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Today in history for September 23rd: Richard Nixon gives his 'Checkers' speech; Rome's Augustus Caesar born... Read more...
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Watch: Highlights during this day in history: President Truman relieves Gen. Douglas MacArthur of his command; France's Napoleon abdicates; The Nazi concentration camp of Buchenwald is liberated; Uganda's Idi Amin deposed; Apollo 13 lifts off. Read more...
Good morning, today is February 1, 2013, and TGIF! Highlights of this day in history include: The Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy; During the Vietnam War, Saigon's police chief, Nguyen Ngoc Loan, executed a Viet Cong officer with a pistol Read more...

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Good morning, today is Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Highlights of Today in History: The Tet offensive began as Communist forces launched surprise attacks against South Vietnamese provincial capitals.; Adolph Hitler becomes Chancellor of Read more...
March 23, 1945 - Curbing Enthusiasm, Cautious Optimism.
March 23, 1945 - Allied Armies cross the Rhine, moving faster than press can report it. Speculation on allied victories. Air Raids on Japan destroy 20% of industrial capacity in Tokyo. Senate extends Draft without a single "no" vote. State Department gives UN Conference Special name. Read more...
March 20, 1964 -Spring And The Better Deal.
March 20, 1964 - Three U.S. fliers shot down over East Germany. Cambodia shoots down Vietnamese spotter plane. LBJ at fundraiser offers "Better Deal". Barry Goldwater at fundraiser offers paranoia. Pierre Salinger quits as White House Press Secretary to run for Senate in California. Michigan Governor George Romney blasts Lieutenant Governor over Romney's proposal to strengthen drunk driving laws. First day of Spring. Read more...
February 28, 1981 - Negotiations And Making Nice.
February 28, 1981 - The continuing Thatcher-Reagan romance. Pravda claims state department lying about arms shipments to El Salvador. Reagan asks for fund to reactivate WW2 Battleships. Budget cuts. Islamic Peace Mission in Tehran, trying to end Iran-Iraq War. Basque Separatists release hostages. Iran releases British Missionaries. Threats of violence between Vietnamese and U.S. Fishermen over Shrimp in Texas Gulf Coast. Read more...
February 15, 1942 - "A Two Ocean War With A One Ocean Navy".
February 15,1942 - Rumors British forces in Singapore ask for armistice. Japanese prepare to launch offensive against Palembang, largest oil production site in Far East. German Warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau cruise English Channel fueling fears of pending invasion of Britain. Russians push West, taking 4 towns and pushing Germans back to old Polish border. Congress calls for stepped up war production. Senate begins inquiry on why synthetic rubber production wasn't stepped up before Pearl Harbor in light of losing rubber supply from Far East. Labor troubles with strikes at largest aluminum production facility in Detroit. Read more...