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Actor Gary Cooper being questioned by the  Congressional


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-
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

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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Wiley Hardeman Post
(November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935)

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The launching of USS Nautilus.     

The USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear submarine, was commissioned
by the U.S. Navy on September 30, 1954.

The Nautilus was constructed under the direction of U.S. Navy Captain
Hyman G. Rickover, a brilliant Russian-born engineer who joined the U.S.
atomic program in 1946. In 1947, he was put in charge of the navy’s nuclear-propulsion program and began work on an atomic submarine. Regarded as
a fanatic by his detractors, Rickover succeeded in developing and delivering
the world’s first nuclear submarine years ahead of schedule. In 1952, the
Nautilus‘ keel was laid by President Harry S. Truman, and on January 21,
1954, first lady
Mamie Eisenhower broke a bottle of champagne across its
bow as it was launched into the Thames River at Groton,
Connecticut. Commissioned on September 30, 1954, it first ran under nuclear power
on the morning of January 17, 1955.

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Hyman G. Rickover
(January 27, 1900 – July 8, 1986)

Rickover is known as the "Father of the
Nuclear Navy," and his influence on the
Navy and its warships was of such scope
that he "may well go down in history as
one of the Navy’s most important officers."

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Harry S. Truman
(May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972)

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Aviator Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight on this day in
1933. He had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours,  and 49
minutes. He was the first aviator to accomplish the feat. He began
the journey on July 15, flying nonstop to Berlin.

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Wiley Hardeman Post (November 22, 1898 – August 15, 1935)

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The “Winnie Mae” is on display at a branch of the Smithsonian’s
National Air and Space Museum.

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On this day in 1963, President Johnson named a commission headed
by Earl Warren to investigate the assassination of
President John F.

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Warren Commission
Members of the Warren Commission present their report to President
Lyndon Johnson (fourth from right).

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President John F. Kennedy(left) with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Governor John Connally and his wife, Nellie, riding in the presidential limousine, minutes before the assassination.


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The first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy
Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd (below) on this day in 1929.

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Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd Jr.
(October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957)

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Medal of Honor
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