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

Subject: Coors brewery heir is kidnapped

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Adolph Coors disappears while driving to work from his Morrison, Colorado, home. The grandson of the Coors’ founder and chairman of the Golden, Colorado, brewery was kidnapped and held for ransom before being shot to death. Surrounding evidence launched one of the FBI’s largest manhunts: the search ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:11:35 EST from rss

Subject: George Custer married

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On this day in 1864, Union General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Bacon in Monroe, Michigan, while the young cavalry officer is on leave. “Libbie,” as she was known to her family, was a tireless defender of her husband’s reputation after his death at the Battle of the Little Big Horn in ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:01:32 EST from rss

Subject: McCarthy says communists are in State Department

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During a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, Senator Joseph McCarthy (Republican-Wisconsin) claims that he has a list with the names of over 200 members of the Department of State that are “known communists.” The speech vaulted McCarthy to national prominence and sparked a nationwide hysteria about ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:44:11 EST from rss

Subject: Auto pioneer Wilhelm Maybach born

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Automotive industry pioneer Wilhelm Maybach, who founded the luxury car brand bearing his name, is born on February 9, 1846, in Heilbronn, Germany. In 1885, Maybach and his mentor, the German engineer Gottlieb Daimler (1834-1900), developed a new high-speed, four-stroke internal combustion engine. ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:29:07 EST from rss

Subject: Future New Jersey governor is promoted

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Future New Jersey Governor Joseph Bloomfield becomes captain of the third New Jersey Regiment of Foot in the Continental Army on this day in 1776. Bloomfield was born in 1753 in Woodbridge, New Jersey; he was the son of a physician, Moses Bloomfield. He was educated in Deerfield, New Jersey, at ...

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:35:43 EST from rss

Subject: Ukraine signs peace treaty with Central Powers

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The first peace treaty of World War I is signed when the newly declared independent state of Ukraine officially comes to terms with the Central Powers at 2 a.m. in Berlin, Germany, on this day in 1918. In the treaty, the Central Powers, which included the governments of Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria, ...

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:28:27 EST from rss

Subject: Daylight saving time instituted

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On this day, Congress pushes ahead standard time for the United States by one hour in each time zone, imposing daylight saving time–called at the time “war time.” Daylight saving time, suggested by President Roosevelt, was imposed to conserve fuel, and could be traced back to World War I, when ...

[#] Mon Jul 14 2014 07:21:26 EDT from rss

Subject: Iconic child star Shirley Temple dies at 85

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On this day in 2014, Shirley Temple Black, who as a child in the 1930s became one of Hollywood’s most successful stars, dies at her Woodside, California, home at age 85. The plucky, curly-haired performer sang, danced and acted in dozens of films by the time she was a teen; as an adult, she gave up ...

[#] Thu Apr 28 2011 11:51:23 EDT from rss

Subject: Laura Ingalls Wilder, chronicler of American frontier life, dies

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On this day in 1957, Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the best-selling “Little House” series of children’s novels based on her childhood on the American frontier, dies at age 90 in Mansfield, Missouri. Laura Elizabeth Ingalls was born in a log cabin near Pepin, Wisconsin, on February 7, 1867, the ...

[#] Tue Mar 02 2010 11:01:15 EST from rss

Subject: The French and Indian War ends

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The Seven Years’ War, a global conflict known in America as the French and Indian War, ends with the signing of the Treaty of Paris by France, Great Britain, and Spain. In the early 1750s, France’s expansion into the Ohio River valley repeatedly brought the country into armed conflict with the ...

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:30:35 EST from rss

Subject: Spies swapped

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On February 10, 1962, American spy pilot Francis Gary Powers is released by the Soviets in exchange for Soviet Colonel Rudolf Abel, a senior KGB spy who was caught in the United States five years earlier. The two men were brought to separate sides of the Glienicker Bridge, which connects East and ...

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:25:05 EST from rss

Subject: Brown elected chairman of the Democratic Party

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Ronald H. Brown, a former Supreme Court lawyer and leader of the National Urban League, is elected chairman of the Democratic Party National Committee. He was the first African American to hold the top position in a major political party in the United States. Brown, born in Washington, D.C., in ...

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:04:05 EST from rss

Subject: Kasparov loses chess game to computer

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On this day in 1996, after three hours, world chess champion Garry Kasparov loses the first game of a six-game match against Deep Blue, an IBM computer capable of evaluating 200 million moves per second.  Man was ultimately victorious over machine, however, as Kasparov bested Deep Blue in the ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:59:00 EST from rss

Subject: Viet Cong blow up U.S. barracks

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Viet Cong guerrillas blow up the U.S. barracks at Qui Nhon, 75 miles east of Pleiku on the central coast, with a 100-pound explosive charge under the building. A total of 23 U.S. personnel were killed, as well as two Viet Cong. In response to the attack, President Lyndon B. Johnson ordered a ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:55:13 EST from rss

Subject: Journalists killed in helicopter crash

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Four journalists, including photographer Larry Burrows of Life magazine, Kent Potter of United Press International, Nenri Huett of the Associated Press, and Keisaburo Shimamoto of Newsweek, die in a South Vietnamese helicopter operating in Laos. The journalists had been covering Operation Lam Son ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:37:14 EST from rss

Subject: Deep Blue beats Kasparov at chess

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In the first game of a six-game match, an IBM computer dubbed “Deep Blue” becomes the first machine to beat a reigning world chess champion, Garry Kasparov. Despite this initial upset victory, man ultimately triumphed over machine as Kasparov goes went on to win the match, 4-2. Garry Kasparov, ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:31:55 EST from rss

Subject: Herbert Hoover marries Lou Henry

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On this day in 1899, future President Herbert Hoover marries his fellow Stanford University geology student and sweetheart Lou Henry in Monterey, California. After their nuptials, the newlyweds departed on a honeymoon cruise to China, where Hoover had accepted a position as mining consultant to ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:17:40 EST from rss

Subject: Mormons begin exodus to Utah

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Their leader assassinated and their homes under attack, the Mormons of Nauvoo, Illinois, begin a long westward migration that eventually brings them to the valley of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. The members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had been persecuted for their beliefs ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:11:04 EST from rss

Subject: Ziggy Stardust makes his earthly debut

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It was one of those events that virtually nobody witnessed, yet almost but many wish they had: the concert at London’s Toby Jug pub on February 10, 1972, when the relatively minor rocker named David Bowie became the spaceman Ziggy Stardust. While it might be said of many such historic moments—like ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:56:23 EST from rss

Subject: Final episode of Arrested Development airs on Fox

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Celebrated by critics and beloved by its relatively small but devout fan base, the Fox television series Arrested Development airs its last episode on this day in 2006. Arrested Development, created by Mitchell Hurwitz, premiered in November 2003. It was almost universally acclaimed by critics, who ...

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