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[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:35:15 EST from rss

Subject: President Wilson learns of Zimmermann Telegram

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In a crucial step toward U.S. entry into World War I, President Woodrow Wilson learns of the so-called Zimmermann Telegram, a message from German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmermann to the German ambassador to Mexico proposing a Mexican-German alliance in the event of a war between the U.S. and ...

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:28:25 EST from rss

Subject: Corregidor

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On this day, an ammunition dump on the Philippine island of Corregidor is blown up by a remnant of the Japanese garrison, causing more American casualties on the eve of U.S. victory there. In May 1942, Corregidor, a small rock island at the mouth of Manila Bay, remained one of the last Allied ...

[#] Mon Aug 30 2010 12:43:42 EDT from rss

Subject: Shirley Temple receives $50,000 per film

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On this day in 1936, Shirley Temple receives a new contract from 20th Century Fox that will pay the seven-year-old star $50,000 per film. Temple was born in 1928 in Santa Monica, California, and started appearing in a series of short films spoofing current movies, called Baby Burlesks, at the age ...

[#] Wed Jul 21 2010 11:13:56 EDT from rss

Subject: Supreme Court defends women

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In Washington, D.C., the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, providing for female suffrage, is unanimously declared constitutional by the eight members of the U.S. Supreme Court. The 19th Amendment, which stated that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or ...

[#] Wed Feb 24 2010 09:20:35 EST from rss

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After watching it utterly dominate the musical landscape of the late 1970s, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences gave disco their stamp of approval, deciding to give a Grammy award for Best Disco Recording, just as the musical style was preparing to die. The first and final Grammy ...

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:28:24 EST from rss

Subject: Leaning Tower needs help

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On February 27, 1964, the Italian government announces that it is accepting suggestions on how to save the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa from collapse. The top of the 180-foot tower was hanging 17 feet south of the base, and studies showed that the tilt was increasing by a fraction every year. ...

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:24:58 EST from rss

Subject: Britain recognizes U.S. authority over Western Hemisphere

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Great Britain agrees to U.S. arbitration in a border dispute between Venezuela and British Guiana, defusing a dangerous U.S.-British diplomatic crisis. In 1841, gold was discovered in eastern British Guiana (now the independent nation of Guyana), intensifying a long-standing boundary dispute ...

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:24:06 EST from rss

Subject: AIM occupation of Wounded Knee begins

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On the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, some 200 Sioux Native Americans, led by members of the American Indian Movement (AIM), occupy Wounded Knee, the site of the infamous 1890 massacre of 300 Sioux by the U.S. Seventh Cavalry. The AIM members, some of them armed, took 11 residents of the ...

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:04:22 EST from rss

Subject: New Orleanians take to the streets for Mardi Gras

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On this day in 1827, a group of masked and costumed students dance through the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, marking the beginning of the city’s famous Mardi Gras celebrations. The celebration of Carnival–or the weeks between Twelfth Night on January 6 and Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 07:40:57 EST from rss

Subject: U.S. aircraft carrier Langley is sunk

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On this day, the U.S. Navy’s first aircraft carrier, the Langley, is sunk by Japanese warplanes (with a little help from U.S. destroyers), and all of its 32 aircraft are lost. The Langley was launched in 1912 as the naval collier (coal transport ship) Jupiter. After World War I, the Jupiter was ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:58:54 EST from rss

Subject: United States assails North Vietnamese

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The U.S. State Department releases a 14,000-word report entitled “Aggression from the North–The Record of North Vietnam’s Campaign to Conquer South Vietnam.” Citing “massive evidence,” including testimony of North Vietnamese soldiers who had defected or been captured in South Vietnam, the document ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:54:17 EST from rss

Subject: Diem survives coup attempt

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South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem survives another coup attempt when Republic of Vietnam Air Force pilots Lieutenants Pham Phu Quoc and Nguyen Van Cu try to kill him and his brother Ngo Dinh Nhu by bombing and strafing the presidential palace. Lieutenant Quoc was arrested after his ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:54:00 EST from rss

Subject: Communist offensive continues

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Communist forces shell 30 military installations and nine towns in South Vietnam, in what becomes known as the “Post-Tet Offensive.” U.S. sources in Saigon put American losses in this latest offensive at between 250 and 300, compared with enemy casualties totaling 5,300. South Vietnamese officials ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:39:20 EST from rss

Subject: U.S. Olympic hockey team beats Soviet Union

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On this day in 1960, the underdog U.S. Olympic hockey team defeats the Soviet Union in the semifinals at the Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California. The next day, the U.S. beats Czechoslovakia to win its first-ever Olympic gold medal in hockey. The 1960 U.S. team was led by Jack Riley, the head ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:32:36 EST from rss

Subject: Mathew Brady photographs presidential candidate Abraham Lincoln

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On this day in 1860, President Abraham Lincoln poses for the first of several portraits by noted Civil War-era photographer Mathew Brady. Days later, the photograph is published on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar with the caption, Hon. Abram [sic] Lincoln, of Illinois, Republican Candidate for ...

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

Subject: AIM takes Wounded Knee

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Angered over a long history of violated treaties, mistreatment, and discrimination, 200 members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) occupy the tiny hamlet of Wounded Knee, South Dakota. Former Sioux and Ojibwa convicts attempting to stop police harassment of Indians in the Minneapolis area ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:10:41 EST from rss

Subject: The Valley of Fear is published

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On this day in 1915, The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle is published in novel form. Sherlock Holmes had been a popular character since he first appeared in the story “A Study in Scarlet,” published in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887. The thin, highly strung detective with extraordinary ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:43:47 EST from rss

Subject: Mine explosion kills 74 in Montana

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On this day in 1943, an explosion at the Montana Coal and Iron Company mine kills 74 workers. It was the worst mining disaster in Montana’s history. The small communities of Washoe and Bearcreek, Montana, consisted almost entirely of mine workers and their families. Many of them worked Smith Mine ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:30:06 EST from rss

Subject: Video recreates the crime

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Artie Mitchell is shot to death by his brother Jim in his Corte Madera, California, house. When police responding to a 911 call by Artie’s girlfriend arrived at the house they found Jim wandering aimlessly outside carrying a rifle. Artie had been shot multiple times in the chest and head and was ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:02:05 EST from rss

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As the concluding act of President Richard Nixon’s historic visit to communist China, the president and Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai issue a joint statement summarizing their agreements (and disagreements) of the past week. The “Shanghai Communiqué” set into motion the slow process of the ...

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