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[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:58:50 EST from rss

Subject: U.S. troops massacre South Vietnamese

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In what would become the most publicized war atrocity committed by U.S. troops in Vietnam, a platoon slaughters between 200 and 500 unarmed villagers at My Lai 4, a cluster of hamlets in the coastal lowlands of the northernmost region of South Vietnam. My Lai 4 was situated in a heavily mined ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/u-s-troops-massacre-south-vietnamese

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:57:43 EST from rss

Subject: South Vietnamese flee Pleiku and Kontum

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The withdrawal from Pleiku and Kontum begins, as thousands of civilians join the soldiers streaming down Route 7B toward the sea. In late January 1975, just two years after the cease-fire established by the Paris Peace Accords, the North Vietnamese launched Campaign 275. The objective of this ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-flee-pleiku-and-kontum

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:36:50 EST from rss

Subject: Baseball owners give Veeck cold shoulder

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On March 16, 1953, baseball’s owners refuse to allow Bill Veeck to move his struggling St. Louis Browns to Baltimore, which forces Veeck to sell the team. Veeck was the clown prince among baseball owners, prone to boneheaded stunts as well as inspired pranks, all aimed at bringing people to the ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/baseball-owners-give-veeck-cold-shoulder

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:32:07 EST from rss

Subject: James Madison is born

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Future President James Madison is born on this day in 1751 in Port Conway, Virginia. Madison, one of the key drafters of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, became America’s fourth president in 1809. He is considered the Father of the Constitution, though he humbly referred to its ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/james-madison-is-born

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:17:25 EST from rss

Subject: Judge Roy Bean dies

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Roy Bean, the self-proclaimed “law west of the Pecos,” dies in Langtry, Texas. A saloonkeeper and adventurer, Bean’s claim to fame rested on the often humorous and sometimes-bizarre rulings he meted out as a justice of the peace in western Texas during the late 19th century. By then, Bean was in ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/judge-roy-bean-dies

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 04:43:34 EST from rss

Subject: Motown soul singer Tammi Terrell dies

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Over a span of just 12 months beginning in April 1967, the duo of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell enjoyed a string of four straight hits with some of the greatest love songs ever recorded at Motown Records. Sadly, only the first two of those four hits were released while Tammi Terrell was still well ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/motown-soul-singer-tammi-terrell-dies

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:19:18 EST from rss

Subject: The Scarlet Letter is published

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Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story of adultery and betrayal in colonial America, The Scarlet Letter, is published. Hawthorne was born in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1804. Although the infamous Salem witch trials had taken place more than 100 years earlier, the events still hung over the town and made a ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-scarlet-letter-is-published

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:57:42 EST from rss

Subject: Robert Blake acquitted of wife

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On this day in 2005, after a three-month-long criminal trial in Los Angeles Superior Court, a jury acquits Robert Blake, star of the 1970s television detective show Baretta, of the murder of his 44-year-old wife, Bonny Lee Bakley. Blake, who was born Mickey Gubitosi in 1933 in New Jersey, made his ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/robert-blake-acquitted-of-wifes-murder

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:44:29 EST from rss

Subject: Supertanker wrecks off French coast

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One of the world’s worst supertanker disasters takes places when the Amoco Cadiz wrecks off the coast of Portsall, France, on this day in 1978. Although the 68 million gallons of oil that spilled from the Cadiz has since been exceeded by other spills, this remains the largest shipwreck in history. ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/supertanker-wrecks-off-french-coast

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:27:56 EST from rss

Subject: A virtuous woman turns murderous

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Francisco “Chico” Forster is shot to death on downtown Los Angeles street by his jilted lover, eighteen-year old Lastania Abarta. The forty-year old Forster was the son of wealthy Los Angeles land developer and considered one of the city’s most eligible bachelors despite his reputation for ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-virtuous-woman-turns-murderous

