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

Subject: Bush orders U.S. troops to Somalia

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President George H. Bush orders 28,000 U.S. troops to Somalia, a war-torn East African nation where rival warlords were preventing the distribution of humanitarian aid to thousands of starving Somalis. In a military mission he described as “God’s work,” Bush said that America must act to save more ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bush-orders-u-s-troops-to-somalia

[#] Wed Jan 27 2010 07:38:41 EST from rss

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“Dapper Dan” Hogan, a St. Paul, Minnesota saloonkeeper and mob boss, is killed on this day in 1928 when someone plants a car bomb under the floorboards of his new Paige coupe. Doctors worked all day to save him–according to the Morning Tribune, “racketeers, police characters, and business men” ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/irish-godfather-killed-by-car-bomb-in-st-paul

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:03:55 EST from rss

Subject: Hostage Terry Anderson freed in Lebanon

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On this day in 1991, Islamic militants in Lebanon release kidnapped American journalist Terry Anderson after 2,454 days in captivity. As chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, Anderson covered the long-running civil war in Lebanon (1975-1990). On March 16, 1985, he was kidnapped ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hostage-terry-anderson-freed-in-lebanon

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 07:40:04 EST from rss

Subject: Polish Christians come to the aid of Polish Jews

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On this day in Warsaw, a group of Polish Christians put their own lives at risk when they set up the Council for the Assistance of the Jews. The group was led by two women, Zofia Kossak and Wanda Filipowicz. Since the German invasion of Poland in 1939, the Jewish population had been either thrust ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/polish-christians-come-to-the-aid-of-polish-jews

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:58:59 EST from rss

Subject: Viet Cong attack Tan Son Nhut airport

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A Viet Cong unit penetrates the 13-mile defense perimeter around Saigon’s Tan Son Nhut airport and shells the field for over four hours. South Vietnamese and U.S. security guards finally drove off the attackers, killing 18 of them in the process. One U.S. RF-101 reconnaissance jet was badly ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/viet-cong-attack-tan-son-nhut-airport

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:57:22 EST from rss

Subject: Riverine force surrounds Viet Cong battalion

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Elements of the U.S. mobile riverine force and 400 South Vietnamese in armored personnel carriers engage communist forces in the Mekong Delta. During the battle, 235 of the 300-member Viet Cong battalion were killed. The mobile riverine force was an Army-Navy task force made up of the U.S. 9th ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/riverine-force-surrounds-viet-cong-battalion

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:38:24 EST from rss

Subject: NBA suspends Latrell Sprewell for attacking coach

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On December 4, 1997, the National Basketball Association (NBA) suspends Latrell Sprewell, three-time All Star point guard for the Golden State Warriors, for one year after he attacked Warriors’ coach P.J. Carlesimo. During practice on December 1, Sprewell had a verbal confrontation with Carlesimo ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nba-suspends-latrell-sprewell-for-attacking-coach

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:33:31 EST from rss

Subject: Washington bids farewell to his officers

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On this day in 1783, future President George Washington, then commanding general of the Continental Army, summons his military officers to Fraunces Tavern in New York City to inform them that he will be resigning his commission and returning to civilian life. Washington had led the army through six ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-bids-farewell-to-his-officers

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:17:44 EST from rss

Subject: Oliver Kelley organizes the Grange

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Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Grange, which became a powerful political force among western farmers. Though he grew up in Boston, Kelley decided in his early twenties that he wanted to become a farmer. In 1849, he booked passage on a steamboat for St. Paul, Minnesota. ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/oliver-kelley-organizes-the-grange

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:10:25 EST from rss

Subject: Somerset Maugham sails for Pago Pago

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On this day in 1916, W. Somerset Maugham departs on a voyage to Pago Pago. Characters he meets on the voyage, including a prostitute and a missionary, inspire the story “Miss Thompson,” which is published in his 1923 story collection, The Trebling of a Leaf. The story becomes the play Rain, which ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/somerset-maugham-sails-for-pago-pago

