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On October 5, 1892, the famous Dalton Gang attempted the daring daylight robbery of two Coffeyville,
Kansas, banks at the same time.

But if the gang members believed the sheer audacity of their plan
would bring them success, they were sadly mistaken. Instead, they
were nearly all killed by quick-acting townspeople.

For a year and a half, the Dalton Gang had terrorized the state of Oklahoma, mostly concentrating on train holdups. Though the
gang had more murders than loot to their credit, they had managed
to successfully evade the best efforts of Oklahoma law officers to
bring them to justice.

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On October 5, 1947, President Harry Truman (left/above) made the
first-ever televised presidential address from the
White House,
asking Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to
help starving Europeans.

At the time of Truman’s food-conservation speech, Europe was
still recovering from
World War II and suffering from famine.

Truman, the 33rd commander in chief, worried that if the U.S. didn’t provide food aid, his administration’s Marshall Plan for European economic recovery would fall apart.

He asked farmers and distillers to reduce grain use and requested
that the public voluntarily forgo meat on Tuesdays, eggs and
poultry on Thursdays and save a slice of bread each day.

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