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Saturday October 20, 2018 @ 07:19:13 AM mt

U.S. forces land at Leyte Island in the Philippines




On this day in 1944, more than 100,000 American soldiers land on Leyte Island, in the Philippines, as preparation for the major invasion by Gen. Douglas MacArthur. The ensuing battles of Leyte Island proved among the bloodiest of the war in the Pacific and signaled the beginning of the end for the ...
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Saturday October 20, 2018 @ 07:19:06 AM mt

Turks send British officer to negotiate armistice terms




On October 20, 1918, General Charles Townshend travels from Constantinople to the Greek Isles to liaison with the British government over a possible armistice between the Allies and the Ottoman Empire in World War I. Up until mid-September 1918, the ruling Ottoman government, the Committee of Union ...
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Saturday October 20, 2018 @ 07:19:00 AM mt

2 Live Crew members are acquitted of obscenity charges




Three members of the rap group 2 Live Crew are acquitted of obscenity charges in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Luther Campbell, Chris Fresh Kid Ice Wong Won, and Mark Brother Marquis Ross had faced a year in prison for performing their songs, which were considered to be sexually prurient and ...
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Saturday October 20, 2018 @ 07:18:55 AM mt

Congress creates the Continental Association




On this day in 1774, the First Continental Congress creates the Continental Association, which calls for a complete ban on all trade between America and Great Britain of all goods, wares or merchandise. The creation of the association was in response to the Coercive Actsor Intolerable Acts as ...
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Saturday October 20, 2018 @ 07:18:49 AM mt

Union General Daniel Sickles is born




On this day in 1819, Daniel Sickles, one of the most colorful generals in the Union army, is born in New York City. Sickleswas a member of theNew York StateAssembly and New York State Senate before servingin the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat from New York from 1857 to 1861. His ...
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Saturday October 20, 2018 @ 07:18:42 AM mt

The Red Scare comes to Hollywood




The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) of the U.S. Congress opens its investigation into communist infiltration of the American movie industry on October 20, 1947. Chaired by Congressman Parnell Thomas, the subsequent hearings focused on identifying political subversives among Hollywood ...
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Saturday October 20, 2018 @ 07:18:36 AM mt

Natural gas explosions rock Cleveland




Two liquid gas tanks explode in Cleveland, Ohio, killing 130 people, on this day in 1944. It took all of the citys firefighters to bring the resulting industrial fire under control. At 2:30 p.m., laboratory workers at the East Ohio Gas Company spotted white vapor leaking from the large natural gas ...
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Saturday October 20, 2018 @ 07:18:30 AM mt

Burt Lancaster dies




On this day in 1994, Burt Lancaster, a former circus performer who rose to fame as a Hollywood leading man with some 70 movies to his credit, including From Here to Eternity and Atlantic City, in a career that spanned more than four decades, dies of a heart attack at the age of 80 in Century City, ...
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Saturday October 20, 2018 @ 07:18:24 AM mt

French poet Arthur Rimbaud is born




On this day, Arthur Rimbaud is born in Charleville, France. His father, an army officer, deserted the family when Rimbaud was six. Rimbaud was a brilliant student, and his first poem was published in a French review when he was 16. The following year, he rebelled and ran away to Paris. He joined ...
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Saturday October 20, 2018 @ 07:18:13 AM mt

Three members of the southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd die in a Mississippi plane crash




In the summer of 1977, members of the rock band Aerosmith inspected an airplane they were considering chartering for their upcoming toura Convair 240 operated out of Addison, Texas. Concerns over the flight crew led Aerosmith to look elsewherea decision that saved one band but doomed another. The ...
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