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CITIZENSHIP BILL SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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President Jimmy Carter (above) signed a bill that restored full U.S.
citizenship rights to Confederate President Jefferson Davis
.

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Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889)

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MOVIE PREMIERED ON THIS DAY IN 1957

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Jailhouse Rock
premiered on October 17, 1957 in
Memphis, Tennessee
and was released nationwide on November 8, 1957. It peaked at number
3 on the Variety box office chart, and reached number 14 in the year’s
box office totals, grossing $4 million. Jailhouse Rock earned mixed
reviews, with most of the negative reception directed towards Presley’s
persona. In 2004, the film was selected for preservation in the
National
Film Registry
.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) began an oil-
embargo against several countries including the
U.S. and Great Britain
on this day in 1973. The incident stemmed from Western support of
Israel when Egypt and Syria attacked the nation on October 6, 1973. It
lasted until March of 1974.

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American troops defeated British forces in Saratoga, NY. on this day in 1777. It
was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.

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An earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter Scale hit the San Francisco Bay
area in
California on this day in 1989. The quake caused about 67 deaths,
3,000 injuries, and damages up to $7 billion.

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Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and was sentenced to 11
years in prison on this day in 1931. He was released in 1939.

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Arthur Miller on a trip with his wife,
actress Marilyn Monroe.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST WORLD NEWS

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On this day in 1859, Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harper’s Ferry, VA
(now located in
West Virginia).

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John Brown
(May 9, 1800 – December 2, 1859)

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During the French Revolution on this day in 1793, Queen Marie Antoinette (below) was beheaded after being convicted of treason.

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Poland’s Karol Josef Wojtyla was elected Pope John Paul II
on this day in 1978.

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On Friday, October 16, 1998, police from Britain’s Scotland
Yard entered a room in a small, private hospital in London
and arrested former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet
Ugarte who was recovering from back surgery.

Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón had issued a request for
Pinochet’s extradition to stand trial in Spain for crimes
committed in Chile during extradition to stand trial in
Spain for crimes committed in Chile during his brutal
rule from 1973-1990.

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On this day in 1987, rescuers freed Jessica McClure from the abandoned
well that she had fallen into in Midland,
TX. She was trapped for 58 hours.

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Jessica McClure Morales turned 31 in March.

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James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907 – October 16, 1997)


Michener was the author of more than 40 books, most of which were
fictional,
family sagas. His first book was adapted as the popular
Broadway musical South Pacific by Richard Rodgers
and Oscar
Hammerstein
.

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Michener’s typewriter at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

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DEPARTMENT ESTABLISHED ON THIS DAY IN 1966

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President Lyndon B. Johnson (below) signed a bill creating the Department of   
Transportation on this day in 1966. The Department’s first official work day
was April 1, 1967.

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The DOT bill being signed by President Johnson.
     

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