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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

December 29 - The Day in History

December 29 : General Interest
1890: U.S. Army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee

On this day in 1890, in the final chapter of America's long Indian wars, the U.S. Cavalry kills 146 Sioux at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota... read more

American Revolution
1778 : British capture Savannah, Georgia

1989 : Actor Christian Slater arrested for drunk driving

Civil War
1862 : Union is thwarted at the Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs

Cold War
1956 : United States prepares new strategic plan for Middle East

1985 : The "Railway Rapist" commits his first murder

1876 : Bridge collapses in Ohio

General Interest
1170 : The making of an English martyr
1845 : Texas enters the Union
1940 : Worst air raid on London

1947 : Cheers star Ted Danson born

1916 : Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is published

1957 : Pat Boone earns second #1 hit with "April Love"

Old West
1890 : U.S. Army massacres Sioux at Wounded Knee

1808 : Andrew Johnson is born

1878 : Cuban professional baseball league holds first game

Vietnam War
1962 : Saigon announces success of strategic hamlet program
1966 : Johnson Administration responds to Harrison Salisbury's charges

World War I
1915 : French government gives land for British war cemeteries

World War II
1940 : Germans raid London


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