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Today in History


AMERICAN REVOLUTION

1775

Howe named commander in chief of British army »

AUTOMOTIVE

1987

Whitesnake’s iconic video features Jaguars »

CIVIL WAR

1862

John Bankhead Magruder sent to Texas »

COLD WAR

1957

President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to African diplomat »

CRIME

1991

A former postal worker commits mass murder »

DISASTER

1780

Great Hurricane ravages West Indies »

GENERAL INTEREST

1845

Birth of the U.S. Naval Academy »

1970

October Crisis in Canada »

1973

Vice President Agnew resigns »

732

Battle of Tours »

HOLLYWOOD

2004

Superman Christopher Reeve dies at age 52 »

LITERARY

1881

Darwin publishes work on mold and worms »

MUSIC

1935

Porgy and Bess, the first great American opera, premieres on Broadway »

OLD WEST

1877

Custer’s funeral is held at West Point »

PRESIDENTIAL

1951

Truman signs Mutual Security Act »

SPORTS

1957

Braves beat the Yanks to win World Series »

VIETNAM WAR

1965

1st Cavalry Division commences operations »

1969

U.S. Navy transfers vessels to South Vietnamese »

WORLD WAR I

1916

Eighth Battle of the Isonzo »

WORLD WAR II

1944

Eight hundred children are gassed to death at Auschwitz »

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About katcountryhub
I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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