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This Day in History


AMERICAN REVOLUTION

1776

Fort Washington becomes Fort Knyphausen »

AUTOMOTIVE

1996

Volkswagen’s “Dream Factory” opens in Resende, Brazil »

CIVIL WAR

1863

Lincoln travels to Gettysburg »

COLD WAR

1987

Congress issues final report on Iran-Contra scandal »

CRIME

1996

High-profile expert on exotic birds is sentenced for smuggling parrots »

DISASTER

1987

Commuters die in subway fire »

GENERAL INTEREST

1916

Haig ends Battle of Somme »

1978

Mass suicide at Jonestown »

HOLLYWOOD

2006

Tom Cruise weds, again »

LITERARY

1998

Alice McDermott wins the National Book Award »

MUSIC

1978

Billy Joel earns his first #1 album when 52nd Street tops the Billboard pop chart »

OLD WEST

1883

Railroads create the first time zones »

PRESIDENTIAL

1886

Chester Arthur dies in New York »

SPORTS

1966

Sandy Koufax retires »

VIETNAM WAR

1964

South Vietnamese conduct largest air assault to date »

1969

South Vietnamese fight first major battle after U.S. troops are withdrawn »

1970

Nixon appeals to Congress for funds for Cambodia »

WORLD WAR I

1916

Battle of the Somme ends »

WORLD WAR II

1940

Hitler furious over Italy’s debacle in Greece »

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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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