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[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:57:29 EST from rss

Subject: New sound process for films announced

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By the mid-1920s, several competing systems had been developed to add sound to motion pictures. In 1923, inventor Lee de Forest demonstrated Phonofilm, in which music was recorded on a narrow strip at the edge of the film. When De Forest tried to sell Phonofilm to the major Hollywood movie studios, ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-sound-process-for-films-announced

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:27:29 EST from rss

Subject: A massacre at Columbine High School

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Two teenage gunmen kill 13 people in a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. At about11:20 a.m., Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris, dressed in long trench coats, began shooting students outside the school before moving inside to continue their rampage. By the time SWAT team ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-massacre-at-columbine-high-school

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 11:01:22 EST from rss

Subject: Korean Air Lines jet forced down over Soviet Union

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Soviet aircraft force a Korean Air Lines passenger jet to land in the Soviet Union after the jet veers into Russian airspace. Two people were killed and several others injured when the jet made a rough landing on a frozen lake about 300 miles south of Murmansk. The jet was on a flight from Paris to ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/korean-air-lines-jet-forced-down-over-soviet-union

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:46:54 EST from rss

Subject: Robert E. Lee resigns from U.S. Army after Virginia secedes from Union

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Colonel Robert E. Lee resigns from the United States army two days after he was offered command of the Union army and three days after his native state, Virginia, seceded from the Union. Lee opposed secession, but he was a loyal son of Virginia. His official resignation was only one sentence, but ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lee-resigns-from-u-s-army

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:44:37 EST from rss

Subject: Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win Indy race

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On April 20, 2008, 26-year-old Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Montegi in Montegi, Japan, making her the first female winner in IndyCar racing history. Danica Patrick was born on March 25, 1982, in Beloit, Wisconsin. She became involved in racing as a young girl and as a ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/danica-patrick-becomes-first-woman-to-win-indy-race

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 10:29:47 EST from rss

Subject: New York adopts state constitution

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The first New York state constitution is formally adopted by the Convention of Representatives of the State of New York, meeting in the upstate town of Kingston, on this day in 1777. The constitution began by declaring the possibility of reconciliation between Britain and its former American ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/new-york-adopts-state-constitution

[#] Tue Apr 09 2019 16:26:53 EDT from rss

Subject: Legendary musician and megawatt star Prince dies at 57

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On the morning of this day in 2016, Prince, the polymathic musician who created more than 30 albums and won seven Grammy Awards over a 40-year career, is found dead in Paisley Park, his Minnesota home and recording studio. The cause of death was an accidental overdose of the opioid fentanyl. He was ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/music-legend-prince-dies

[#] Thu Mar 04 2010 05:23:25 EST from rss

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The yellow ribbon has long been a symbol of support for absent or missing loved ones. There are some who believe that the tradition of the yellow ribbon dates back as far as the Civil War era, when a yellow ribbon in a woman’s hair indicated that she was “taken” by a man who was absent due to ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tie-a-yellow-ribbon-round-the-old-oak-tree-tops-the-u-s-pop-charts-and-creates-a-cultural-phenomenon

[#] Wed Mar 03 2010 11:30:19 EST from rss

Subject: Texas militia routes Mexicans in the Battle of San Jacinto

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During the Texan War for Independence, the Texas militia under Sam Houston launches a surprise attack against the forces of Mexican General Santa Anna along the San Jacinto River. The Mexicans were thoroughly routed, and hundreds were taken prisoner, including General Santa Anna himself. After ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-battle-of-san-jacinto

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:29:48 EST from rss

Subject: Red Baron killed in action

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In the skies over Vauz sur Somme, France, Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious German flying ace known as “The Red Baron,” is killed by Allied fire. Richthofen, the son of a Prussian nobleman, switched from the German army to the Imperial Air Service in 1915. By 1916, he was terrorizing the skies ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/red-baron-killed-in-action

