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DRAFT DODGERS PARDONED ON THIS DAY IN 1977

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President Jimmy Carter granting an unconditional pardon to draft
dodgers.

 

On January 21, 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who
evaded
the draft during the Vietnam War.

In total, some 100,000 young Americans went abroad in the
late 1960s and early ’70s to avoid serving in the war. Ninety
percent went to Canada, where after some initial controversy
they were eventually welcomed as immigrants. Still others
hid inside the United States. In addition to those who avoided
the draft, a relatively small number—about 1,000—of deserters
from the U.S. armed forces also headed to Canada.

 

21 January 1977: President Carter Pardons 10,000 Vietnam War Draft Dodgers - VIETNAM The Art of War

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AMENDMENT RATIFIED ON THIS DAY IN 1919

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The 18th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for
beverage purposes,” was ratified by the requisite number of
states on January 16, 1919.

The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early
19th century, when Americans concerned about the adverse
effects of drinking began forming
temperance societies. By the
late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political
force, campaigning on the state level and calling for total national abstinence. In December 1917, the 18th Amendment, also known
as the Prohibition Amendment, was passed by Congress and
sent to the states for ratification.

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The Orange County (California) Sheriff dumping bootleg alcohol,
circa 1925.

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CRASH LANDING MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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United Flight 173 was a scheduled flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City to Portland International
Airport in Oregon. The jet ran out of fuel while troubleshooting
a landing gear problem and crashed in a suburban neighborhood
east of the city at 157th and Burnside. Ten passengers were killed
and 175 survived.

 

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1978 plane crash into Portland neighborhood killed 10, allowed a prisoner escape -- and haunted pilot - oregonlive.com

 

United Airlines 173 – The Need for CRM | GO FLIGHT MEDICINE

United Airlines Flight 173 crash site in Portland, OR (Google Maps)
The crash site as it looks today.

 

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Twinkies were invented in
Schiller Park, Illinois, on April 6, 1930, by James Alexander Dewar, a Canadian-born baker for the Continental Baking Company.

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James Alexander Dewar (February 5, 1897 – June 30, 1985)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1963

Portrait of President John F. Kennedy, from the TV Show, "JFK Assassination as It Happened"' Photographic Print - Alfred Eisenstaedt | AllPosters.com
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)

Look Back At 1963 Live TV Coverage Of JFK's Assassination | KERA News

CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite announces the death of President
John F. Kennedy
.

 

Walter Cronkite On The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy : NPR


The Enduring Legacy of the JFK Assassination Newspaper | Denver Public Library History

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