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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-cowpens-south-carolina

Automotive
1953 : Corvette unveiled at GM Motorama
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/corvette-unveiled-at-gm-motorama

Civil War
1865 : Sherman's army is delayed by rain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/shermans-army-rained-in

Cold War
1961 : Eisenhower warns of the "military-industrial complex"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-warns-of-the-military-industrial-complex

Crime
1950 : The Great Brinks Robbery
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-great-brinks-robbery

Disaster
1994 : Earthquake rocks Los Angeles
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/earthquake-rocks-los-angeles

General Interest
1893 : Americans overthrow Hawaiian monarchy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/americans-overthrow-hawaiian-monarchy
1961 : Eisenhower bids farewell
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-bids-farewell
1966 : H-bomb lost in Spain
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/h-bomb-lost-in-spain
1977 : The execution of Gary Gilmore
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-execution-of-gary-gilmore

Hollywood
1984 : U.S. Supreme Court decides Universal v. Sony, as VCR usage takes off
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-supreme-court-decides-universal-v-sony-as-vcr-usage-takes-off

Literary
1820 : Anne Bronte is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/anne-bronte-is-born

Music
1966 : NBC Television greenlights The Monkees
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nbc-television-greenlights-the-monkees

Old West
1763 : John Jacob Astor is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-jacob-astor-is-born

Presidential
1961 : Eisenhower warns of military-industrial complex
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eisenhower-warns-of-military-industrial-complex
1994 : Paula Jones accuses Bill Clinton of sexual harassment
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/paula-jones-accuses-bill-clinton-of-sexual-harassment

Sports
1916 : PGA is formed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/pga-is-formed

Vietnam War
1971 : South Vietnamese forces raid POW camp
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-forces-raid-pow-camp
1972 : Nixon threatens President Thieu
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/nixon-threatens-president-thieu

World War I
1916 : Winston Churchill hears speech on the tragedy of war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/winston-churchill-hears-speech-on-the-tragedy-of-war

World War II
1944 : Allies make their move on Cassino, Italy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/allies-make-their-move-on-cassino-italy
1945 : Soviets capture Warsaw
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-capture-warsaw


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