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Saturday, January 18, 2014

January 17 - The Day in History

January 17 : General Interest
1950: Boston thieves pull off historic robbery

On this day in 1950, 11 men steal more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts... read more

American Revolution
1781 : Battle of Cowpens, South Carolina

1953 : Corvette unveiled at GM Motorama

Civil War
1865 : Sherman's army is delayed by rain

Cold War
1961 : Eisenhower warns of the "military-industrial complex"

1950 : The Great Brinks Robbery

1994 : Earthquake rocks Los Angeles

General Interest
1893 : Americans overthrow Hawaiian monarchy
1961 : Eisenhower bids farewell
1966 : H-bomb lost in Spain
1977 : The execution of Gary Gilmore

1984 : U.S. Supreme Court decides Universal v. Sony, as VCR usage takes off

1820 : Anne Bronte is born

1966 : NBC Television greenlights The Monkees

Old West
1763 : John Jacob Astor is born

1961 : Eisenhower warns of military-industrial complex
1994 : Paula Jones accuses Bill Clinton of sexual harassment

1916 : PGA is formed

Vietnam War
1971 : South Vietnamese forces raid POW camp
1972 : Nixon threatens President Thieu

World War I
1916 : Winston Churchill hears speech on the tragedy of war

World War II
1944 : Allies make their move on Cassino, Italy
1945 : Soviets capture Warsaw


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