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    Today in History

    December 9

    1953 - General Electric announces all Communist employees will be fired

    December 4:

    1942 - U.S. planes make the first raids on Naples, Italy.

    November 28:

    1950 - In Korea, 200,000 Communist troops launch attack on UN forces.

    November 27:

    1942 - Legendary rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix was born.

    November 26:

    1938 - Poland renews nonaggression pact with the Soviet Union to protect against a German invasion.

    November 21:

    1927Police turn machine guns on striking Colorado mine workers, killing five and wounding 20.

    November 20:

    1923 - Garrett Morgan patents three-position traffic signal.

    November 19:

    1969 - Apollo 12 touches down on the moon.

    November 16:

    1955 - "Tennessee Ernie Ford" drove to the top spot on the record charts on this day in 1955.  Sixteen Tons, where he owed his “soul to the company store,” became the fastest-selling record in history, jumping to #1 in just 3 weeks. The tune, on Capitol Records, stayed at #1 for eight weeks.

    November 15:

    1965 - In the second day of combat, regiments of the 1st Cavalry Division battle on Landing Zones X-Ray against North Vietnamese forces in the Ia Drang Valley.

    Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, gathered together heating rations during the fight for LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam. Photo extracted from US Army motion picture footage. (Nov 1965)

    June 14

    1963 - Duke hit his his 400th home run in a game against the Cincinnati Reds. Snider became the ninth player in major-league history to reach this career milestone.

    February 4

    1974 - Patricia Hearst, granddaughter of newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army.


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