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[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:53:34 EST from rss

Subject: B-52s begin bombing North Vietnam

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Although the U.S. command refuses to confirm publicly the location of targets, U.S. B-52 bombers reportedly begin bombing North Vietnam for the first time since November 1967. The bombers struck in the vicinity of Vinh, 145 miles north of the Demilitarized Zone. It was later acknowledged publicly ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:39:17 EST from rss

Subject: Tiger Woods wins fourth Masters

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Tiger Woods wins his fourth Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club after a 15-foot birdie on the first hole of the sudden-death playoff against Chris DiMarco on April 10, 2005. The victory was Woods’ ninth major championship on the PGA tour. Eldrick “Tiger” Woods was born December ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:31:19 EST from rss

Subject: FDR creates Civilian Conservation Corps

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On this day in 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt establishes the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), an innovative federally funded organization that put thousands of Americans to work during the Great Depression on projects with environmental benefits. In 1932, FDR took America’s political helm ...

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

Subject: Civilian Conservation Corps created

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The Civilian Conservation Corps, a tool for employing young men and improving the government’s vast holdings of western land, is created in Washington, D.C. One of the dozens of New Deal programs created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to fight the Great Depression, the Civilian Conservation ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:10:36 EST from rss

Subject: O. Henry

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O. Henry’s second short story collection, The Four Million, is published. The collection includes one of his most beloved stories, The Gift of the Magi, about a poor but devoted couple who each sacrifice their most valuable possession to buy a gift for the other. O. ...

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

Subject: Paul McCartney announces the breakup of the Beatles

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The legendary rock band the Beatles spent the better part of three years breaking up in the late 1960s, and even longer than that hashing out who did what and why. And by the spring of 1970, there was little more than a tangled set of business relationships keeping the group together. Each of the ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:56:28 EST from rss

Subject: First color 3-D film opens

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On this day in 1953, the horror film The House of Wax, starring Vincent Price, opens at New York’s Paramount Theater. Released by Warner Brothers, it was the first movie from a major motion-picture studio to be shot using the three-dimensional, or stereoscopic, film process and one of the first ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:42:10 EST from rss

Subject: Atomic submarine USS Thresher sinks in the Atlantic, killing all on board

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On this day in 1963, the USS Thresher, an atomic submarine, sinks in the Atlantic Ocean, killing the entire crew. One hundred and twenty-nine sailors and civilians were lost when the sub unexpectedly plunged to the sea floor 300 miles off the coast of New England. The Thresher was launched on July ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:27:53 EST from rss

Subject: A torture chamber is uncovered by arson

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On this day in 1834, a fire at the LaLaurie mansion in New Orleans, Louisiana, leads to the discovery of a torture chamber where slaves are routinely brutalized by Delphine LaLaurie. Rescuers found a 70-year-old black woman trapped in the kitchen during the fire because she was chained up while ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:02:46 EST from rss

Subject: U.S. table tennis team visits communist China

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The U.S. table tennis team begins a weeklong visit to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) at the invitation of China’s communist government. The well-publicized trip was part of the PRC’s attempt to build closer diplomatic relations with the United States, and was the beginning of what some ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:46:55 EST from rss

Subject: After surrendering to Union, General Lee gives final address to troops

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One day after surrendering to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, Confederate General Robert E. Lee addresses his army for the last time. “After four years of arduous service, marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude, the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers ...

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:29:25 EST from rss

Subject: Revolutionary War Commander John Paul Jones sets out to raid British ships

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On April 10, 1778, Commander John Paul Jones and his crew of 140 men aboard the USS Ranger set sail from the naval port at Brest, France, and head toward the Irish Sea to begin raids on British warships. This was the first mission of its kind during the Revolutionary War. Commander Jones, ...

[#] Thu Nov 05 2009 06:28:26 EST from rss

Subject: Croatia declares independence

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On this day in 1941, the German and Italian invaders of Yugoslavia set up the Independent State of Croatia (also including Bosnia and Herzegovina) and place nationalist leader Ante Pavelic’s Ustase, pro-fascist insurgents, in control of what is no more than a puppet Axis regime. The Ustase began a ...

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:26:46 EST from rss

Subject: Ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown

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On April 11, 1979, Ugandan dictator Idi Amin flees the Ugandan capital of Kampala as Tanzanian troops and forces of the Uganda National Liberation Front close in. Two days later, Kampala fell and a coalition government of former exiles took power. Amin, chief of the Ugandan army and air force from ...

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

Subject: Apollo 13 launched to moon

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On April 11, 1970, Apollo 13, the third lunar landing mission, is successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise. The spacecraft’s destination was the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon, where the astronauts were to explore ...

[#] Wed Jan 27 2010 07:38:34 EST from rss

Subject: Henry Ford marries Clara Jane Bryant

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On this day in 1888, 24-year-old Henry Ford marries Clara Jane Bryant on her 22nd birthday at her parent’s home in Greenfield Township, Michigan. Clara Ford would prove to be a big supporter of her husband’s business ideas: Fifty years later, Henry Ford—who by then had founded the Ford Motor ...

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:04:20 EST from rss

Subject: Napoleon abdicates the throne and is exiled to Elba

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On this day in 1814, Napoleon Bonaparte, emperor of France and one of the greatest military leaders in history, abdicates the throne, and, in the Treaty of Fontainebleau, is banished to the Mediterranean island of Elba. The future emperor was born in Ajaccio, Corsica, on August 15, 1769. After ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 06:17:00 EST from rss

Subject: International Labor Organization founded

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On this day in 1919, in Paris, France, the International Labor Organization (ILO) is founded as an independent, affiliated agency of the League of Nations. The call for just and equal labor standards and improved working and living conditions for the world’s workers had begun to be heard long ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:58:14 EST from rss

Subject: Troops from Hawaii sent to South Vietnam

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One hundred U.S. troops of the Hawaiian-based 25th Infantry Division are ordered to temporary duty with military units in South Vietnam to serve as machine gunners aboard Army H-21 helicopters. This was the first commitment of American combat troops to the war and represented a quiet escalation of ...

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:53:35 EST from rss

Subject: B-52s strike North Vietnamese positions

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On this day, B-52 strikes against communist forces attacking South Vietnamese positions in the Central Highlands near Kontum remove any immediate threat to that city. Air strikes against North Vietnam continued, but were hampered by poor weather. Also on this day, the Pentagon ordered two more ...

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