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Saturday, December 27, 2014

October 5 - This Day in History

October 5: General Interest
1947: First presidential speech on TV

On this day in 1947, President Harry Truman (1884-1972) makes the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House, asking Americans to cut back on their use of grain in order to help starving Europeans... read more

American Revolution
1775 : Washington informs Congress of espionage

1919 : Enzo Ferrari makes his debut as a race car driver

Civil War
1864 : Union scores a victory at the Battle of Allatoona

Cold War
1986 : Iran-Contra scandal unravels

1892 : The Dalton gang performs their last robbery attempt

1930 : Blimp crashes in France

General Interest
1813 : Tecumseh defeated

1877 : Chief Joseph surrenders

1969 : Cuban defector lands MiG in Miami

1974 : American circumnavigates the globe on foot

1989 : Dalai Lama wins Peace Prize

2011 : Apple founder Steve Jobs dies

1990 : Henry & June is first NC-17 film

1978 : Isaac Singer wins Nobel Prize

1991 : Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch earn a #1 hit with "Good Vibrations"

Old West
1892 : The Dalton Gang is wiped out in Coffeyville, Kansas

1829 : Chester Arthur is born

1953 : Yanks win their fifth series in a row

Vietnam War
1963 : South Vietnamese generals plan coup

1964 : President Johnson under fire from his own party

World War I
1915 : Britain and France commit troops to operation in Salonika, Greece

World War II
1942 : "Stalingrad must not be taken by the enemy."
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