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[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:17:49 EST from rss

Subject: Prince Wurttemberg explores the West

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Embarking on the second of three wide-ranging exploratory journeys in the West, Prince Paul Wilhelm of Wurttemberg leaves St. Louis and heads up the Missouri River. Born near Stuttgart in southwestern Germany in 1797, Prince Paul (later the Duke) of Wurttemberg was the son of King Friedrich I. As ...

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[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 04:42:37 EST from rss

Subject: Chuck Berry is arrested on Mann Act charges in St. Louis, Missouri

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On December 23, 1959, Chuck Berry is arrested in St. Louis, Missouri, on charges relating to his transportation of a 14-year-old girl across state lines for allegedly “immoral purposes.” “Never saw a man so changed,” is how the great Carl Perkins described the experience of touring England in 1964 ...

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

Subject: French magazine rejects Remembrance of Things Past

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On this day in 1912, the Parisian literary review, Nouvelle Revue Francaise, rejects an excerpt from Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust. When complete, the seven-volume novel will profoundly influence the development of the modern novel. Marcel Proust was the first of two sons born to a ...

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[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:56:44 EST from rss

Subject: Hanks stars in first major Hollywood movie about AIDS

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On this day in 1993, Philadelphia, starring the actor Tom Hanks in the first major Hollywood movie to focus on the subject of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), opens in theaters. In the film, Hanks played Andrew Beckett, a gay attorney who is unjustly fired from his job because he suffers ...

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[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:42:47 EST from rss

Subject: Earthquake rocks Managua

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On this day in 1972, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake in Managua, Nicaragua, kills more than 10,000 people and leaves 250,000 homeless. The quake hit in the middle of the night and immediately destroyed nearly 75 percent of Managua. All electricity, gas, water, sewage and telephone lines were brought ...

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[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:28:01 EST from rss

Subject: Bernhard Goetz goes on the lam

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Bernhard Goetz, who shot four young black men on a subway car the previous day, flees New York City and heads for New Hampshire after becoming the central figure in a media firestorm. On the afternoon of December 22, Troy Canty, Barry Allen, Darrell Cabey, and James Ramseur reportedly approached ...

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[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:00:40 EST from rss

Subject: Crew of USS Pueblo released by North Korea

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The crew and captain of the U.S. intelligence gathering ship Pueblo are released after 11 months imprisonment by the government of North Korea. The ship, and its 83-man crew, was seized by North Korean warships on January 23 and charged with intruding into North Korean waters. The seizure ...

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[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:46:08 EST from rss

Subject: Davis declares Butler a felon

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On this day in 1862, Confederate President Jefferson Davis declares Union General Benjamin Butler a felon and insists that he beexecuted if captured. Butler had earned few friends in New Orleans; indeed, his treatment of the city’s residents outraged most Southerners. The Union captured New Orleans ...

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[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:45:59 EST from rss

Subject: Road contamination prompts evacuation of town

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On this day in 1982, the Missouri Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) inform residents of Times Beach, Missouri that their town was contaminated when the chemical dioxin was sprayed on its unpaved roads, and that the town will have to be evacuated and demolished. ...

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[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:29:09 EST from rss

Subject: George Washington resigns as commander in chief

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On this day in 1783, following the signing of the Treaty of Paris, General George Washington resigns as commander in chief of the Continental Army and retires to his home at Mount Vernon, Virginia. Washington addressed the assembled Congress: “Happy in the confirmation of our independence and ...

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[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:35:44 EST from rss

Subject: Vera Brittain loses fiance at Western Front

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Roland Leighton, the fiance of Vera Brittain, a nurse in the British Red Cross who will become a famous author and feminist after the war, dies of wounds sustained in battle at the Western Front in France. Brittain, born in 1893, grew up as part of a prosperous family in the north of England. In ...

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[#] Mon May 09 2011 08:07:58 EDT from rss

Subject: Stephenie Meyer, best-selling author of vampire novels, is born

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On this day in 1973, Stephenie Meyer, author of the “Twilight” novels, a vampire romance series for young adults that became a literary phenomenon, is born in Hartford, Connecticut. Meyer, born Stephenie Morgan, was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, the second of six siblings. She married at 21 and ...

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[#] Thu Apr 01 2010 08:13:56 EDT from rss

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Fans of the subgenre typified by bands like Warrant, Winger and Great White tended to refer to it as “glam metal,” while detractors preferred the more derisive “hair metal.” But whatever you wanted to call it, the scene that bands like Mötley Crüe gave birth to in the early 1980s, and bands like ...

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[#] Thu Mar 04 2010 04:26:57 EST from rss

Subject: KKK founded

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In Pulaski, Tennessee, a group of Confederate veterans convenes to form a secret society that they christen the “Ku Klux Klan.” The KKK rapidly grew from a secret social fraternity to a paramilitary force bent on reversing the federal government’s progressive Reconstruction Era-activities in the ...

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[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:31:47 EST from rss

Subject: War of 1812 ends

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The Treaty of Peace and Amity between His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America is signed by British and American representatives at Ghent, Belgium, ending the War of 1812. By terms of the treaty, all conquered territory was to be returned, and commissions were planned to settle the ...

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[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:26:04 EST from rss

Subject: Fire ravages Library of Congress

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A devastating fire at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., destroys about two-thirds of its 55,000 volumes, including most of Thomas Jefferson’s personal library, sold to the institution in 1815. The Library of Congress was established in 1800, when President John Adams approved legislation ...

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

Subject: Soviet tanks roll into Afghanistan

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On December 24, 1979, the Soviet Union invades Afghanistan, under the pretext of upholding the Soviet-Afghan Friendship Treaty of 1978. As midnight approached, the Soviets organized a massive military airlift into Kabul, involving an estimated 280 transport aircraft and three divisions of almost ...

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[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 07:38:42 EST from rss

Subject: French Admiral Jean Darlan is assassinated

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On this day, a pro-Free French assassin in Algeria kills Jean Francois Darlan, French admiral and collaborator in the Vichy government. He was 61. Born on August 7, 1881, in Nerac, France, Darlan graduated from the French naval academy in 1902, and advanced quickly through the ranks, reaching the ...

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[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:59:01 EST from rss

Subject: Viet Cong bomb Brinks Hotel

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Two Viet Cong agents disguised as South Vietnamese soldiers leave a car filled with explosives parked at the Brinks Hotel in Saigon. The hotel was housing U.S. officers. Two Americans were killed in the blast and 65 Americans and Vietnamese were injured. Ambassador Maxwell Taylor, Gen. William ...

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[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:53:40 EST from rss

Subject: Bob Hope gives his last show in Vietnam

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Comedian Bob Hope gives what he says is his last Christmas show to U.S. servicemen in Saigon. Hope was a comedian and star of stage, radio, television, and over 50 feature films. Hope was one of many Hollywood stars who followed the tradition of travelling overseas to entertain American troops ...

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