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

Subject: Warren Beatty writes, directs, stars in Oscar-winning Reds

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On this day in 1981, Reds, a movie about an American Communist and the Russian Revolution written by, directed and starring Warren Beatty–an actor who became a prominent Hollywood leading man in the 1960s with such movies as Bonnie and Clyde–premieres in U.S. theaters. Reds, based on a true story, ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/warren-beatty-writes-directs-stars-in-oscar-winning-reds

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:44:24 EST from rss

Subject: Smog kills thousands in England

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Heavy smog begins to hover over London, England, on this day in 1952. It persists for five days, leading to the deaths of at least 4,000 people. It was a Thursday afternoon when a high-pressure air mass stalled over the Thames River Valley. When cold air arrived suddenly from the west, the air over ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/smog-kills-thousands-in-england

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

Subject: Police kill two members of the Black Panther Party

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Black Panthers Fred Hampton, 21, and Mark Clark, 22, are gunned down by 14 police officers as they lie sleeping in their Chicago, Illinois, apartment. About a hundred bullets had been fired in what police described as a fierce gun battle with members of the Black Panther Party. However, ballistics ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/police-kill-two-members-of-the-black-panther-party

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:11:21 EST from rss

Subject: Engagement ends at Waynesboro

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On this day in 1864, eight days of cavalry clashes in Georgia come to an end when Union General Judson Kilpatrick and Confederate General Joseph Wheeler skirmish for a final time at Waynesboro. Although the Rebels inflicted more than three times as many casualties as the Yankees, the campaign was ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/engagement-ends-at-waynesboro

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:02:04 EST from rss

Subject: Senate approves U.S. participation in United Nations

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In an overwhelming vote of 65 to 7, the U.S. Senate approves full U.S. participation in the United Nations. The United Nations had officially came into existence on October 24, 1945, when its charter was ratified by China, France, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, the United States and a ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/senate-approves-u-s-participation-in-united-nations

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:30:37 EST from rss

Subject: Washington

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A force of Continental dragoons commanded by Colonel William Washington–General George Washington’s second cousin once removed–corners Loyalist Colonel Rowland Rugeley and his followers in Rugeley’s house and barn near Camden, South Carolina, on this day in 1780. After nearly a year of brutal ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washingtons-cousin-tricks-loyalists

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:35:16 EST from rss

Subject: Psychiatrist reports on the phenomenon of shell shock

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Well-known psychiatrist W.H. Rivers presents his report The Repression of War Experience, based on his work at Britain s Craiglockhart War Hospital for Neurasthenic Officers, to the Royal School of Medicine, on this day in 1917. Craiglockhart, near Edinburgh, was one of the most famous hospitals ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/psychiatrist-reports-on-the-phenomenon-of-shell-shock

[#] Tue Dec 04 2018 11:45:09 EST from rss

Subject: Hostage Terry Anderson freed in Lebanon

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On this day in 1991, Islamic militants in Lebanon release kidnapped American journalist Terry Anderson after 2,454 days in captivity. As chief Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, Anderson covered the long-running civil war in Lebanon (1975-1990). On March 16, 1985, he was kidnapped ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hostage-terry-anderson-freed-lebanon

[#] Tue Dec 04 2018 11:41:25 EST from rss

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“Dapper Dan” Hogan, a St. Paul, Minnesota saloonkeeper and mob boss, is killed on this day in 1928 when someone plants a car bomb under the floorboards of his new Paige coupe. Doctors worked all day to save him–according to the Morning Tribune, “racketeers, police characters, and business men” ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dapper-dan-hogan-irish-godfather-killed-minnesota

[#] Thu Mar 04 2010 04:27:21 EST from rss

Subject: Prohibition ends

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The 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and bringing an end to the era of national prohibition of alcohol in America. At 5:32 p.m. EST, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, achieving the requisite three-fourths majority of states’ ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/prohibition-ends

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