Morning Open Thread: Today In History

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.

Happy birthday to Ethel Kennedy, who turns 85 today.

Your morning open thread begins below.


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