TODAY IN HISTORY OCTOBER 26

On this day in history October 26, 1977 – Ali Maow Maalin, the last natural case of smallpox, develops rash in Merca district, Somalia. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider this date the anniversary of the eradication of […]

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TODAY IN HISTORY OCTOBER 25

ies invade Grenada, six days after Prime MinisterMaurice Bishop and several of his supporters are executed in a coup d’état.
1991 – History of Slovenia: Three months after the end of the Ten-Day War, the last soldier of the Yugoslav People’s Army leaves the territory of the Republic of Slovenia.
1995 – A commuter train slams into a school bus in Fox River Gro

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ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY OCTOBER 6

TODAY IN HISTORY, ON OCTOBER 6   1973 – Egypt launches a coordinated attack with Syria against Israel leading to the Yom Kippur War. 1976 – Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados, after two bombs, placed […]

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TODAY IN HISTORY SEPTEMBER 21

970 – “NFL Monday Night Football” made its debut on ABC-TV. The game was between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Jets. The Browns won 31-21. 1973 – Henry Kissinger was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become 56th Secretary of State. He was […]

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On this day in history July 21, 1970 – After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed. 1972 – The Troubles: Bloody Friday – the Provisional IRA detonate 22 bombs in central Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom in the space […]

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On this day in history June 14, 1982 – Argentine forces surrendered to British troops on the Falkland Islands. 1987 – The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title by defeating the defending Boston Celtics. 1989 – Former U.S. President Reagan received an honorary knighthood […]

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On this day in history on June 3, 1979 – A blowout at the Ixtoc I oil well in the southern Gulf of Mexico causes at least 3,000,000 barrels (480,000 m3) of oil to be spilled into the waters, the second-worst accidental oil spill ever recorded. […]

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On this day in history June 2, 1979 – Pope John Paul II arrived in his native Poland on the first visit by a pope to a Communist country. 1985 – Tommy Sandt was ejected from a major-league baseball game before the national anthem was […]

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On this day in history May 6, 1972 – Deniz Gezmiş, Yusuf Aslan and Hüseyin İnan are executed in Ankara for attempting to overthrow the Constitutional order. 1976 – An earthquake strikes the Friuli region of northeastern Italy, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of […]

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On this day in history April 31, 1970 – Protests erupt in Seattle, Washington, following the announcement by U.S. President Richard Nixon that U.S. Forces in Vietnam would pursue enemy troops into Cambodia, a neutral country. 1971 – Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) takes […]

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On this day in history April 27, 1974 – Ten thousand march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of U.S. President Richard Nixon 1977 – Twenty-eight people are killed in the Guatemala City air disaster. 1978 – Former United States President Nixon aide John […]

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On this day in history April 26, 1970 – The Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization enters into force. 1981 – Dr. Michael R. Harrison of the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center performs the world’s first human open fetal surgery. 1982 – […]

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On this day in history April 25, 1972 – Vietnam War: Nguyen Hue Offensive – The North Vietnamese 320th Division forces 5,000 South Vietnamese troops to retreat and traps about 2,500 others northwest of Kontum. 1974 – Carnation Revolution: A leftist military coup in Portugal […]

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On this day in history April 24, 1970 – The first Chinese satellite, Dong Fang Hong I, is launched. 1970 – The Gambia becomes a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, with Dawda Jawara as the first President. 1971 – Soyuz 10 docks with Salyut […]

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On this day in history April 23, 1971 – The Soyuz 10 was launched. 1981 – The Soviet Union conducted an underground nuclear test at their Semipaltinsk (Kazakhstan) test site. 1982 – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer prices declined the previous […]

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On his day in history April 22, 1970 – The first Earth Day is celebrated. 1972 – Vietnam War: Increased American bombing in Vietnam prompts anti-war protests in Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco. 1977 – Optical fiber is first used to carry […]

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On this day in history April 21, 1970 – The Hutt River Province Principality secedes from Australia. 1975 – Vietnam War: President of South Vietnam Nguyen Van Thieu flees Saigon, as Xuan Loc, the last South Vietnamese outpost blocking a direct North Vietnamese assault on […]

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On this day in history April 12, 1970 – Soviet submarine K-8, carrying four nuclear torpedoes, sinks in the Bay of Biscay four days after a fire on board. 1980 – Samuel Doe takes control of Liberia in a coup d’état, ending over 130 years of minority Americo-Liberian rule over the country. 1980 – Terry Fox begins his “Marathon […]

