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[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:57:40 EST from rss

Subject: South Vietnamese coup unsuccessful

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Dissident officers move several battalions of troops into Saigon on this day with the intention of ousting Gen. Nguyen Khanh from leadership. General Khanh escaped to Dalat with the aid of Air Vice Marshal Nguyen Cao Ky, commander of the South Vietnamese Air Force, who then threatened to bomb ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-coup-unsuccessful

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:53:55 EST from rss

Subject: Chicago Seven sentenced

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The Chicago Seven (formerly the Chicago Eight–one defendant, Bobby Seale, was being tried separately) are acquitted of riot conspiracy charges, but found guilty of inciting riot. The eight antiwar activists were charged with the responsibility for the violent demonstrations at the August 1968 ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chicago-seven-sentenced

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:38:37 EST from rss

Subject: Patrick Roy gets 300th win as NHL goalie

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On this day in 1996, Colorado Avalanche goaltender Patrick Roy earns his 300th win in the National Hockey League. Roy retired from hockey in 2003 with 551 career wins, a record that still stands. Patrick Roy, a native of Quebec City, Canada, was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1984. He played ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/patrick-roy-gets-300th-win-as-nhl-goalie

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:31:24 EST from rss

Subject: FDR orders Japanese Americans into internment camps

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On this day in 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, initiating a controversial World War II policy with lasting consequences for Japanese Americans. The document ordered the removal of resident enemy aliens from parts of the West vaguely identified as military areas. ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fdr-signs-executive-order-9066

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:17:52 EST from rss

Subject: Rescuers reach Donner Party

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The first rescuers from Sutter’s Fort reach the surviving remnants of the Donner emigrant party at their snowbound camp in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains. The events leading up to the Donner party tragedy began the summer before, when 89 emigrants from Springfield, Illinois, set out overland for ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rescuers-reach-donner-party

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 04:44:26 EST from rss

Subject: Thomas Alva Edison patents the phonograph

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The technology that made the modern music business possible came into existence in the New Jersey laboratory where Thomas Alva Edison created the first device to both record sound and play it back. He was awarded U.S. Patent No. 200,521 for his invention–the phonograph–on this day in 1878. Edison’s ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thomas-alva-edison-patents-the-phonograph

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:08:32 EST from rss

Subject: Amy Tan

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Novelist Amy Tan is born on this day in 1952 to Chinese immigrants who came to Oakland in 1949. Tan studied English at San Jose State and Berkeley. Although she planned an academic career, she grew bored with university life and turned to technical writing, business writing, and publishing. At age ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/amy-tans-birthday

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:55:48 EST from rss

Subject: Bob Hope marries Dolores Reade

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On this day in 1934, the legendary comic actor and entertainer Bob Hope marries Dolores Reade in Erie, Pennsylvania. Their marriage would last until Hope’s death 69 years later, making it by far one of Hollywood’s most enduring unions. Born Leslie Townes Hope in 1903 near London, Hope emigrated ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bob-hope-marries-dolores-reade

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:44:36 EST from rss

Subject: Tornadoes strike the Southeast

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On this day in 1884, an astonishing series of 37 tornadoes sweeps across the Southeast United States. The twisters, which came at a time in which there was no warning system in place to alert area residents, killed 167 people and injured another 1,000. The tornadoes began early in the afternoon in ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tornadoes-strike-the-southeast

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:27:37 EST from rss

Subject: Angry San Francisco vigilantes take the law into their own hands

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On this day in 1851, an angry mob in San Francisco’s business district”tries” two Australian suspects in the robbery and assault of C. J. Jansen. When the makeshift jury deadlocked, the suspects were returned to law enforcement officials. Jansen was working at his store at the corner of Montgomery ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/angry-san-francisco-vigilantes-take-the-law-into-their-own-hands

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:11:30 EST from rss

Subject: Francis Preston Blair, Jr., born

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On this day in 1821, Union General Francis Preston Blair Jr. is born in Lexington, Kentucky. The colorful Blair was instrumental in keeping Missouri part of the Union during the early stages of the Civil War. Blair’s father served as an advisor to several presidents. His namesake and youngest son ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/francis-preston-blair-jr-born

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:02:50 EST from rss

Subject: United States calls situation in El Salvador a communist plot

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The U.S. government releases a report detailing how the “insurgency in El Salvador has been progressively transformed into a textbook case of indirect armed aggression by communist powers.” The report was another step indicating that the new administration of Ronald Reagan was prepared to take ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-calls-situation-in-el-salvador-a-communist-plot

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:28:41 EST from rss

Subject: Congress overlooks Benedict Arnold for promotion

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On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress votes to promote Thomas Mifflin; Arthur St. Clair; William Alexander, Lord Stirling; Adam Stephen; and Benjamin Lincoln to the rank of major general. Although the promotions were intended in part to balance the number of generals from each state, ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/congress-overlooks-benedict-arnold-for-promotion

[#] Wed Oct 28 2009 12:25:43 EDT from rss

Subject: British navy bombards Dardanelles

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On this day in 1915, British and French battleships launch a massive attack on Turkish positions at Cape Helles and Kum Kaleh at the entrance to the Dardanelles, the narrow strait separating Europe from Asia in northwestern Turkey and the only waterway linking the Mediterranean Sea to the Black ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/british-navy-bombards-dardanelles

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:25:22 EST from rss

Subject: Chunnel plans announced

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Attempts to dig a channel tunnel between Britain and France date back to 1883, and Napoleon drew blueprints for a tunnel in 1802. Yet not until February 20, 1986, were France and Britain able to announce that a tunnel would soon become a reality. Trains, cars and buses would be able to speed ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chunnel-plans-announced

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:24:22 EST from rss

Subject: An American orbits earth

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From Cape Canaveral, Florida, John Hershel Glenn Jr. is successfully launched into space aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft on the first orbital flight by an American astronaut. Glenn, a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, was among the seven men chosen by the National Aeronautics and ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/an-american-orbits-earth

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:24:18 EST from rss

Subject: American colonists practice scalping

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In the American colonies, a posse of New Hampshire volunteers comes across a band of encamped Native Americans and takes 10 “scalps” in the first significant appropriation of this Native American practice by European colonists. The posse received a bounty of 100 pounds per scalp from the colonial ...

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[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:03:58 EST from rss

Subject: Ireland allows sale of contraceptives

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In a highly controversial vote on February 20, 1985, the Irish government defies the powerful Catholic Church and approves the sale of contraceptives. Up until 1979, Irish law prohibited the importation and sale of contraceptives. In a 1973 case, McGee v. The Attorney General, the Irish Supreme ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/ireland-allows-sale-of-contraceptives

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 07:40:03 EST from rss

Subject: Pilot O

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On this day, Lt. Edward O’Hare takes off from the aircraft carrier Lexington in a raid against the Japanese position at Rabaul-and minutes later becomes America’s first flying ace. In mid-February 1942, the Lexington sailed into the Coral Sea. Rabaul, a town at the very tip of New Britain, one of ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pilot-ohare-becomes-first-american-wwii-flying-ace

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:54:47 EST from rss

Subject: Hearings begin on American policy in Vietnam

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The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee begins hearings to investigate American policy in Vietnam. This was a direct result of the Tet Offensive, in which Viet Cong forces, supported by large numbers of North Vietnamese troops, launched the largest and best-coordinated offensive of the war. ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hearings-begin-on-american-policy-in-vietnam

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