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On October 20th, 1968, former first lady Jacqueline
Kennedy married Greek shipping magnate Aristotle
On this date:
In 1803, the US Senate ratified the Louisiana
In 1892, the city
of Chicago dedicated the World's Columbian
In 1903, a joint
commission ruled in favor of the United States in
a boundary dispute between the District of Alaska
In 1944, during
World War Two, General Douglas MacArthur stepped
ashore at Leyte in the Philippines, two and
a-half years after he'd said, "I shall
In 1947, the House
Un-American Activities Committee opened hearings
into alleged Communist influence and infiltration
within the American motion picture industry.
In 1964, the 31st
president of the United States, Herbert Hoover,
died in New York at age 90.
In 1967, seven men
were convicted in Meridian, Mississippi, of
violating the civil rights of three murdered
civil rights workers.
In 1973, in the
so-called "Saturday Night Massacre,"
special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox was
dismissed and Attorney General Elliot L.
Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William B.
In 1977, three
members of the rock group Lynyrd Skynyrd were
killed in the crash of a chartered plane near
In 1979, the John
F. Kennedy Library was dedicated in Boston.
Ten years ago:
Three members of the rap group 2 Live Crew were
acquitted by a jury in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
of violating obscenity laws with an adults-only
concert in nearby Hollywood the previous June.
The Cincinnati Reds won the World Series, 2-to-1,
sweeping the Oakland A's in four games.
Five years ago:
France, the United States and Britain announced a
treaty banning atomic blasts in the South Pacific
-- but only after France finished testing there
the following year. NATO Secretary General Willy
Claes resigned to face corruption charges in his
native Belgium (he later received a three-year
suspended jail sentence). Space shuttle
"Columbia" was launched on a research
flight that had been delayed six times.
One year ago: The
government laid out new rules to protect
children's privacy on the Internet and to shield
them from commercial e-mail. Elizabeth Dole
abandoned her Republican bid to be America's
first woman president.
ingratitude, the most painful thing to bear is
Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman