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[#] Thu Mar 04 2010 04:09:56 EST from rss

Subject: Entrance to King Tut

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British archaeologist Howard Carter and his workmen discover a step leading to the tomb of King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. When Carter first arrived in Egypt in 1891, most of the ancient Egyptian tombs had been discovered, though the little-known King Tutankhamen, who had died ...

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:30:52 EST from rss

Subject: Yitzhak Rabin assassinated

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Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin is fatally shot after attending a peace rally held in Tel Aviv’s Kings Square in Israel. Rabin later died in surgery at Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv. The 73-year-old prime minister was walking to his car when he was shot in the arm and the back by Yigal Amir, a ...

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

Subject: Iranians storm U.S. embassy

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Student followers of the Ayatollah Khomeini send shock waves across America when they storm the U.S. embassy in Tehran. The radical Islamic fundamentalists took 90 hostages. The students were enraged that the deposed Shah had been allowed to enter the United States for medical treatment and they ...

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:04:44 EST from rss

Subject: Soviets put brutal end to Hungarian revolution

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A spontaneous national uprising that began 12 days before in Hungary is viciously crushed by Soviet tanks and troops on this day in 1956. Thousands were killed and wounded and nearly a quarter-million Hungarians fled the country. The problems in Hungary began in October 1956, when thousands of ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:58:36 EST from rss

Subject: U.S. hands over air base to the Vietnamese Air Force

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The United States hands over an air base in the Mekong Delta to the Vietnamese Air Force (VNAF) as part of the Vietnamization program. President Richard Nixon initiated this program in 1969 to increase the fighting capability of South Vietnam so they could assume more responsibility for the war. ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:57:38 EST from rss

Subject: South Vietnamese battle communists along the Cambodian border

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In the biggest battle in four months, South Vietnamese infantry, supported by U.S. planes and artillery, clash with North Vietnamese troops for 10 hours near Duc Lop near the Cambodian border. Eighty communist troops were reported killed. South Vietnamese losses included 24 killed and 38 wounded.

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:37:21 EST from rss

Subject: End of an era for the Yankees

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On November 4, 2001, just two outs away from their fourth championship in a row, the New York Yankees lose to the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh game of a hard-fought World Series. “You saw the light at the end of the tunnel,” Yankee reliever Mike Stanton lamented after the game, “and it was ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:30:44 EST from rss

Subject: Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd

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On this day in 1842, struggling lawyer Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Anne Todd, a Kentucky native, at her sister’s home in Springfield, Illinois. Mary Todd, whose nickname was Molly, was the child of wealthy parents and received her education in prestigious all-girls schools where she excelled in ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:18:34 EST from rss

Subject: Will Rogers is born in Oklahoma

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On this day, the cowboy philosopher and humorist Will Rogers, one of the most beloved entertainers of the early 20th century, is born on a ranch in Cherokee Indian territory. The son of a respected mixed-blood Cherokee couple, William Penn Adair Rogers grew up riding and roping on the plains of ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:19:09 EST from rss

Subject: T.S. Eliot wins Nobel Prize in literature

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On this day in 1948, T.S. Eliot wins the Nobel Prize in literature, for his profound effect on the direction of modern poetry. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri, to a long-established family. His grandfather had founded Washington University in St. Louis, his father was a businessman, and his ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:56:06 EST from rss

Subject: Dances with Wolves debuts

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On this day in 1990, Dances with Wolves, a film about an American Civil War-era soldier and a group of Sioux Indians that stars Kevin Costner and also marks his directorial debut, premieres in Los Angeles. The film, which opened across the United States on November 21, 1990, was a surprise ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:43:23 EST from rss

Subject: Heavy rain leads to flooding in New England

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On this day in 1927, 10 days of extremely heavy rain in New England lead to flooding; the floods went on to kill 200 people and cause millions of dollars in damages. Vermont’s Green Mountain region was particularly hard hit by the storm. Weeks earlier, a tropical storm had hit the Caribbean. As ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:29:08 EST from rss

Subject: One of New York

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Arnold Rothstein, New York’s most notorious gambler, is shot and killed during a poker game at the Park Central Hotel in Manhattan. After finding Rothstein bleeding profusely at the service entrance of the hotel, police followed his trail of blood back to a suite where a group of men were playing ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:02:16 EST from rss

Subject: Soviets crush Hungarian revolt

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Following nearly two weeks of protest and political instability in Hungary, Soviet tanks and troops viciously crush the protests. Thousands were killed and wounded, and nearly a quarter-million Hungarians fled the country.The problems in Hungary had begun in October, when thousands of protesters ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:45:27 EST from rss

Subject: Iranian students storm U.S. embassy in Tehran, leading to oil embargo

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On this day in 1979, hundreds of Iranian students storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, taking more than 60 American hostages. The students, supporters of the conservative Muslim cleric Ayatollah Khomeini, were demanding the return of Iran’s deposed leader, the Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, who had fled ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:45:26 EST from rss

Subject: Battle of Johnsonville, Tennessee

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On this day in 1864, at the Battle of Johnsonville, Tennessee, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest subjects a Union supply baseto a devastating artillery barrage that destroys millions of dollars in materiel. This action was part of a continuing effort by the Confederates to disrupt the ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:29:53 EST from rss

Subject: Patriot, politician and physician William Shippen dies

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Patriot William Shippen, of the powerful Shippen family of Philadelphia dies at the age of 89 at his home in Germantown, Pennsylvania, on this day in 1801. He was a descendant of the well-known Edward Shippen, colonial Philadelphia’s mayor and Pennsylvania’s chief justice. William Shippen pursued a ...

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:35:14 EST from rss

Subject: Poet Wilfred Owen killed in action

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On this day in 1918, just one week before the armistice was declared, ending World War I, the British poet Wilfred Owen is killed in action during a British assault on the German-held Sambre Canal on the Western Front. Born in 1893, Owen was teaching English to children near Bordeaux, France, when ...

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:34:04 EST from rss

Subject: Gen. Sir John Dill dies

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On this day in 1944, British Gen. John Dill dies in Washington, D.C., and is buried in Arlington Cemetery, the only foreigner to be so honored. Born on Christmas Day, 1881, in County Armagh, Ireland, Dill was a military man from his earliest years, serving in the South African War at age 18, then ...

[#] Thu Jun 02 2011 08:40:52 EDT from rss

Subject: Army major kills 13 people in Fort Hood shooting spree

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On this day in 2009, 13 people are killed and more than 30 others are wounded, nearly all of them unarmed soldiers, when a U.S. Army officer goes on a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in central Texas. The deadly assault, carried out by Major Nidal Malik Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was the worst mass ...

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