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On this day in history April 11,  1970 – Apollo 13 blasted off on a mission to the moon that was disrupted when an explosion crippled the spacecraft. The astronauts did return safely. 1974 – The Judiciary committee subpoenas U.S. President Richard Nixon to produce tapes for impeachment inquiry. 1979 – […]

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On this day in history April 10, 1970 – Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons. 1971 – Ping-pong diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People’s Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit. 1972 – Twenty […]

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On this day  in history April 9, 1975 – The first game of the Philippine Basketball Association, the second oldest professional basketball league in the world. 1975 – 8 people in South Korea, who are involved in People’s Revolutionary Party Incident, are hanged. 1980 – The Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein kills philosopher Muhammad […]

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On this day in history April 8, 1974 – Hank Aaron hits 715th home run breaking Babe Ruth’s record. 1975 – Frank Robinson of the Cleveland Indians became first black manager of a major league baseball team. 1985 – India filed suit against Union Carbide for […]

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On this day in history April 7, 1970 – John Wayne won his first and only Oscar for his role in “True Grit.” He had been in over 200 films. 1971 – U.S. President Nixon pledged to withdraw 100,000 more men from Vietnam by December. 1980 – The U.S. broke diplomatic relations […]

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On this day in history April 6, 1970 – Newhall Incident: Four California Highway Patrol officers are killed in a shootout. 1972 – Vietnam War: Easter Offensive – American forces begin sustained air strikes and naval bombardments. 1973 – Launch of Pioneer 11 spacecraft. 1973 – The American League of Major League Baseball begins using the designated hitter. 1974 – The Swedish […]

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On this day in history April 5, 1971 – In Sri Lanka, Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna launches a revolt against the United Front government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike. 1976 – In the People’s Republic of China, the April Fifth Movement leads to the Tiananmen incident. 1986 – Three people are killed in the bombing of the La Belle Discothèque in West Berlin, Germany. 1991 – An ASA EMB […]

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On this day in history April 4, 1973 – The World Trade Center in New York is officially dedicated. 1973 – A Lockheed C-141 Starlifter, dubbed the Hanoi Taxi, makes the last flight of Operation Homecoming. 1975 – Microsoft is founded as a partnership between Bill Gates and Paul Allen in Albuquerque, New Mexico 1975 – Vietnam War: Operation Baby Lift – A United States […]

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On this day in history April 3, 1973 – Martin Cooper of Motorola makes the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, though it took ten years for the DynaTAC 8000X to become the first such phone to be commercially released. 1974 – The Super Outbreak occurs, the second biggest tornado outbreak in recorded history […]

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On this day in history April 2, 1972 – Burt Reynolds appeared nude in “Cosmopolitan” magazine. 1978 – The first episode of “Dallas” aired on CBS. 1981 – In Lebanon, thirty-seven people were reported killed during fighting in the cities of Beirut and Zahle. It was […]

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On this day in history April 1, 1970 – The U.S. Army charged Captain Ernest Medina in the My Lai massacre. 1970 – U.S. President Nixon signed the bill, the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act, that banned cigarette advertisements to be effective on January 1, 1971. 1971 – […]

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On this day in history March 31, 1970 – Explorer 1 re-enters the Earth‘s atmosphere after 12 years in orbit. 1970 – Nine terrorists from the Japanese Red Army hijack Japan Airlines Flight 351 at Tokyo International Airport, wielding samurai swords and carrying a bomb. 1979 – The last British soldier leaves the Maltese Islands. Malta declares its Freedom Day (Jum il-Helsien). 1980 – […]

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On this day in history March 30, 1970 – “Applause” opened on Broadway. 1970 – “Another World – Somerset” debuted on NBC-TV. 1972 – The British government assumed direct rule over Northern Ireland. 1972 – The Eastertide Offensive began when North Vietnamese troops crossed into […]

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On this day in history March 29, 1971 – My Lai massacre: Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison. 1971 – A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers. 1973 – Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. 1973 – Operation […]

