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A GREAT WAR DECUMENTARY ON NBC -TV

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Victory at Sea is a documentary television series about warfare
in general during
World War II, and naval warfare in particular,
as well as the use of industry in warfare. It was originally aired
by
NBC in 1952–1953. It was condensed into a film released in
1954. Excerpts from the music soundtrack, by
Richard Rodgers a
nd
Robert Russell Bennett, were re-recorded for record albums.

The original TV broadcasts comprised 26 half-hour segments—
Sunday afternoons at 3pm (EST) in most markets—starting on
October 26, 1952 and ending on May 3, 1953. The series, which
won an
Emmy award in 1954 as "best public affairs program",
played an important part in establishing historic "compilation" documentaries as a viable television genre.
  

       
        

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THE DOOLITTLE RAID ON THIS DAY IN 1942

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On April 18, 1942, 16 American B-25 bombers, launched from the
aircraft carrier USS Hornet 650 miles east of Japan and commanded
by Lieutenant Colonel
James H. Doolittle, attack the Japanese
mainland.

The now-famous Tokyo Raid did little real damage to Japan (wartime Premier Hideki Tojo was inspecting military bases during the raid;
one B-25 came so close, Tojo could see the pilot, though the
American bomber never fired a shot)–but it did hurt the Japanese government’s prestige. Believing the air raid had been launched
from Midway Island, approval was given to Admiral Isoroku
Yamamoto’s plans for an attack on Midway–which would also
damage Japanese “prestige.” Doolittle eventually received the
Medal of Honor.

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James Harold Doolittle
(December 14, 1896 – September 27, 1993)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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ROSS SIMPSON

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Tammy Wynette (Virginia Wynette Pugh)
(May 5, 1942 – April 6, 1998)


Tammy Waynette was one of country music’s best-
known artists and biggest-selling female singers
during the late 1960s and first half of the 1970s.

Wynette charted 20 number-one songs on the
Billboard Country Chart. She is credited with
having defined the role of women in country
music during the 1970s.

Tammy died on April 6, 1998, at the age of 55
while sleeping on her couch in her
Nashville,
Tennessee
, home. Her doctor from said she
died of a
blood clot in her lung.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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MIKE GRACIA

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Woodrow Wilson before Congress in 1917.

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Thomas Woodrow Wilson
(December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924)

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TROOPS WITHDRAW ON THIS DAY IN 1973

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March 29, 1973: Two months after the signing of the Vietnam
peace agreement, the last U.S. combat troops left South
Vietnam as Hanoi freed the remaining American prisoners
of war held in North Vietnam. America’s direct eight-year
intervention in the
Vietnam War
was at an end. In Saigon,
some 7,000 U.S. Department of Defense civilian employees
remained behind to aid South Vietnam in conducting what
looked to be a fierce and ongoing war with communist North
Vietnam.

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