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IT MADE HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy ship Pueblo, charging it had intruded into the nation’s territorial waters on a
spying mission. The crew was released 11 months later.

The Pueblo’s mission began in early January, 1968, when the crew
set off from the U.S. Navy base on Yokosuka, Japan with orders to conduct surveillance on Soviet Navy and North Korean signal and electronic intelligence activity.

Pueblo, is still being held by North Korea today, officially remains
a
commissioned vessel of the United States Navy. Since early 2013,
the ship has been
moored along the Potong River in Pyongyang, and       
used there as a museum ship at the Pyongyang Victorious War
Museum
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The captured crew (above) were beaten and nearly starved in the
incident that almost led to another war.

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Pueblo on display in North Korea, 2012.

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North Koreans raise their fists during a rally in 2010 in front of the
U.S. Navy spy ship Pueblo.

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On this day in 1977, the TV mini-series "Roots," began airing on ABC. The show was based on the Alex Haley novel. Roots received 37 Primetime Emmy Award nominations and won nine. It also won a
Golden Globe and a Peabody Award. It received unprecedented
Nielsen ratings for the finale, which still holds a record as the third-highest-rated episode for any type of television series, and the
second-most watched overall series finale in U.S. television
history.


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LeVar Burton as Kunta Kinte, a warrior of the Mandinka people
in Gambia who is captured by slavers and taken to Annapolis,
Md.

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John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005)


Television host, comedian, writer, and producer Johnny Carson was 
best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
(1962–1992) on NBC. Carson received six
Emmy Awards, the Television
Academy
‘s 1980 Governor’s Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was
inducted into the
Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987 awarded the
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center
Honor
in 1993.

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THE NEWS THAT MADE HISTORY

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Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy declared war on the United States on
this day in 1941. The
U.S
in turn declared war on the two countries.

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The series Magnum, P.I. ran from this day in 1980 to 1988 during
its first-run broadcast on the CBS television network.  According
to the
Nielsen ratings
, the series consistently ranked in the top
twenty TV programs during the first five years of its original run.


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The cast from left: Tom Selleck, Larry Manetti, John Hillerman, and
Roger E, Mosley.

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A 1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi, driven by Tom Selleck and Larry Manetti in
TV series "Magnum P.I." is on display in the Petersen Automotive Museum.

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Thomas William Selleck turned 73 January 29.

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ICONIC SLIPPERS TO GO BACK ON DISPLAY

Fans of “The Wizard of Oz” looking for a glimpse of the iconic ruby slippers are in for a treat.

(Fox News) – Fans of “The Wizard of Oz” looking for a glimpse of the ruby
slippers are in for a treat.

The National Museum of American History revealed on Twitter Friday the
famous shoes from the celebrated movie are being put back on display.

The museum said “After their journey to the museum’s Conservation Lab,
they are stabilized, sparkling clean, and ready to be on view for years to
come.”  

Oct. 19 kicks off the “opening weekend of the Ruby Slippers gallery,” as
well as other displays, the museum said
on its website, after the shoes
paid a visit to the conservation lab for restoration.


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METEORITE CRASHES INTO AUTOMOBILE

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On this day in 1992, 18-year-old Michelle Knapp (above) is watching television
in her parents’ living room in Peekskill,
New York when she hears a loud
crash in the driveway. Alarmed, Knapp ran outside to investigate. What
she found was startling, to say the least: a sizeable hole in the rear end
of her car, a 1980 Chevy Malibu (above); a matching hole in the gravel
driveway underneath the car; and in the hole, the culprit: what looked 
like an ordinary, bowling-ball–sized rock. It was extremely heavy
for its size (it weighed about 28 pounds), shaped like a football and
warm to the touch; also, it smelled vaguely of rotten eggs. The next day,
a curator from the American Museum of Natural History in
New York City
confirmed that the object was a genuine meteorite and is estimated to be
4.4 billion years old.

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A portion of the Peekskill meteorite in the National Museum of Natural History.

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HISTORY HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN 2001

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The 9/11 memorial and ground zero today.

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