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On this day in history March 28, 1970 – Gediz earthquake: A 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes western Turkey at about 23:05 local time, killed 1,086 and injured 1,260. 1978 – The US Supreme Court hands down 5–3 decision in Stump v. Sparkman, 435 U.S. 349, a controversial case involving involuntary sterilization and judicial immunity. 1979 – A coolant leak […]

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On this day in history March 27, 1976 – Washington, DC, opened its subway system. 1985 – Billy Dee Williams received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1988 – The U.S. Senate ratified the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. 1989 – The U.S. anti-missile satellite […]

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On this day in history March 26, 1971 – East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins. 1974 – Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled and […]

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On this day in history March 25, 1971 – Bangladesh Liberation War: Beginning of Operation Searchlight by the Pakistani Armed Forces against East Pakistani civilians. 1971 – The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandon an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos. 1975 – Faisal of Saudi Arabia is shot and killed by a mentally ill nephew. 1979 – The […]

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On this day in history March 24, 1972 – The United Kingdom imposes direct rule over Northern Ireland. 1973 – Kenyan athlete Kip Keino defeats Jim Ryun at the first-ever professional track meet in Los Angeles. 1976 – In Argentina, the armed forces overthrow the constitutional government of President Isabel Perón and start a 7-year dictatorial period self-styled the National Reorganization Process. […]

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On this day in history March 23, 1978 – The first UNIFIL troops arrived in Lebanon for peacekeeping mission along the Blue Line. 1980 – Archbishop Óscar Romero of El Salvador gives his famous speech appealing to men of the El Salvadoran armed forces to stop killing the Salvadorans. 1982 – Guatemala‘s government, headed by Fernando Romeo Lucas García is overthrown in […]

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On this day in history March 22, 1972 – The United States Congress sends the Equal Rights Amendment to the states for ratification. 1972 – In Eisenstadt v. Baird, the United States Supreme Court decides that unmarried persons have the right to possess contraceptives. 1975 – A fire at the Browns […]

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On this day in history March 21, 1970 – The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Mayor of San Francisco Joseph Alioto. 1980 – US President Jimmy Carter announces a United States boycott of the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow to protest the Soviet war in Afghanistan. 1980 – Dallas aired its “A House Divided” episode, which led to eight months of international intrigue regarding Who […]

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On this day in history March 20, 1972 – 19 mountain climbers were killed on Japan’s Mount Fuji during an avalanche. 1976 – Patricia Hearst was convicted of armed robbery for her role in the hold up of a San Francisco Bank. 1980 – The U.S. made an […]

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On this day in history March 19, 1979 – The United States House of Representatives begins broadcasting its day-to-day business via the cable television network C-SPAN. 1982 – Falklands War: Argentinian forces land on South Georgia Island, precipitating war with the United Kingdom. 1987 – Televangelist Jim Bakker resigns as head of the PTL Club due to a brewing sex scandal; he […]

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On this day in history March 18, 1970 – Lon Nol ousts Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia. 1970 – The U.S. postal strike of 1970 begins, one of the largest wildcat strikes in U.S. history. 1971 – In Peru a landslide crashes into Lake Yanahuani, killing 200 people at the mining camp of Chungar. 1974 – Oil embargo crisis: Most OPEC nations end a five-month […]

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On this day in history march 17, 1970 – Peter O’Malley becomes CEO of LA Dodgers 1970 – US casts their 1st UN Security Council veto (Support England) 1972 – Ringo releases “Back off Bugaloo” in UK 1973 – Queen Elizabeth II opens new LondonBridge Queen of the United KingdomElizabeth II1973 – St Patrick’s Day […]

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On this day in history March 16, 1978 – Italian politician Aldo Moro was kidnapped by left-wing urban guerrillas. Moro was later murdered by the group. 1982 – Russia announced they would halt their deployment of new nuclear missiles in Western Europe. 1984 – Mozambique […]

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On this day in history March 15, 1978 – Somalia and Ethiopia signed a truce to end the Ethiopian-Somali War. 1985 – The first Internet domain name is registered (symbolics.com). 1985 – Brazilian military dictatorship ends. 1986 – Hotel New World Disaster: Thirty-three people die […]

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On this day in history March 14, 1972 – Italian publisher and former partisan Giangiacomo Feltrinelli is killed by an explosion near Segrate. 1978 – The Israeli Defense Force invades and occupies southern Lebanon, in Operation Litani. 1979 – In China, a Hawker Siddeley Trident […]

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