[#] Tue Feb 09 2010 07:25:28 EST from rss

Subject: Chinese students begin protests at Tiananmen Square

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Six days after the death of Hu Yaobang, the deposed reform-minded leader of the Chinese Communist Party, some 100,000 students gather at Beijing’s Tiananmen Square to commemorate Hu and voice their discontent with China’s authoritative communist government. The next day, an official memorial ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chinese-students-begin-protests-at-tiananmen-square

[#] Tue Nov 24 2009 13:04:39 EST from rss

Subject: Rome founded

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According to tradition, on April 21, 753 B.C., Romulus and his twin brother, Remus, found Rome on the site where they were suckled by a she-wolf as orphaned infants. Actually, the Romulus and Remus myth originated sometime in the fourth century B.C., and the exact date of Rome’s founding was set by ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rome-founded

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 07:40:08 EST from rss

Subject: Red Army overruns German High Command as it approaches the capital

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On this day in 1945, Soviet forces fighting south of Berlin, at Zossen, assault the headquarters of the German High Command. The only remaining opposing “force” to the Russian invasion of Berlin are the “battle groups” of Hitler Youth, teenagers with anti-tank guns, strategically placed in parks ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/red-army-overruns-german-high-command-as-it-approaches-the-capital

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 06:17:30 EST from rss

Subject: German flying ace,

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In the well-trafficked skies above the Somme River in France, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the notorious German flying ace known as the Red Baron,” is killed by Allied fire on April 21, 1918. Richthofen, the son of a Prussian nobleman, switched from the German army to the Imperial Air Service in ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/red-baron-killed-in-action-2

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:58:09 EST from rss

Subject: South Vietnamese president flees Saigon as Xuan Loc falls

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Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on Saigon, falls to the communists. The North Vietnamese had launched a major offensive in March to capture the provincial capital of Ban Me Thuot in the Central Highlands. The South Vietnamese defenders fought ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/thieu-flees-saigon-as-xuan-loc-falls

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

Subject: Intelligence reveals North Vietnamese units in South Vietnam

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The Central Intelligence Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency report a “most ominous” development: a regiment of the People’s Army of Vietnam–the regular army of North Vietnam–division is now operating with the Viet Cong in South Vietnam. Prior to this, it was believed that South Vietnam was ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/intelligence-reveals-north-vietnamese-units-in-south-vietnam

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:38:56 EST from rss

Subject: Rosie Ruiz fakes Boston Marathon win

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Rosie Ruiz, age 26, finishes first in the women’s division of the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:31:56 on April 21, 1980. She was rewarded with a medal, a laurel wreath and a silver bowl; however, eight days later Ruiz is stripped of her victory after race officials learned she jumped into the ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosie-ruiz-fakes-boston-marathon-win

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:32:31 EST from rss

Subject: Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves D.C.

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On this day in 1865, a train carrying the coffin of assassinated President Abraham Lincoln leaves Washington, D.C. on its way to Springfield, Illinois, where he would be buried on May 4. The train carrying Lincoln’s body traveled through 180 cities and seven states on its way to Lincoln’s home ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lincolns-funeral-train-leaves-d-c

[#] Mon Nov 16 2009 05:17:42 EST from rss

Subject: Naturalist John Muir is born

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John Muir, a dedicated advocate for the protection of American wild lands, is born in Dunbar, Scotland. When he was still a boy, Muir’s parents immigrated to the United States. He grew up on a farm in central Wisconsin in the 1850s, a time when the region was still a relatively wild western ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/naturalist-john-muir-is-born

[#] Fri Nov 13 2009 12:08:44 EST from rss

Subject: Charlotte Bronte born

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Charlotte Brontë, the only one of three novelist Brontë sisters to live past age 31, is born. Brontë, one of six siblings who grew up in a gloomy parsonage in the remote English village of Hawthorne, surrounded by the marshy moors of Yorkshire. Her mother died when she was five, and Charlotte, her ...

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/charlotte-bronte-born

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