subject: Anne Murray earns a #1 pop hit with

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Disco was at the absolute zenith of its popularity in 1978, and with the likes of even Barbra Streisand, Frankie Valli and Rod Stewart falling under its intoxicating spell, the party showed no signs of letting up. But then along came Anne Murray, a Canadian balladeer whose sincere pop-country ...

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