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[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:02:54 EST from rss

Subject: Aircraft squadron lost in the Bermuda Triangle

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At 2:10 p.m., five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo-bombers comprising Flight 19 take off from the Ft. Lauderdale Naval Air Station in Florida on a routine three-hour training mission. Flight 19 was scheduled to take them due east for 120 miles, north for 73 miles, and then back over a final 120-mile leg ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/aircraft-squadron-lost-in-the-bermuda-triangle

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:56:27 EST from rss

Subject: North Vietnam announces it will not be intimidated by U.S. bombing

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A North Vietnamese newspaper declares that the country will not be intimidated by U.S. bombing threats. Earlier in the week, U.S. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird had warned that the U.S. would initiate new bombing raids on North Vietnam if the communists continued to fire on unarmed ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/north-vietnam-announces-it-will-not-be-intimidated-by-u-s-bombing

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:53:30 EST from rss

Subject: Army Captain awarded first Medal of Honor for action in Vietnam

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The first Medal of Honor awarded to a U.S. serviceman for action in Vietnam is presented to Capt. Roger Donlon of Saugerties, New York, for his heroic action earlier in the year. Captain Donlon and his Special Forces team were manning Camp Nam Dong, a mountain outpost near the borders of Laos and ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/army-captain-awarded-first-medal-of-honor-for-action-in-vietnam

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:38:56 EST from rss

Subject: Roone Arledge dies

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On December 5, 2002, the legendary television producer and executive Roone Arledge dies in New York City, at the age of 71. Born in Forest Hills, Queens, Arledge won his first producing job from New York’s Channel 4, where he worked behind the scenes on a puppet show starring Shari Lewis. After ...

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[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:33:30 EST from rss

Subject: Van Buren is born

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On this day in 1782, Martin Van Buren, America’s 8th president, is born in Kinderhook, New York, to Dutch parents. He left grammar school with his sights set on studying law and pursuing a career in politics. Van Buren married one of his Dutch cousins, Hannah Hoes, in 1807. The couple, who spoke ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/van-buren-is-born

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:17:53 EST from rss

Subject: Rodeo star Bill Pickett born in Texas

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On this day, the great steer wrestling rodeo star Bill Pickett is born near Austin, Texas. The son of black and Indian parents, Pickett learned his roping and riding skills working as a cowboy on a Texas ranch. He attracted the attention of the Miller brothers, who ran the 101 Ranch Wild West Show, ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rodeo-star-bill-pickett-born-in-texas

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 04:43:39 EST from rss

Subject: O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack released

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Released on this day in 2000, several weeks ahead of the film itself, the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack would catch on slowly, but it would eventually sell upwards of 7 million copies while winning a broad new audience for contemporary artists performing a style of American ...

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[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:10:26 EST from rss

Subject: Steinbeck

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On this day, John Steinbeck’s nonfiction book The Sea of Cortez is published. The book reflects Steinbeck’s serious study of marine biology. He also uses his knowledge of the sea and its creatures in creating Doc, the marine biologist character in Cannery Row (1945). Steinbeck was born and raised ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/steinbecks-sea-of-cortez-is-published

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:56:17 EST from rss

Subject: Eddie Murphy stars in Beverly Hills Cop

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Eddie Murphy stars as the wisecracking Detective Axel Foley in the action-comedy Beverly Hills Cop, released in theaters on this day in 1984. The movie marked the first major starring role for Murphy, who went on to become one of the top-grossing actors in Hollywood. Murphy was born on April 3, ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eddie-murphy-stars-in-beverly-hills-cop

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:43:26 EST from rss

Subject: Hundreds die in Brooklyn theater fire

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A fire at the Brooklyn Theater in New York kills nearly 300 people and injures hundreds more on this day in 1876. Some victims perished from a combination of burns and smoke inhalation; others were trampled to death in the general panic that ensued. The play The Two Orphans starring Harry S. ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hundreds-die-in-brooklyn-theater-fire

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:29:37 EST from rss

Subject: The Boston Belfry Murderer kills his first victim

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Bridget Landregan is found beaten and strangled to death in the Boston suburb of Dorchester. According to witnesses, a man in black clothes and a flowing cape attempted to sexually assault the dead girl before running away. In 1874, a man fitting the same description clubbed another young girl, ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-boston-belfry-murderer-kills-his-first-victim

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:02:41 EST from rss

Subject: USSR and Afghanistan sign

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In an effort to prop up an unpopular pro-Soviet regime in Afghanistan, the Soviet Union signs a “friendship treaty” with the Afghan government agreeing to provide economic and military assistance. The treaty moved the Russians another step closer to their disastrous involvement in the Afghan civil ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ussr-and-afghanistan-sign-friendship-treaty

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:46:24 EST from rss

Subject: George Custer born

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On this day in 1839, Union General George Armstrong Custer is born in Harrison County, Ohio. Although he is best known for his demise at the hands of the Lakota and Cheyenne Indians at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, Montana,in 1876, Custer built a reputation as a dashing and effective cavalry ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/george-custer-born

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:45:37 EST from rss

Subject: Last segment of the Dan Ryan Expressway opens in Chicago

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On this day, highway administrators pile into a car and take a ceremonial drive through a paper ribbon at the entrance to the final segment, known as the West Leg, of the infamous Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. (Most of the Dan Ryan proper had opened in 1961; construction on the West Leg, or ...

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[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:30:01 EST from rss

Subject: Phi Beta Kappa is founded while army flounders

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On this day in Williamsburg, Virginia, a group of five students at the College of William and Mary gather at Raleigh’s Tavern to found a new fraternity, Phi Beta Kappa. Intended to follow strictly American principles as opposed to those of England or Germany, the new society engaged in the fervent ...

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[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:35:24 EST from rss

Subject: Siege of British-occupied Kut, Mesopotamia begins

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On this day in 1915, Turkish and German forces launch an attack on the British-occupied town of Kut al-Amara on the Tigris River in Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. Under the command of Sir John Nixon, British troops had enjoyed early success in their invasion of Mesopotamia. Forces led by Nixon s ...

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[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:28:03 EST from rss

Subject: American carrier Lexington heads to Midway

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On this day, the Lexington, one of the two largest aircraft carriers employed by the United States during World War II, makes its way across the Pacific in order to carry a squadron of dive bombers to defend Midway Island from an anticipated Japanese attack. Negotiations between the United States ...

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[#] Wed Dec 05 2018 10:56:18 EST from rss

Subject: Nelson Mandela Passes Away at 95

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On December 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the former activist who overcame a nearly three-decade prison stint to become president of South Africa, passed away after years of struggling with health issues. He was 95. "Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father," South African ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nelson-mandela-death-2013

[#] Tue Jul 20 2010 12:53:54 EDT from rss

Subject: The Monongah coal mine disaster

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In West Virginia’s Marion County, an explosion in a network of mines owned by the Fairmont Coal Company in Monongah kills 361 coal miners. It was the worst mining disaster in American history. In 1883, the creation of the Norfolk and Western Railway opened a gateway to the untapped coalfields of ...

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[#] Tue Jul 20 2010 12:53:49 EDT from rss

Subject: The Great Halifax Explosion

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At 9:05 a.m., in the harbor of Halifax in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, the most devastating manmade explosion in the pre-atomic age occurs when the Mont Blanc, a French munitions ship, explodes 20 minutes after colliding with another vessel. As World War I raged in Europe, the port city of ...

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