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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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RED SCARE INVESTIGATION BEGAN IN 1947

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Actor Gary Cooper being questioned by the  Congressional
committee.

 

On October 20, 1947, the notorious Red Scare kicked into high gear
in Washington, as a Congressional committee begins investigating
Communist influence in one of the world’s richest and most
glamorous communities: Hollywood.

After World War II, the Cold War began to heat up between the
world’s two superpowers—the United States and the communist-
controlled
Soviet Union. In Washington, conservative watchdogs
worked to out communists in government before setting their
sights on alleged “Reds” in the famously liberal movie industry.

In its investigation, the House Un-American Activities Committee
grilled a number of prominent witnesses, asking bluntly “Are you
or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?” Some
witnesses—including director Elia Kazan, actors Gary Cooper and
Robert Taylor and studio honchos Walt Disney and Jack Warner—
gave the committee names of colleagues they suspected of being
communists.

A small group known as the “Hollywood Ten” (below) resisted,
complaining that the hearings were illegal and violated their
First Amendment
rights. They were all convicted of obstructing
the investigation and served jail terms.

 

Red Scare-Hollywood Ten Protest

 

Hollywood celebrities arrived in Washington in Oct. of 1947 to protest the scare tactics of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall are pictured in the front center of the group.
A group of Hollywood stars pose against the Capitol dome as they arrived
in Washington, D.C. for a session of the committee.

 

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BRITISH DEFEATED AT YORKTOWN IN 1781

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Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord
Cornwallis surrendered 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a
larger Franco-American force, effectively bringing an end to the
American Revolution
.

Lord Cornwallis was one of the most capable British generals
of the American Revolution. In 1776, he drove General
George
Washington
’s Patriots forces out of New Jersey, and in 1780
he won a stunning victory over General Horatio Gates’ Patriot
army at Camden,
South Carolina.

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Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis
(December 31, 1738 – October 5, 1805)

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INTRODUCED BY CHEVY ON THIS DAY IN 1958

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On October 16, 1958, Chevrolet began to sell a car-truck hybrid that
it called the El Camino. Inspired by the Ford Ranchero, which had
already been on the market for two years, the El Camino was a combination sedan-pickup truck built on the Impala body, with the
same “cat’s eye” taillights and dramatic rear fins. It was, ads trilled,
“the most beautiful thing that ever shouldered a load!” “It rides and handles like a convertible,” Chevy said, “yet hauls and hustles like
the workingest thing on wheels.”

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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TIM MAGUIRE

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I Love Lucy is a sitcom that originally aired on CBS-TV from October
15, 1951, to May 6, 1957,

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