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

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

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Loma Prieta Earthquake, Game 3, 1989 World Series.

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On this day in 1777, American troops defeated British forces in
Saratoga,
New York. It was the turning point in the American Revolutionary War.

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Surrender of General Burgoyne and the British Army to General
Gates at the Battle of Saratoga.

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On this day in 1946, Hermann Goering, a Nazi war criminal and
founder of the Gestapo, poisoned himself just hours before his scheduled execution.

             Trial prosecutors

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On this day in 1951, "I Love Lucy" premiered on CBS-TV. It ran
until May 6, 1957 with a total of 180 (including the ‘lost’ original
pilot and Christmas episode) half-hour episodes spanning 6 
seasons. “I Love Lucy” became the most watched show in
the United States in four of its six seasons, and was the first
to end its run at the top of the Nielsen ratings. In 2012, “I Love
Lucy” was voted the ‘Best TV Show of All Time’ in a survey
conducted by ABC News
and People Magazine.

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Filming “I Love Lucy” with a studio audience.

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Lucy & TV Guide”1953-2013

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On this day in 1973, Egypt and Syria attacked Israel in an attempt to
win back territory that had been lost in the third Arab-Israel war. The
Support for Israel led to a devastating oil embargo against many
nations including the
U.S. and Great Britain on October 17, 1973. It
lasted 2 weeks.

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On this day in 1927, "The Jazz Singer" opened in New York starring
Al Jolson. The film was based on the short story "The Day of
Atonement" by Sampson Raphaelson. As the first feature-length
motion picture with not only a synchronized recorded music score,
but also lip-synchronous singing and speech in several isolated sequences, its release heralded the commercial ascendance of
sound films and ended the silent film era.

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On this day in 1974, President Gerald Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for draft-evaders and deserters during the Vietnam War.

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In west Beirut on this day in 1982, the massacre of hundreds of Palestinian men, women and children began in refugee camps
of the Lebanese Christian militiamen.

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