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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
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/washington-informs-congress-of-espionage


Automotive
1919 : Enzo Ferrari makes his debut as a race car driver
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/enzo-ferrari-makes-his-debut-as-a-race-car-driver


Civil War
1864 : Union scores a victory at the Battle of Allatoona
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-allatoona


Cold War
1986 : Iran-Contra scandal unravels
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/iran-contra-scandal-unravels


Crime
1892 : The Dalton gang performs their last robbery attempt
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-dalton-gang-performs-their-last-robbery-attempt


Disaster
1930 : Blimp crashes in France
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/blimp-crashes-in-france


General Interest
1813 : Tecumseh defeated
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/tecumseh-defeated

1877 : Chief Joseph surrenders
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chief-joseph-surrenders

1969 : Cuban defector lands MiG in Miami
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/cuban-defector-lands-mig-in-miami

1974 : American circumnavigates the globe on foot
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/american-circumnavigates-the-globe-on-foot

1989 : Dalai Lama wins Peace Prize
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dalai-lama-wins-peace-prize

2011 : Apple founder Steve Jobs dies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/apple-founder-steve-jobs-dies


Hollywood
1990 : Henry & June is first NC-17 film
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/henry---june-is-first-nc-17-film


Literary
1978 : Isaac Singer wins Nobel Prize
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/isaac-singer-wins-nobel-prize


Music
1991 : Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch earn a #1 hit with "Good Vibrations"
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marky-mark-and-the-funky-bunch-earn-a-1-hit-with-quotgood-vibrationsquot


Old West
1892 : The Dalton Gang is wiped out in Coffeyville, Kansas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-dalton-gang-is-wiped-out-in-coffeyville-kansas


Presidential
1829 : Chester Arthur is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/chester-arthur-is-born


Sports
1953 : Yanks win their fifth series in a row
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/yanks-win-their-fifth-series-in-a-row


Vietnam War
1963 : South Vietnamese generals plan coup
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/south-vietnamese-generals-plan-coup

1964 : President Johnson under fire from his own party
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-johnson-under-fire-from-his-own-party


World War I
1915 : Britain and France commit troops to operation in Salonika, Greece
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/britain-and-france-commit-troops-to-operation-in-salonika-greece


World War II
1942 : "Stalingrad must not be taken by the enemy."
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stalingrad-must-not-be-taken-by-the-enemy
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