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[#] Wed Oct 28 2009 12:25:41 EDT from rss

Subject: British and German navies battle at the Dogger Bank

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German naval forces under Admiral Franz von Hipper, encouraged by the success of a surprise attack on the British coastal towns of Hartlepool and Scarborough the previous month, set off toward Britain once again, only to be intercepted by a squadron of British cruisers led by Vice-Admiral Sir David ...

[#] Thu Oct 22 2009 11:29:55 EDT from rss

Subject: Boy Scouts movement begins

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On January 24, 1908, the Boy Scouts movement begins in England with the publication of the first installment of Robert Baden-Powell’s Scouting for Boys. The name Baden-Powell was already well known to many English boys, and thousands of them eagerly bought up the handbook. By the end of April, the ...

[#] Wed Jul 21 2010 11:48:44 EDT from rss

Subject: First Winter Olympics

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On January 25, 1924, the first Winter Olympics take off in style at Chamonix in the French Alps. Spectators were thrilled by the ski jump and bobsled as well as 12 other events involving a total of six sports. The “International Winter Sports Week,” as it was known, was a great success, and in 1928 ...

[#] Wed Jul 21 2010 11:37:39 EDT from rss

Subject: Mao

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Jiang Qing, the widow of Chinese leader Mao Zedong, is sentenced to death for her “counter-revolutionary crimes” during the Cultural Revolution. Originally an actress in Communist theater and film, her marriage to Mao in 1939 was widely criticized, as his second wife, Ho Zizhen, was a celebrated ...

[#] Wed Jul 21 2010 11:32:31 EDT from rss

Subject: Near launching of Russian nukes

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Russia’s early-warning defense radar detects an unexpected missile launch near Norway, and Russian military command estimates the missile to be only minutes from impact on Moscow. Moments later, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, his defense minister, and his chief of staff were informed of the ...

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:28:38 EST from rss

Subject: Manson and followers convicted

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In Los Angeles, California, cult leader Charles Manson is convicted, along with followers Susan Atkins, Leslie Van Houten, and Patricia Krenwinkle, of the brutal 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others. In 1967, Manson, a lifetime criminal, was released from a federal penitentiary in ...

[#] Wed Jan 27 2010 07:38:42 EST from rss

Subject: Italian auto baron Gianni Agnelli dies

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On this day in 2003, Giovanni “Gianni” Agnelli, the glamorous, powerful Italian business tycoon who turned Fiat, his family’s car company, into an international conglomerate, dies at the age of 81. Agnelli was born on March 12, 1921, in Turin, Italy, and named for his grandfather, who founded ...

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:05:14 EST from rss

Subject: World

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On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine’s superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the “Cullinan,” it was the largest diamond ever found. Frederick Wells was 18 feet below the earth’s ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 07:40:26 EST from rss

Subject: Thailand declares war on the United States and England

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On this day, Thailand, a Japanese puppet state, declares war on the Allies. When war broke out in Europe in September 1939, Thailand declared its neutrality, much to the distress of France and England. Both European nations had colonies surrounding Thailand and hoped Thailand would support the ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:56:21 EST from rss

Subject: Nixon reveals information about secret negotiations

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President Richard Nixon, in response to criticism that his administration has not made its best efforts to end the war, reveals that his National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger has held 12 secret peace negotiating sessions between August 4, 1969, and August 16, 1971. The negotiations took place ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:54:33 EST from rss

Subject: First plenary session of the formal Paris Peace talks is held

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The first fully attended meeting of the formal Paris peace talks is held. Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge, the chief negotiator for the United States, urged an immediate restoration of a genuine DMZ as the first “practical move toward peace.” Lodge also suggested a mutual withdrawal of “external” ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:37:27 EST from rss

Subject: First Winter Olympics begin in Chamonix, France

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On January 25, 1924, the first Winter Olympics kick off in the Alpine village of Chamonix, France. Originally conceived as “International Winter Sports Week,” the Chamonix games were held in association with the 1924 Summer Olympics, held in Paris, and boasted 258 athletes (247 men and 11 women) ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:32:23 EST from rss

Subject: Kennedy holds first live television news conference

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On this day in 1961, President John F. Kennedy becomes the first U.S. president to hold a live televised news conference. From a podium in the State Department auditorium, Kennedy read a prepared statement regarding the famine in the Congo, the release of two American aviators from Russian custody ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:17:47 EST from rss

Subject: Pat Garrett leaves Louisiana

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Pat Garrett, both celebrated and despised as the man who killed Billy the Kid, abandons a life of luxury in Louisiana and heads west. Born into a wealthy southern farming family in 1850, Patrick Floyd Garrett grew up in a world of privilege on a large Louisiana plantation. When his parents died ...

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

Subject: Paul McCartney is released from a Tokyo jail and deported from Japan

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Paul McCartney’s arrival at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport on January 16, 1980, marked his first visit to Japan since the Beatles tour of 1966. The occasion was a planned 11-city concert tour by his band Wings. Instead, Paul’s visit was limited to a nine-day stint in the Tokyo Narcotics ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:10:19 EST from rss

Subject: Robert Burns

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Scottish poet Robert Burns is born on this day in 1759. The day is still celebrated by Burns fans across the English-speaking world, with high-spirited “Robert Burns Night” feasts, featuring haggis and other Scottish delicacies, as well as enthusiastic drinking, toasting, and speechmaking. Burns, ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:56:52 EST from rss

Subject: Inaugural Emmy awards ceremony

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Hollywood’s first television academy had been founded three years earlier by Sid Cassyd, a former film editor for Frank Capra who later worked as a grip at Paramount Studios and an entertainment journalist. At a time when only about 50,000 American households had TV sets, Cassyd saw the need for an ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:43:36 EST from rss

Subject: Israeli sub vanishes

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The Israeli submarine Dakar, carrying 69 sailors, disappears on this day in 1968 and is never seen again. The exact fate of this vessel remains a mystery to this day. The Dakar was built at the height of World War II by H.M. Dockyard in Great Britain and commissioned as the HMS Totem by the British ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:27:59 EST from rss

Subject: BTK killer sends message

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On January 25, 2005, a Wichita, Kansas, television station receives a postcard from the BTK killer that leads police to discover a Post Toasties cereal box that had been altered to contain the letters BTK. This communication was one in a long line sent by the serial killer who terrorized Wichita ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:10:55 EST from rss

Subject: Burnside relieved of command

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On this day in 1863,Union General Ambrose Burnside is removed as commander of the Army of the Potomac after serving in the role for two months. Burnside assumed command of the army after President Abraham Lincoln removed General George B. McClellan from command in November 1862. Lincoln had a ...

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