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[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:57:40 EST from rss

Subject: South Vietnamese draft articles for new constitution

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In Saigon, the South Vietnamese Constituent Assembly begins drawing up draft articles for a new constitution. On December 15, the Assembly approved the proposal for the future civil regime to be headed by a popularly elected president, and a proposal empowering the president, rather than the ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-draft-articles-for-new-constitution

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:55:52 EST from rss

Subject: McNamara warns Johnson that communists are gaining strength in South Vietnam

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Following a visit to South Vietnam, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara reports in a memorandum to President Lyndon B. Johnson that the South Vietnamese government of Nguyen Cao Ky “is surviving, but not acquiring wide support or generating actions.” He said that Viet Cong recruiting successes ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mcnamara-warns-johnson-that-communists-are-gaining-strength-in-south-vietnam

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:55:45 EST from rss

Subject: McCarthy to enter Democratic presidential primary

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Liberal Democratic Senator Eugene J. McCarthy from Minnesota, an advocate of a negotiated end to the war in Vietnam, declares that he intends to enter several Democratic Presidential primaries in 1968. McCarthy believed that the majority of Americans were unhappy with President Lyndon B. Johnson’s ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mccarthy-to-enter-democratic-presidential-primary

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:37:30 EST from rss

Subject: Football coach Bill Walsh is born

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On November 30, 1931, legendary football coach Bill Walsh is born in Los Angeles, California. Though the young Walsh played on the Hayward High School football team, he was not a particularly gifted athlete; nor, for that matter, was he an especially good student. As a result, though he wanted to ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/football-coach-bill-walsh-is-born

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:33:24 EST from rss

Subject: Truman refuses to rule out atomic weapons

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On this day in 1950, President Harry S. Truman announces during a press conference that he is prepared to authorize the use of atomic weapons in order to achieve peace in Korea. At the time of Truman’s announcement, communist China had joined North Korean forces in their attacks on United Nations ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-refuses-to-rule-out-atomic-weapons

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:17:07 EST from rss

Subject: Harvey

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Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan, the second-in-command in Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch crew, is sentenced to 20 years hard labor in a Tennessee prison. Though the famous Hollywood movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid portrayed Harry Longabaugh as Cassidy’s main partner, Logan was his true sidekick and ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/harvey-kid-curry-logan-sentenced

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:09:51 EST from rss

Subject: Mark Twain is born

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Samuel Clemens, later known as Mark Twin, is born in Florida, Missouri, on this day in 1835. Clemens was apprenticed to a printer at age 13 and later worked for his older brother, who established the Hannibal Journal. In 1857, the Keokuk Daily Post commissioned him to write a series of comic travel ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mark-twain-is-born

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:56:59 EST from rss

Subject: Jeopardy! contestant

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On this day in 2004, after winning 74 straight games and more than $2.5 million–a record for U.S. game shows–Jeopardy! contestant Ken Jennings loses. Jennings’ extended winning streak gave the game show a huge ratings boost and turned the software engineer from Salt Lake City, Utah into a TV hero ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jeopardy-contestants-record-winning-streak-ends

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:42:07 EST from rss

Subject: Achille Lauro sinks near Somalia

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The Achille Lauro cruise ship catches fire and sinks to the bottom of the sea near Somalia on this day in 1994. The large luxury liner had a checkered history that included deaths and terrorism prior to its sinking. The construction of the Willem Ruys by the Royal Rotterdam Lloyd Line took more ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/achille-lauro-sinks-near-somalia

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:27:30 EST from rss

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Richard Mallory, a storeowner in Palm Harbor, Florida, is last seen taking a ride with Aileen Wuornos. The following day, his car—containing his wallet, some condoms, and an empty vodka bottle—was found abandoned in a remote area of Ormond Beach. Nearly two weeks later, his body turned up in a ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americas-first-female-serial-killer-strikes

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:02:28 EST from rss

Subject: The United States and U.S.S.R. open talks to reduce intermediate-range nuclear forces

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Representatives from the United States and the Soviet Union open talks to reduce their intermediate-range nuclear forces (INF) in Europe. The talks lasted until December 17, but ended inconclusively.SALT I (1972) and SALT II (1979) reduced the number of strategic nuclear weapons held by the two ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-united-states-and-u-s-s-r-open-talks-to-reduce-intermediate-range-nuclear-forces

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:45:24 EST from rss

Subject: Battle of Franklin, Tennessee

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On this day in 1864, the once proud Confederate Army of Tennessee suffers a devastating defeatafterits commander, General John Bell Hood, orders a frontal assault on strong Union positions around Franklin, Tennessee. The loss cost Hood six of his finest generals and nearly a third of his force. ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-franklin-tennessee

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:29:16 EST from rss

Subject: Howe brothers offer amnesty

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On this day in 1776, Admiral Richard Howe and General William Howe, “the King’s Commissioners for restoring Peace,” issue a proclamation from New York City, promising pardon to those who will within 60 days subscribe to a declaration that they will desist from “Treasonable Actings and Doings.” The ...

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[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:35:18 EST from rss

Subject: USSR attacks Finland

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On this day in 1939, the Red Army crosses the Soviet-Finnish border with 465,000 men and 1,000 aircraft. Helsinki was bombed, and 61 Finns were killed in an air raid that steeled the Finns for resistance, not capitulation. The overwhelming forces arrayed against Finland convinced most Western ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ussr-attacks-finland

[#] Mon Jul 18 2011 06:30:37 EDT from rss

Subject: Defense presents its case in Hamptons murder trial

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On this day in 2004, the defense for Daniel Pelosi, an electrician on trial for the killing of his girlfriend’s estranged husband, R. Theodore “Ted” Ammon, a wealthy investment banker, begins presenting its case in a Riverhead, New York, courtroom. Less than two weeks later, a jury found Pelosi ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/defense-presents-its-case-in-hamptons-murder-trial

[#] Thu Mar 04 2010 04:10:03 EST from rss

Subject: Sergey Kirov murdered

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Sergey Kirov, a leader of the Russian Revolution and a high-ranking member of the Politburo, is shot to death at his Leningrad office by Communist Party member Leonid Nikolayev, likely at the instigation of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Whatever Stalin’s precise role in the assassination of his ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sergey-kirov-murdered

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:30:06 EST from rss

Subject: Rosa Parks ignites bus boycott

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In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws. The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., followed Park’s historic act ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosa-parks-ignites-bus-boycot

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:29:31 EST from rss

Subject: Presidential election goes to the House

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As no presidential candidate had received a majority of the total electoral votes in the election of 1824, Congress decides to turn over the presidential election to the House of Representatives, as dictated by the 12th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In the November 1824 election, 131 ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/presidential-election-goes-to-the-house

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:03:18 EST from rss

Subject: Chunnel makes breakthrough

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Shortly after 11 a.m. on December 1, 1990, 132 feet below the English Channel, workers drill an opening the size of a car through a wall of rock. This was no ordinary hole–it connected the two ends of an underwater tunnel linking Great Britain with the European mainland for the first time in more ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chunnel-makes-breakthrough

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 07:40:24 EST from rss

Subject: Stettinius succeeds Hull as secretary of state

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On this day in 1944, Edward R. Stettinius Jr. becomes Franklin Roosevelt’s last secretary of state by filling the Cabinet spot left empty by the Cordell Hull. Cordell Hull had served as FDR’s secretary of state for 11 years and retired after Roosevelt’s unprecedented election to a fourth term as ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stettinius-succeeds-hull-as-secretary-of-state

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