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:01:54 EST from rss

Subject: Reagan orders troops into Honduras

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As part of his continuing effort to put pressure on the leftist Sandinista government in Nicaragua, President Ronald Reagan orders over 3,000 U.S. troops to Honduras, claiming that Nicaraguan soldiers had crossed its borders. As with so many of the other actions taken against Nicaragua during the ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/reagan-orders-troops-into-honduras

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:45:14 EST from rss

Subject: Battle of Averasboro, North Carolina

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On this day in 1865, the mighty army of Union General William T. Sherman encounters its most significant resistance as it tears through the Carolinas on its way to join General Ulysses Grant’s army at Petersburg, Virginia. Confederate General William Hardee tried to block one wing of Sherman’s ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-averasboro-north-carolina

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:44:35 EST from rss

Subject: Craven edges out Busch in closest NASCAR finish

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On this day in 2003, race car driver Ricky Craven wins the Darlington 500, crossing the finish line .002 seconds ahead of Kurt Busch for one of the closest recorded finishes in National Association for Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) history. In May 2009, more than 5,000 racing fans voted Craven’s ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/craven-edges-out-busch-in-closest-nascar-finish

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:28:58 EST from rss

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On this day in 1751, James Madison, drafter of the Constitution, recorder of the Constitutional Convention, author of the Federalist Papers and fourth president of the United States, is born on a plantation in Virginia. Madison first distinguished himself as a student at the College of New Jersey ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/father-of-the-constitution-is-born

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:34:43 EST from rss

Subject: German Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz resigns

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On this day in 1916, Admiral Alfred von Tirpitz, the man largely responsible for the buildup of the German navy in the years before World War I and the aggressive naval strategy pursued by Germany during the first two years of the war, tenders his resignation to Kaiser Wilhelm II, who—somewhat to ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-admiral-alfred-von-tirpitz-resigns

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:34:01 EST from rss

Subject: Fighting on Iwo Jima ends

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On this day, the west Pacific volcanic island of Iwo Jima is declared secured by the U.S. military after months of fiercely fighting its Japanese defenders. The Americans began applying pressure to the Japanese defense of Iwo Jima in February 1944, when B-24 and B-25 bombers raided the island for ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fighting-on-iwo-jima-ends

[#] Fri Mar 15 2019 11:28:17 EDT from rss

Subject: Golda Meir elected as Israel's first female prime minster

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On this day in 1969, 70-year-old Golda Meir makes history when she is elected as Israel’s first female prime minister. She was the country’s fourth prime minister and is still the only woman to have held this post. Meir, who was born in Kiev, Ukraine and raised in Wisconsin, began her career as a ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/golda-meir-elected-israel

[#] Fri Mar 25 2011 11:18:03 EDT from rss

Subject: Clark pleads guilty in Yale grad student slaying

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On this day in 2011, 26-year-old Raymond Clark III, a former animal research assistant at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, pleads guilty to the murder and attempted sexual assault of 24-year-old Yale graduate student Annie Le. On September 13, 2009, Le’s partially decomposed body was ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/clark-pleads-guilty-in-yale-grad-student-slaying

[#] Mon Aug 30 2010 12:43:34 EDT from rss

Subject: Julia Roberts collects $20 million for Erin Brockovich

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With Erin Brockovich, released on this day in 2000, Julia Roberts becomes the first actress ever to command $20 million per movie. Born in Smyrna, Georgia, on October 28, 1967, Roberts followed her brother Eric into acting, making her film debut in 1988’s girl-band drama Satisfaction. Her bona-fide ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/julia-roberts-collects-20-million-for-erin-brockovich

[#] Wed Mar 03 2010 11:30:10 EST from rss

Subject: First St. Patrick

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In New York City, the first parade honoring the Catholic feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, is held by Irish soldiers serving in the British army. Saint Patrick, who was born in the late 4th century, was one of the most successful Christian missionaries in history. Born in ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-st-patricks-day-parade

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