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General Douglas MacArthur (center) fulfilled his promise to return
to the Philippines on this day in 1944 when an amphibious retaking
of the islands by allied forces took place.

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It was on this day in 1977.

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The Convair aircraft before the crash.

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On this day in 1947, Hollywood came under scrutiny as the House
Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings into alleged Communist influence within the motion picture industry.

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Hollywood stars (Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in the lead) descend on the Capitol to lodge their note of protest against the
HUAC’s proceedings.

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Photograph of HUAC hearing with actor Gary Cooper (far left).

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The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 508 points on this day in 1987. It was called Black Monday, the worst one-day percentage
decline, 22.6%, in history.

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The supersonic Concorde made its first landing at John F. Kennedy
Airport in New York City on this day in 1977.
   

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Concorde Press Conference at JFK Airport.

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POSSESSION OF ALASKA ON THIS DAY IN 1867

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On this day in 1867, the U.S. formally takes possession of Alaska
after purchasing the territory from Russia for $7.2 million, or less
than two cents an acre. The Alaska purchase comprised 586,412
square miles, about twice the size of
Texas, and was championed
by William Henry Seward, the secretary of state under the 17th
President of the United States
Andrew Johnson.

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William Henry Seward
(May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872)

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Andrew Johnson
(December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875)

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On this day in 1968, two black athletes, Tommie Smith and John
Carlos, were suspended by the
U.S. Olympic Committee for giving
a "black power" salute (above) during a ceremony in Mexico City.

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The three scientists shared the Nobel Prize on this day in 1962 for
DNA discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic
acids and its significance for information transfer in living material.”

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Watson and Crick DNA model.

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IT WAS NUMBER-ONE ON THIS DAY IN 1960

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The Drifters was a group centered around lead singer Benjamin Nelson and originally called the Five Crowns. With that group taking on the new name
"the Drifters," and with Nelson changing his name to Ben E. King, a new
era of success for the group began.
They scored immediate hits with "There
Goes My Baby" (1959) and "This Magic Moment" (1960) followed by the song
that topped the Billboard pop charts on this day in 1960, "Save The Last
Dance For Me."


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